The Department of Nutrition at Texas A&M University (TAMU) in College Station, Texas continues to embark on an ambitious expansion to become a nationally recognized leader in nutrition sciences. We currently invite applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with 9-month appointment. The current department has active research programs in obesity, diabetes, cancer stem cell biology, cancer metabolism, maternal and women’s health nutrition, inflamm-aging and evidence-based practice and guidelines. To meet the needs of the emerging fields of evidence-based nutrition and precision nutrition, the department has an interest in building on its strengths in expanding its translational and applied human nutrition research. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise that complements/synergizes with the strengths of the department, with particular interest areas shown below and available at: https://nutrition.tamu.edu.
Evidence synthesis methods, dissemination and implementation
Micronutrients and global health
Food systems and policy
Nutrition and chronic disease prevention
Diet and the microbiome
Candidates will be expected to: 1) develop and maintain competitive extramurally funded research programs; 2) teach undergraduate and graduate courses in nutrition; 3) contribute to the academic service mission of the department and university.
Application Instructions Interested individuals should submit: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of research interests and goals (no more than 3 pages), 4) statement of teaching philosophy and experience (1 page), and 5) contact information for at least three references through https://apply.interfolio.com/87194 .
About the Department: The Department of Nutrition and Texas A&M University welcomes and encourages diversity in all forms as candidates are expected to contribute to a culturally diverse research, education and service environment. Texas A&M University has a variety of programs and networks that support both professional and personal success of its faculty.
About the University: Texas A&M University, the only institution in the state to hold Land, Sea and Space Grant status, is a Tier I research university committed to strengthening its diversity. Enrollment at TAMU is approximately 71,000 students, of which 15,000 are graduate and professional students; the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences includes 15 departments and over 400 faculty.
About the Community: The University is located in College Station, which combined with the twin city of Bryan, forms a metropolitan community of approximately 275,000 people with high-quality amenities and a low cost of living. In addition to excellent health, education, and recreational services, the community affords a rich variety of cultural activities typical of a major university environment, including sports, museums, music, art and theatre. The College Station-Bryan area is also centrally located between Texas’ major metro areas including Houston, Dallas-Ft Worth, Austin, and San Antonio.
Review of applications will begin October 28, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. All queries should be directed to search committee chairperson Dr. Bradley Johnston (email: bradley.johnston@TAMU.edu).
Qualifications: Requirements include a Ph.D. in nutrition, public health, biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, genetics, or other related fields. The potential for research productivity and grantsmanship should be apparent in the application. Preference will be given to individuals with postdoctoral experience, demonstrated expertise, and a desire to participate in multidisciplinary research programs.
About Texas A&M University - Department of Nutrition
The Department of Nutrition was established upon a rich heritage of Aggie leadership in nutrition and dedicated to expanding the embrace of the Aggie family worldwide. In creating the Department, the state of Texas and Texas A&M University recognized the importance of food choices in living a healthy life. Families, schools, communities, and businesses all benefit when people make nutritious choices as part of a healthy lifestyle. It is important that people have the knowledge to make the right food choices when eating at home and away from home. It is the mission of the Department of Nutrition and Food Science to:
Nutrition is involved in almost all of the processes of human life. The field ranges from discovering the role of citrus limonoids on cell signalling and the development of breast cancer – to the effect of amino acids like arginine on protein metabolism and muscle mass – to the effect of nutrition education programs on glycosylated hemoglobin levels of individuals with diabetes. Indeed, nutrition is central to growing concerns of obesity and severe chronic health diseases.