The Department of Nutritional Sciences in the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin invites applications from individuals who are qualified for appointment at the Full Professor level. We are seeking to expand our strengths in interdisciplinary research, molecular nutrition, cancer biology, nutritional biochemistry and metabolism, behavioral nutrition, clinical and community nutrition interventions, and nutrition and chronic disease prevention/management. We are seeking candidates who are committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment and who have demonstrated a commitment to improving the diversity of academic communities. The College views inclusiveness and excellence as interconnected in the work of its faculty. Applications should be routed via the Department of Nutritional Sciences within the College of Natural Sciences and all positions are subject to the availability of funding.
The University of Texas at Austin offers quality laboratory/research space, and the position provides the opportunity to work in a highly multidisciplinary environment, interacting with both scientists and clinicians. Resources available within the Department of Nutritional Sciences include modern research space in the Dell Pediatric Research Institute, which includes clinical research space in the Pediatric Assessment Center (PAC) for the assessment of body composition, energy expenditure, and blood analytes. Research is enhanced by state-of-the art core facilities available through the Center for Biomedical Research Support (https://research.utexas.edu/cbrs/) including genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, bioinformatics, mouse genetic engineering, and imaging. Research requiring high performance computing, visualization, and big data analytics is possible through the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC; https://www.tacc.utexas.edu). The Department of Nutritional Sciences has strong relationships with many units within The UT Dell Medical School (https://dellmed.utexas.edu/research), including the Department of Pediatrics, the Department of Population Health (https://dellmed.utexas.edu/units/department-of-population-health), and the Livestrong Cancer Institute (https://dellmed.utexas.edu/units/livestrong-cancer-institutes).
Top candidates should have a Ph.D. in Nutrition, Biochemistry, Genetics, Physiology, or Cancer Biology and be able to lead transformational science, creatively collaborate with members of the Department of Nutritional Sciences and other UT Austin units, and demonstrate excellence in mentoring and teaching.
Interested candidates for the position should submit a letter of interest, a Curriculum Vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, a diversity statement, three confidential letters of reference, and any other materials they deem appropriate via Interfolio.
The review of applications will be ongoing, and applications will be considered until the position is filled. The Department will contact applicants of interest for the next stage of the process.