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Summary of Position 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.
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.
Additional Job Information 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.
Acceptable Minimum Qualifications
A doctoral degree in nutritional sciences or related discipline, and demonstrated potential for extramural funding.
A record of research that demonstrates a trajectory of successful scholarship and that aligns with the position description and complements existing expertise within the department and College of Life Science and Agriculture.
Demonstrated potential in teaching and mentoring of our graduate and undergraduate students
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
An understanding and appreciation of the integrated teaching, research, and service component of UNH’s land-grant mission and the trans-disciplinary alignment of agriculture, nutrition, and food systems science in higher education.
Additional Preferred Qualifications
Teaching and/or advising experience at the undergraduate and/or graduate level
Special Requirements A background check will be required as a condition of employment.
The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.