Nutrition – 466001

Nutrition – 466001

Nutrition - 466001

Posting Date: 01/17/2024

Closing Date: 04/01/2024

Job Information/Description:

 Nutrition – 466001

Posting Open Date 11/22/2023

Open Until Filled Yes

Position Type Permanent Faculty

Appointment Type Open Rank

Vacancy ID FAC0004865

Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Permanent

Hours per week 40


Position Location North Carolina, US

Hiring Range Dependent on Qualifications/Experience

Proposed Start Date 04/01/2024

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The Department of Nutrition, chaired by Raz Shaikh, is one of eight departments in the Gillings School of Global Public Health. It is the only nutrition department in the United States situated in both a school of public health and a school of medicine. The Department engages in innovative work that capitalizes on both these schools’ approaches to health; thus, the Department has an unusual breadth of scientific and policy approaches. The Department of Nutrition’s mission is to improve and protect the public’s health through teaching, research, and practice that foster optimal nutrition. Its vision is to achieve optimal nutrition for all people around the globe. The Department of Nutrition consists of 41 primary, 11 joint, and 13 adjunct faculty and 8 administrative staff, as well as postdoctoral fellows and research staff members. During FY 2023, the Department managed over $23 million dollars in sponsored research funding.

In the Fall of 2023, the Department enrolled 370 students, including 45 doctoral , 215 master’s, and 110 bachelor students. The Gillings School of Global Public Health and the School of Medicine, located across the street from each other, are situated on the UNC main campus, facilitating cross-school and department collaboration.

Several Nutrition faculty are based at the UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI).

The NRI building is located on the 350-acre North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, just 30 minutes north of Charlotte. Eight universities have a research presence at the NCRC, all with a focus on nutrition-related research. The NRI building is equipped with advanced wet laboratories to meet the needs of bench scientists in their basic and applied research, clinical facilities for assessing, measuring, processing, and examining clinical study participants, and a variety of meeting areas and office spaces. Nutrition faculty are also affiliated with several other centers and institutes across UNC that foster multidisciplinary collaboration, including the Carolina Population Center, the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

Additional information about the Department can be found at: /nutr/.

Additional information about the NRI can be found at

Position Summary

The Department of Nutrition in the Gillings School of Global Public Health and School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) invites applications for an open-rank tenure-track position, commensurate with experience. The Department is recognized as a global leader in nutrition research and training. The breadth of our department’s research spans from cell to society and moves from discovery to intervention delivery and dissemination.

We are seeking applicants who will build an independent research program and participate in collaborative research that aligns with existing strengths in the department. We are especially interested in someone with expertise in nutritional epidemiology, particularly as it relates to areas of growing need, such as global nutrition; food and nutrition equity; food systems and policy; climate and the environment; novel approaches to the assessment of diet, nutritional status, and physical activity; biologic, behavioral, and/or social applications to precision nutrition; and data science. These are areas of research that are critical for the advancement of nutritional science and public health. Other responsibilities include teaching, research mentoring to undergraduate and graduate students, and participation in university and professional service.

Ideal candidates will have postdoctoral or faculty-level experience and a track record that supports the potential to establish a visible, impactful, and extramurally- funded research program.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

A PhD or equivalent in nutrition, epidemiology, or relevant discipline is required.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Experience employing strategies to ensure access to resources and promote student success in a public university setting where students are diverse with respect to social background, economic resources, racial and ethnic identities, religious affiliations, and gender and sexual identification and preference. In addition, experience working in a setting where students may need learning accommodations related to physical abilities (e.g., mobility, sensory) or neurodivergence.

Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

Special Instructions

Please include the following with your application:

Cover Letter
Curriculum vitae, including names and contact information for 4 or more references
Statement of research accomplishments, ongoing efforts, and future directions
Teaching statement and philosophy. The teaching statement can include teaching interests within and outside the current curricula and philosophy
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Department Contact Name and Title LaSonya W. Hudson, HR Consultant

Department Contact Telephone or [email protected]

Academic Personnel Office Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to [email protected].

Please note: The Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department notify the Department Contact.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Contact Information:

Department Contact Name and Title – LaSonya W. Hudson, HR Consultant
Department Contact Email – [email protected]

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to [email protected].