The Department of Nutrition at the University of Nevada, Reno seeks to fill a 9-month, full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Applied Nutrition at the Assistant Professor level. This position will be an integral component of the University of Nevada, Reno, the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources. The focus of this position is applied nutrition. This may include but is not limited to nutritional needs across the lifespan; wellness and chronic disease prevention; food and nutrition guidance; and/or nutrition policies and programs. The successful candidate will establish an impactful, independent research program in the area of applied nutrition as evidenced by extramural funding and publications in recognized scholarly journals. In addition, the candidate will contribute to vibrant undergraduate and graduate academic nutrition programs through effective teaching; advising and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds; and assisting with curriculum assessment and development. The candidate will also be expected to participate in academic and professional service commensurate with rank; and contribute to the outreach mission of this Land-Grant Institution. Collaborative efforts with faculty within CABNR and Cooperative Extension are anticipated.
Required Qualifications PhD in nutrition or closely related discipline. Preferred Qualifications Postdoctoral research experience; evidence of independent and collaborative research activities; publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals; and success in securing extramural funding. Evidence of effective teaching at a college/university; and advising students from culturally diverse backgrounds.
Internal Number: R0112814
About University of Nevada, Reno
The Department of Nutrition has an undergraduate enrollment of ~200 with students pursuing either dietetics or nutritional science specializations. We also offer an MS in Nutrition and are working toward a PhD program. Faculty help meet the state’s need for health professionals through two accredited dietetic programs; participation in the School of Medicine’s BS/MD Program; and by providing a strong science foundation for students seeking admission to allied professional schools. Departmental, college and university resources are consistent with that of a Tier 1 status earned by the University of Nevada,