Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences

Position: The University of Connecticut Department of Nutritional Sciences invites qualified candidates to apply for a full-time (9-month appointment, 50% research and 50% teaching) tenure track position as Assistant Professor.  The anticipated start date is August 23, 2014.

Responsibilities: Establish an independent, funded research program in areas of molecular nutrition, with focus on diet-induced changes in immune or inflammatory responses, and mechanisms whereby food components and nutrients modulate these responses in cells, animal models, or humans; teach undergraduate and graduate courses; advise/mentor undergraduate and graduate students; provide professional and public service.

Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in nutrition or related discipline; productive research as evidenced by publications and strong potential to secure extramural funding; commitment to the Department’s vision and mission; effective teaching skills; effective oral and written communication and interpersonal skills; postdoctoral experience or equivalent.  

Preferred qualifications: Expertise in cell biology and immunology in relationship to inflammation, obesity and related chronic diseases; research emphasis on nutrients or bioactive food components and their molecular mechanisms of action; extramural support for his/her research program; ability to synergize with faculty of the Department of Nutritional Sciences and facilitate interdisciplinary interactions with other University investigators; ability to advise undergraduate and graduate students. 

Related information: The Department of Nutritional Sciences is one of seven academic units within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and offers instructional programs leading to B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Nutritional Sciences.  Research programs include molecular and biochemical mechanisms of nutrient action and metabolism, bioactive food components and prevention of chronic diseases, and community-based research, particularly with at-risk populations, and provide excellent collaborative opportunities for integrated research.  The UConn Technology Park, Bioscience Connecticut Initiative, and Next Generation Connecticut, recently approved by the state of Connecticut with funding of $1.5 billion, will offer exceptional opportunities to establish interdisciplinary collaborations with other investigators and industry partners, particularly in STEM disciplines.  For further information, please visit our website (http://www.cag.uconn.edu/nutsci/nutsci/).

Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits with a start-up package available for research.

To apply: Please visit Husky Hire at www.jobs.uconn.edu (Search #2013161) to submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests/philosophy, and names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of three references.  Inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Ji-Young Lee; Phone; 860-486-1827; Fax: 860-486-3674; email: ji-young.lee@uconn.edu; Department of Nutritional Sciences, R.E. Jones Building, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269-4017. For full consideration, applications and supporting materials should be received by October 1, 2013. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Connecticut is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Posted Date: 09/06/2013

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