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Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences
(posted November 25, 2019)
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
Department of Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems

Position Summary: The Department of Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems (ANFS), in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture at the University of New Hampshire seeks candidates for a full-time (9 month) tenure track assistant professor of nutritional sciences to begin August, 2020. We seek candidates whose research and teaching focus addresses the biochemical and/or physiological effects of diet on human metabolism and health. In addition to a vibrant group of researchers and teachers in the Department and the College, facilities such as the University Instrumentation Center, Hubbard Genome Center, and the Center of Integrated Biomedical and Bioengineering Research are available to support research interests. The successful candidate is expected to develop a productive, internationally-recognized, and externally-funded research program that works collaboratively across disciplines. They are also expected to provide excellent training and research opportunities for our undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate will provide vibrant, high-quality instruction for undergraduate and graduate courses in topics related to the candidate’s expertise and the needs of the department.

Application Instructions: Candidates should be prepared to upload the following documents at the time of application: Resume/CV, contact information for 3 professional references, teaching philosophy and research statement. Questions regarding this position can be directed to Maggie Dylewski Begis (maggie.dylewski@unh.edu) and Sherman Bigornia (sherman.bigornia@unh.edu), Co-Chairs of the Search Committee.

About the University: We are New Hampshire’s flagship public research institution, located just minutes from the ocean and within reach of everything from the mountains to the major metropolitan hub of Boston. For more than 150 years, UNH has delivered hands-on learning, research and work experiences that bring together students, faculty and private and public partners to create life-changing opportunities and innovative solutions in our neighborhoods and across the world.

About the Department: The Department of Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems (ANFS) (http://colsa.unh.edu/anfs) currently serves undergraduate majors through its Animal Science, Nutrition, Equine Studies, and Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems programs, as well as graduate students and dietetic interns through a variety of departmental and college-wide programs. The Nutrition Program offers three undergraduate options within the major and serves approximately 200 students; graduate offerings include thesis-based masters and doctoral programs, a combined masters with dietetic internship, an accelerated 3+2 BS/MS program, as well as a graduate certificate in dietetics.

Current ANFS faculty research areas include nutritional epidemiology, human nutrition & disease prevention, animal and plant production, plant breeding and applied genomics, plant physiology and biochemistry, plant pathology, and dairy cattle nutrition. We are a vibrant, new, interdisciplinary department, well-positioned to engage in cross-disciplinary research and teaching at the interface of our food system and human health. This position search is one of two underway in the area of Nutrition and both are intended to be foundationally important to a growing program in Nutrition Sciences. We value the ability to work with faculty, staff, and students as well as community groups of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.