The Nutritional Sciences Program within the School of Public Health invites applications for one tenure-track Assistant Professor. The successful applicant will be appointed to the faculty in one of the five departments in the School of Public Health: Biostatistics, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Global Health, or Health Systems and Population Health. This position is full time (100% FTE) with a 12-month service period and anticipated start date as early as Summer 2022. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
This position is one of two positions that the Program seeks to hire, across two advertisements, with one search committee. The other position being advertised under this search is for one Associate Professor or Professor (view advertisement).
Our faculty are excited to welcome individuals who are eager to contribute to interdisciplinary work in nutrition and food systems and offer new approaches that enhance health and well-being with sustained population impact. Specific areas in which the Program is interested in expanding research, mentorship, and instruction include, but are not limited to, international nutrition, nutritional epidemiology, health equity and diet-related disparities, sustainable food systems, and environmental nutrition.
All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. The successful applicant for this position will be expected to:
Establish and maintain a high-impact research program supported by external grants;
Participate in collaborative research with members of the Program, its academic and community partners and/or the greater scientific community;
Participate in the Program's undergraduate and graduate teaching programs, including formal classroom teaching and mentorship of student research, with emphasis on innovative pedagogy and attention to equity, diversity and inclusion;
Contribute to the Program and Department community by engaging in seminars and other outreach activities, and serving on committees;
Actively promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the Program and the fields of nutrition and/or food systems;
Play an active role in Program, Department, School and/or University governance and leadership.
The UW Nutritional Sciences Program is an interdisciplinary academic program in the School of Public Health composed of core, interdisciplinary, and clinical faculty who are nationally and internationally recognized experts with connections spanning a wide range of disciplines including epidemiology, environmental and occupational health sciences, health systems, medicine, engineering, and urban design and planning. At the undergraduate level, the Program offers a major in Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health, a Nutrition minor, and partners with the School's Public Health – Global Health major to offer an optional nutrition emphasis. The Program's graduate offerings include MPH, MS, and PhD degree programs and a Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics (Registered Dietitian (RD) training program). Program faculty have broad opportunities for collaboration across the School's five departments, UW schools and colleges, and other campus and community partners. The Nutritional Sciences Program is situated in Raitt Hall located in the historic and vibrant Quad area of the University of Washington's Seattle campus.
Our Program values and honors excellence in teaching, mentoring, research, practice, and service to catalyze innovative solutions that overcome complex public health challenges. The Program recognizes that health disparities stem from inequity, and encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff, faculty, and students including, but not limited to, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, culture, geography, spiritual practice, mental and physical disability, and age. It strives to develop and maintain increased representation and recognition of each dimension of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.
The UW School of Public Health is committed to fostering a diverse academic community. The work of equity, diversity and inclusion is the work of Public Health. We are committed to a future that is free of health inequities, that promotes the highest level of wellness for the communities we serve, and a diverse and inclusive public health workforce that embodies humility, respect, leadership and service on behalf of, and with, the diverse communities we are privileged to serve. For more information about the School's ongoing activities to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion please see the following website: http://sph.washington.edu/diversity/.
UW and the SPH have developed specific programs to support new faculty, with a specific eye towards supporting faculty around diversity, equity, and inclusion in research, teaching, and service. Our faculty development offerings are listed here.
The University of Washington offers one of the most exceptional teaching and research environments in the United States. It is the home of the Population Health Initiative, a groundbreaking effort defined by three major pillars of human health, environmental resilience, and social and economic equity that will advance the health and well-being of people around the world. The University of Washington is situated between the Puget Sound and Lake Washington in the city of Seattle, a dynamic and diverse metropolitan area surrounded by the unparalleled natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
Applicants must have:
A doctoral degree or foreign equivalent in nutrition, food systems or a related field.
A record of high-quality research, mentorship, and teaching.
Strong skills in communication and collaboration with interdisciplinary teams.
This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.
Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2022, continuing until the position is filled. Submitting all required documents by January 15, 2022 is strongly encouraged for full consideration.
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