Open Rank – Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor
Tenure-Track or Term Research and Teaching Appointment
The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, (http://www.nutrition.tufts.edu) is a global leader in domestic and international nutrition and food systems teaching, research and policy. The Friedman School benefits from world-class, interdisciplinary faculty, highly qualified students, a remarkable network of alumni and supporters, and global reach. The Friedman School is actively growing and recruiting faculty across several areas, including nutrition, obesity, diabetes, community interventions and behavior change, disparities in diet and health, climate change, sustainability, food systems, computational methods and models for ‘big data’ in nutrition, and other areas relevant to the School.
The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy invites applications from candidates based in the U.S. or internationally of outstanding and diverse backgrounds to join our community. Applicants are sought whose work complements existing strengths in at least one Division or Center in the School (for details, visit the website):
- Agriculture, Food, and Environment
- Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition
- Food and Nutrition Policy and Programs
- Nutrition Data Science
- Nutrition Interventions, Communication, and Behavior Change
- The Feinstein International Center
We seek candidates whose work is relevant to a wide range of stakeholders in both the public and private sectors, and people of all races, genders, and income levels. Candidates are expected to:
- Have earned a doctoral, medical or similar advanced degree and have completed postdoctoral training
- Have demonstrated outstanding scholarship through publications in high quality research journals
- Have a strong track record of and/or potential for external funding
Faculty are expected to maintain a robust externally-funded research portfolio. Opportunities are available to develop a program of teaching and mentoring graduate students. Involvement in national and international efforts toward public impact is highly valued.
This is a full-time, 12-month tenure-track open rank position, or term research and teaching appointment, with a preference for associate or full professor. Highly competitive salary, recruitment packages including funding and space, and benefits are available, commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience.
Candidates are expected to:
- Have earned a doctoral, medical or similar advanced degree and, if applicable, have completed postdoctoral training or equivalent experience.
- Have demonstrated excellence in scholarship through publications in quality research journals.
- Have a strong track record of and/or potential for external funding in both independent and collaborative research.
- Experience participating in teaching in any of the above topics related to a Friedman School’s Division or Center.
- Experience in mentoring of faculty, master’s, and doctoral students; preferably (but not limited to) experience in mentoring students with diverse backgrounds.
Questions about the positions should be addressed to Professor Sean Cash, faculty search committee chair, at Sean.Cash@tufts.edu, tel: 617-636-6822. 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.
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