Faculty Position - Global Nutrition and Non-communicable Diseases

Open Rank – Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor Tenure-Track or Tenured Research and Teaching Appointment

The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy http://nutrition.tufts.edu, a graduate school at Tufts University (http://www.tufts.edu), seeks a new faculty member specializing in the area of global nutrition and health.  This is a full-time, 12-month position, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor.   We seek applicants capable of conceptualizing and conducting high-impact, multi-disciplinary research and teaching across the widening spectrum of nutrition challenges present in the world today. The Friedman School is actively growing and recruiting faculty in many multidisciplinary areas, including the present position; sustainable food systems and climate change; global burdens of nutrition-related chronic diseases; community interventions and behavior change; and computational methods and models for ‘big data’ in nutrition

Candidates for this position will hold an MD, PhD, or equivalent doctoral degree and will have a recognized experience in interdisciplinary research in global nutrition and non-communicable disease, with disciplinary expertise in nutrition and epidemiology, and other disciplines including medicine, sociology, anthropology, economics, and/or demography. Successful candidates will have demonstrated the ability to design, implement, and evaluate observational, interventional, behavioral, policy, and/or other population-based global health studies to investigate the impact of nutrition on obesity and chronic diseases globally, and will have experience with a variety of epidemiologic methodologies including, but not limited to, assessing global dietary quality, studying relationships across multiple generations,  examining the full range of effects of malnutrition in children and adults, and implementing novel approaches to studying the impact of nutrition on health disparities.  Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and mental illness.

Qualifications of the candidate will determine the rank of the appointment.  Commensurate with rank, research excellence should be demonstrated by an active, externally-funded research program as well as by a substantial record of publication in recognized journals and books. Relevant experience should also be demonstrated in teaching and mentoring of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, as appropriate to rank. Preference will be given to candidates at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, who have a proven record of scholarship, research interests, and major funded projects that offer opportunities for collaborations with faculty across the Friedman School as well as other schools at Tufts University such as the School of Medicine, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, School of Engineering, and Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.  A candidate’s areas of focus should complement but not duplicate the Friedman School’s existing strengths and research and teaching programs.

Successful candidates are expected to bring or develop an externally-funded research program, engage in collaborative studies, teach graduate-level courses, advise graduate students, supervise doctoral dissertations, advise postdoctoral scholars, mentor junior faculty, and engage in School, University, and professional service.

The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy distinguishes itself by its breadth of scholarship in nutrition research, education, and public impact: from cell to society, food security to healthy aging, individuals to policy, and health to sustainability.  We bring together biomedical, interventional, social, behavioral, public health, economics, and food systems scientists to conduct work that improves the nutritional health and well-being of populations throughout the world.  Our interdisciplinary focus and integrative nature of our nutrition science and policy education and research programs complement the intellectually rich environment across Tufts, a “Research Class 1” university and top-25-ranked undergraduate institution.  Home to seven graduate and professional schools across three campuses, Tufts University prides itself on its culture of cross-school partnerships. Located in downtown Boston on the Health Sciences Campus, Friedman faculty members have extensive opportunities for academic and external collaborations, as well as participation in the rich intellectual life of the New England region.

Salary, start-up package, and benefits are competitive and will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience and accomplishments.  The starting date is negotiable.  Recruitment resources are available for exceptional candidates, including necessary funding and space to potentiate dramatic research growth and scientific and public impact.   For further information about the Friedman School, visit our website: http://nutrition.tufts.edu.

Questions about the position should be addressed to Professor Paul Jacques, search committee chair; Email: Paul.Jacques@tufts.edu, tele: 617-556-3322. Candidates should submit their application, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests and objectives, and contact information for three references through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/45010. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty, and thus, women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Tufts University prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.

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