Health Behavior & Nutrition Sciences, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

at University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, United States

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Job No: 500585
Work Type: Faculty
Location: Newark
Categories: Behavioral Health & Nutrition, Full Time

Department of Health Behavior and Nutrition Sciences

Assistant Professor, Tenure-track Position

The Department of Health Behavior and Nutrition Sciences (HBNS) in the College of Health Sciences (CHS) at the University of Delaware (UD) seeks an innovative and highly motivated candidate for a 9-month, Assistant Professor level, tenure-track faculty appointment in the Nutrition program, focusing on nutritional genomics/genetics, to join an award-winning faculty.

The candidate must have earned a doctoral degree (e.g., Ph.D. or equivalent) and have postdoctoral and/or faculty experience in a relevant field such as nutrition science, nutritional biology, or nutritional genomics. The candidate is expected to establish an active program of research and examine the intersection of nutrition and genomics/genetics. Primary responsibilities include leading a nationally visible, extramural-funded research program; teaching undergraduate and graduate courses related to macronutrient metabolism, micronutrient metabolism and nutritional genomics/genetics; supervising master’s and doctoral students; and contributing to service activities within and outside of the University. HBNS is interested in candidates who can teach or mentor a diverse student population. Faculty candidates are encouraged to describe their approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their teaching, research, and service.

GENERAL INFORMATION: HBNS ( is a thriving academic unit of over 30 faculty, approximately 750 undergraduate students and 60 graduate students. The Department includes undergraduate programs in Nutrition and Dietetics, Nutrition and Medical Sciences, and Nutrition and Health Behavior Science. Graduate programs include a Ph.D. in Nutrition Science, M.S. in Human Nutrition, M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics/Dietetic Internship, Ph.D. in Health Behavior Science and Promotion, M.S. in Health Promotion, a post-baccalaureate Dietetic Internship certificate, and a post-baccalaureate Health Coaching certificate via the Health Coaching Clinic. HBNS is known for rapidly growing research, dynamic teaching, student engagement, and departmental collaborations. The Nutrition Clinic provides medical nutrition therapy services to the community while engaging in innovative research initiatives and training students to be future nutrition professionals. The Health Coaching Clinic provides health coaching services for individuals throughout their life, serves as a clinical site for training health coaches in the Graduate Certificate program in Health Coaching, a practicum/internship site for Health Behavior Science undergraduates, and supports innovative research in health coaching.

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Posted On: Nov 22, 2023

Updated On: Dec 22, 2023

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