Assistant Professor of Human Nutrition

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We are New Hampshire’s flagship public research institution, located just minutes from the ocean and within reach of everything from the mountains to the major metropolitan hub of Boston. For more than 150 years, UNH has delivered hands-on learning, research and work experiences that bring together students, faculty and private and public partners to create life-changing opportunities and innovative solutions in our neighborhoods and across the world.

Summary of Position:

ANFS seeks candidates for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor rank to begin in August of 2020. Successful candidates should possess expertise in human nutrition and demonstrate a trajectory toward outstanding scholarship and research. We seek candidates with teaching and research interests related to the impacts of food production, safety, access, consumption, and/or policy as it pertains to human health outcomes.

Candidates should be prepared to upload the following documents at the time of application: Resume/CV, contact information for 3 professional references, teaching philosophy and research statement.

Questions regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Jesse Stabile Morrell ( or Dr. Rich Smith ( Co-Chairs of the Search Committee.

Additional Job Information:

The Department and Program:

The Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems (ANFS) Department ( currently serves undergraduate majors through its Animal Science, Nutrition, Equine Studies, and Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems programs, as well as graduate students and dietetic interns through a variety of departmental and college-wide programs. The Nutrition Program offers three undergraduate options within the major and serves almost 250 students; graduate offerings include thesis-based masters and doctoral programs, a combined masters with dietetic internship, an accelerated 3+2 BS/MS program, as well as a graduate certificate in dietetics.

Current ANFS faculty research areas include nutritional epidemiology, human nutrition & disease prevention, animal and plant production, plant breeding and applied genomics, plant pathology, and dairy cattle nutrition. We are a vibrant, new, interdisciplinary department, well-positioned to engage in cross-disciplinary research and teaching at the interface of our food system and human health.

Acceptable Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Doctoral degree in nutritional sciences or related discipline, and demonstrated potential for extramural funding.
  • A demonstrated interest in integrating across multiple dimensions of the food system.
  • A record of scholarly research that aligns with the position description and complements existing expertise within the department and college.
  • Demonstrated potential in teaching and mentoring of our graduate and undergraduate students .
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • An understanding and appreciation of the integrated teaching, research, and service component of UNH’s land-grant mission and the trans-disciplinary alignment of agriculture, nutrition, and food systems science in higher education.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Postdoctoral training
  • Teaching and/or advising experience at the undergraduate and/or graduate level

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Special Requirements

A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

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.