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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Molecular Nutrition

The College of Health Solutions and the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion (SNHP) at Arizona State University (ASU) are seeking a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track faculty member at the rank of assistant or associate professor in the area of molecular nutrition focused on nutrigenetic and nutrigenomic causes of metabolic and/or vascular disease. Areas of interest include epigenetics, proteomics, microbiome-gene interactions and non-coding RNA. We will also consider exceptionally strong candidates for full professor and exceptionally strong candidates from other fields of nutrition. The candidate will have the ability to work closely with SNHP faculty including nutrition, exercise, and behavioral scientists; epidemiologists; psychologists; and physiologists; in the areas of behavior change, community-based interventions, food security, food and nutrition policy, metabolism, dietary and physical activity assessment methods development, microbiome, and exercise physiology. The position will be housed within the ASU’s Center for Metabolic and Vascular Biology at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. This setting provides an established collaborative environment between ASU and Mayo Clinic investigators conducting a wide range of research in metabolic biology, including muscle protein metabolism, adipose tissue metabolism, obesity, insulin resistance, cancer, and inflammation. The Clinical Studies Infusion Unit at Mayo Clinic supports human studies that can involve a wide array of invasive procedures.

The school supports academic programs in Nutrition (NTR), Exercise and Wellness (EXW), Kinesiology (KIN), and Health Sciences (HSC), and has one of the largest Didactic Dietetics and Dietetic Internship programs in the country.  Besides multiple undergraduate programs, the SNHP offers programs leading to MS in Nutrition, MS in Nutrition (Dietetics), MS in Obesity Prevention and Management, MS in Exercise and Wellness, MS in Clinical Exercise Physiology, and interdisciplinary PhD in Physical Activity, Nutrition and Wellness.

Responsibilities for this position include developing an active externally funded research program (60% which moves to 40% after two years), teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and mentoring students in research (20% which moves to 40% after two years), and providing service to the program and university as well as to the community and profession (20%). The ideal candidate will present evidence of a successful research trajectory, including a strong publication record and evidence of grantsmanship consistent with rank, and a strong commitment to high-quality teaching and student mentoring. 

The College of Health Solutions (CHS) is dedicated to translating scientific advances to improve health outcomes through education, research and service. We equip students with the knowledge and skills to influence healthier lifestyle choices; develop creative interventions to improve the health of people and populations; analyze and translate large amounts of health data into solutions; and maximize the technology, science, business and application of diagnostics. The college’s research programs encompass basic/discovery science, clinical trials, intervention science, and measurement of health outcomes. In all cases, the CHS focus is to use interdisciplinary approaches to addressing the complex systems that underpin all health problems.

For additional information regarding ASU, the College of Health Solutions, and the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion, go to http://about.asu.edu/ and https://chs.asu.edu.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD degree in nutritional biochemistry or related field such as genomics, metabolomics, or molecular biology
  • Experience in writing and securing grants:  evidence of grant submissions annually and grant awards commensurate with rank
  • Experience conducting and publishing research:  evidence of annually published peer reviewed articles commensurate with rank
  • Experience teaching courses at the college level:  evidence of successful university teaching in-person and/or online commensurate with rank

Desired Qualifications

  • Expertise in metabolic and/or vascular disease
  • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with colleagues
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
  • Experience mentoring graduate students in research and publishing

Application Deadline and Procedures

The initial close date for the position is 1/15/18. Applications are reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed.

To apply, visit http://apply.interfolio.com/46653 to submit the following:

  • A letter of interest addressed to Dr. Carol Johnston (carol.johnston@asu.edu), including the name of the position for which you are applying, your qualifications, and professional experience
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number). References will not be contacted until the candidate progresses to the latter stages of the search process.

If you have questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact dinorah.metz@asu.edu.

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law  (See ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement and www.asu.edu/titleIX/.)