Assist. Prof., Human Microbiome & Nutritional Sciences

Assistant Professor in Human Microbiome and Nutritional Sciences

As integral components of the University of Nevada, Reno, the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources invite applications to fill an Assistant Professor in Human Microbiome and Nutritional Sciences position within the Department of Agriculture, Nutrition and Veterinary Sciences.

The position is for a dynamic nutritional scientist with research focuses on the application of nutritional science with an overarching goal of improving human health through dietary modulation of the gastrointestinal microbiome. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an innovative, independent, extramurally funded research program, provide excellent classroom instruction, contribute to curriculum development, advise and mentor undergrad and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and interact with a very multidisciplinary group of faculty.

The University of Nevada, Reno is ranked in the Top Tier of the “best national universities” by U.S. News & World Report, with plans to add up to 250 tenure-track faculty positions between 2015 and 2020. With a growing and increasingly diverse student enrollment of over 20,000 including over 3,000 graduate students, the University provides a comprehensive selection of degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows at the base of the Sierra Nevada, the University of Nevada, Reno is located 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe, numerous hot springs, and within four hours from San Francisco, the Napa-Sonoma wine country, and Yosemite National Park. The region offers an array of festivals and cultural activities including museums and performing arts centers. For more information on the Reno/Tahoe area, please visit:

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The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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