Assistant / Associate - Department of Nutrition Science - Purdue University

LOCATION: West Lafayette, IN

CLOSING DATE: open until filled


JOB #: 13189

POSTED: October 22, 2018


The Department of Nutrition Science seeks applicants for two tenure-track positions (Assistant/Associate level) that will contribute to any one of our four departmental signature areas ( Metabolism and Obesity; Minerals, Vitamin D and Bone Health; Food, Ingestive Behavior and Population Nutrition; and Carcinogenesis and Cancer Prevention. These are nine-month, academic-year appointments.

We are interested in candidates with evidence of developing and/or sustaining a successful research program and who have a strong potential to gain external research funding. Research approaches may span the spectrum of nutrition science from basic to clinical to human populations. The position includes responsibility in research, teaching in both undergraduate and graduate education, and service. Applicants must have a PhD or MD in nutrition or related field and post-doctoral training is required. Opportunities for funding and research collaborations exist with many interdisciplinary research centers with links located on the Nutrition Science website ( The chosen candidate will participate in graduate education as a member of the Interdepartmental Nutrition Program and/or the Purdue University Life Sciences Education (PULSe) program.

Send ALL of the following materials to Dr. Dorothy Teegarden, 700 W. State St., Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN 47907-2059 or; a CV, a summary of both current and future research plans (including funding record), a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and the names of at least three references. Initial application, nominations and inquiries will be kept confidential; references will be contacted only upon applicant’s approval. Application review will begin on December 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

A background check will be required for employment in this position. Purdue University’s School/Department of Nutrition Science is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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