The College of Public Health Department of Health Promotion seeks applicants for assistant/associate professor with a expertise in translational research in nutrition, physical activity, and obesity. This successful applicant will expand the Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity through Dietary Molecules (NPOD) clinical research and translational activities to include effectiveness, intervention, and dissemination and implementation research in nutrition, obesity prevention, and weight management with a goal to impact population health. This hire will research engagement strategies that translate discoveries in the basic sciences into healthy behavior for individuals, communities, and systems. Applicants attach a 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) listing of three references, and 4) statements of teaching philosophy and research philosophy in a single pdf file. Review of applications will start March 1, 2020 until the position is filled.
PhD in Nutrition, Community Nutrition, Health Promotion, or equivalent, in a closely related field.
Demonstrated ability to obtain, or the potential to obtain, competitive funding for research.
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