Associate Professor in Human Nutrition

Associate Professor in Human Nutrition


Location: UNH, Durham, NH
Department: UNH COLSA Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Systems (UBANFS)
Posting Number/Job Order #: PF0153FY18

Summary of Position:
he Department of Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems (ANFS) within the University of New Hampshire's College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA) invites applications from candidates with demonstrated research and teaching expertise in the interrelated human nutrition and agroecological aspects of our food system. Specifically, we seek a colleague with demonstrated teaching proficiency and research interest in the impacts of food production, safety, access, consumption, and/or policy on human health outcomes. The candidate will bring methodological expertise in the design, implementation, and assessment of food-related health behaviors that is grounded in the socio-ecological model. Experience in behavioral analysis and environmental assessment is a plus. Teaching responsibilities may include undergraduate and graduate courses in food science/safety, behavioral nutrition, life cycle nutrition, and/or courses specific to the candidate's interests.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant new interdisciplinary department and 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 for our graduate students and to develop and teach innovative courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The anticipated start date is August 19th, 2019.

Additional Job Information:
Applicants should submit the following along with their application 1) Cover letter, 2) Curriculum vitae, 3) Contact information for three (3) professional references, 4) Research statement, and 5) Statement of teaching philosophy. All materials should be submitted online at

Acceptable Minimum Qualifications:
Qualifications for applicants include: 1) a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline and a demonstrated interest in integrating across multiple dimensions of the food system; 2) a record of significant scholarly research that aligns with the position description and complements existing expertise within the department and college; 3) excellent potential in teaching and mentoring of our graduate and undergraduate students; 4) strong communication and interpersonal skills; and 5) an understanding and appreciation of the integrated teaching, research, and service component of UNH’s land-grant mission and the transdisciplinary alignment of agriculture, nutrition, and food systems science in higher education. Members of minority and other underrepresented groups are especially encourage to apply.

Salary Information:
Competitive salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

Percent Time Information (FTE): 1
Faculty Information: Tenure-Track/value>Renew
If Renewable or Number of years, please specify:
Type of Position: Faculty

Posting Date: 11/16/2018
Open Until Filled: No
Closing Date: 12/28/2018
Interested Internal Candidates Exist?: No
Appointment Type: Term
If TERM position with benefits, indicate projected end date:

Institution Information:
The ANFS Department currently serves 460 undergraduate majors through its Animal Science, Nutrition, Equine Studies, and Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems programs, as well as 25 graduate students and dietetic interns through a variety of departmental and college-wide programs. Current faculty research areas include animal and plant production, plant breeding and applied genomics, plant pathology, dairy cattle nutrition, and human nutrition ( ANFS is one of five academic units within COLSA, which also includes the state’s Agriculture Experiment Station. The college has experienced significant growth in interdisciplinary life sciences fields over the past five years, including recruitment of new faculty and increased undergraduate and graduate enrollments. Relevant college facilities include the Hubbard Center for Genome Studies, the Woodman and Kingman Agricultural Research Farms, the Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center, the Organic Dairy Research Farm, the Macfarlane Greenhouses, the Lou & Lutza Smith Equine Center, and the Nutrition Assessment and Simulation Laboratory.

This position is responsible for the supervision of: Does not supervise
Special Requirements: A background check will be required as a condition of employment.
Special Instructions to Applicants:


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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.

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