Posted: Mar 12, 2021

Assistant or Associate Professor of Public Health Nutrition

Application Deadline: Jun 1, 2021

The Department of Nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) seeks candidates for the position of assistant or associate professor in public health nutrition.  This is a tenure-ladder position, with the academic rank to be determined in accordance with the successful candidate's experience and productivity. The department and the school are committed to mentoring early career investigators. 

Situated within a vibrant school of public health, the Nutrition Department has an exceptional and diverse portfolio of research in public health nutrition and nutrition epidemiology and trains doctoral and postdoctoral students in each of these areas. The faculty are actively engaged in an extensive range of cross-disciplinary research topics including community interventions to prevent childhood obesity, sociocultural attitudes and diet quality in underserved populations, national food policy in relation to WIC, SNAP and the National School Lunch Program, and the influence of behavioral economics on food choice and dietary patterns.    

The successful applicant will be expected to develop a leading research program on the translation of nutrition and public health knowledge into policy, programs, and practice. The search committee welcomes applications from individuals with a broad range of relevant scholarship and experience in nutrition and related areas, including economics, exercise science and social and behavioral sciences. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent research program in public health nutrition, participate in collaborative research activities, teach in the Harvard Chan doctoral program and supervise doctoral students. The Department is keenly interested in diversifying its faculty and encourages applicants from diverse candidates, including women and minorities. 

The successful applicant will hold a doctoral degree in nutrition or in another area related to public health, or will have a medical degree and formal training in public health.  Inquiries about this position are welcome and should be directed to: Patrice Brown ([email protected])


 Please follow the link below to submit your application:

The due date for applications and reference letters is 6/1/21.

Four letters of reference are needed for those being considered for assistant professor. Six letters of reference are needed for those being considered for associate professor.


The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health seeks to find, develop, promote, and retain the world’s best scholars. Harvard University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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