Posted: Oct 25, 2022

Assistant Professor of Nutrition

Salary: Annually
Application Deadline: Dec 1, 2022

The Department of Nutritional Sciences in the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor. We are seeking candidates that can help us expand our strengths in interdisciplinary research, molecular nutrition, behavioral nutrition, clinical and community nutrition interventions, or nutrition and chronic disease prevention/management. We welcome candidates who have experience working with diverse and underserved populations, and have demonstrated a commitment to improving the diversity of academic communities. Top candidates should 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.

The position provides the opportunity to work in a highly multidisciplinary environment. Resources available within the Department of Nutritional Sciences include modern research space in the Dell Pediatric Research Institute that includes clinical research space in the Pediatric Assessment Center for the assessment of body composition, energy expenditure, and blood analytes as well as an AAALAC approved animal facility that includes an in vivo uCT and instruments for metabolic profiling/body composition analysis. Our research is enhanced by state-of-the art core facilities available through the Center for Biomedical Research Support that include genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, bioinformatics, mouse genetic engineering, flow cytometry, and imaging. Research requiring high performance computing, visualization, and big data analytics is possible through the Texas Advanced Computing Center. The Department of Nutritional Sciences also has strong relationships with many units within The UT Dell Medical School, including the Department of Pediatrics, the Department of Population Health, and the Livestrong Cancer Institute.

How To Apply:

The review of applications will begin December 8, 2022 and applications will be considered until the position is filled. Interested candidates for the position should submit a letter of interest, a Curriculum Vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, a statement describing their past and current efforts with respect to diversity, inclusion and belonging as well as their vision and plans for future contributions in these areas, and any other materials they deem appropriate via Interfolio ( As part of the application submission process, candidates will be asked to provide the names and email addresses of three individuals who are willing to supply letters of support via Interfolio. The Department will contact applicants of interest for the next stage of the process in December. For further information about the position, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. James Fleet ([email protected]), or the Department Chair, Dr. Molly Bray ([email protected]).