Assistant/Associate Professor: Sports and Exercise Nutrition -- University of Nebraska

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted July 2, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time

Nutrition: The Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is seeking an outstanding scholar with interdisciplinary expertise in Sports and Exercise Nutrition. This is a nine-month (academic year) tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level, 50% research and 50% teaching. The successful candidate will have an enthusiasm for teaching and the talent to develop a nationally-recognized research program focused at the interface of nutrition, exercise and performance. Individuals will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses; recruit and mentor students; publish in top tier peer-reviewed journals; establish research collaborations with current faculty; serve on university committees; and provide service to the profession as appropriate. We seek a scholar with the passion and skills to develop new courses in sports nutrition for our growing undergraduate and graduate programs. The successful candidate will help shape the curriculum and participate in student recruitment. He or she will also design, supervise, and conduct research on Sports and Exercise Nutrition topics that may include hydration, injury prevention, macro- and micro-nutrient use before, during, and after exercise, nutrient timing, and body composition and performance. Academic interests should be applicable to adolescent, collegiate, professional, and/or life-long athletes. Seeking and securing grant support is expected. Opportunities exist for the successful applicant to collaborate with colleagues within our existing areas of strength (Nutrition, Exercise, Dietetics, Behavioral Epidemiology, and Molecular Nutrition) and with the Nebraska Athletic Performance Laboratory. Minimum qualifications: (1) Ph.D. or equivalent degree in sports nutrition, exercise nutrition, or other field relevant to the position; (2) research and teaching experience; and (3) excellent verbal and written communication skills. Preferred qualifications: (1) Record of peer-reviewed publications and research funding; (2) record of graduate student mentorship; and (3) Registered Dietitian (RD) credential and Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD). To view the complete position details and make application for this position, go to the UNL Employment web site: Search for requisition number F_140055. Click on "Apply to this job" and attach a cover letter that includes a brief narrative of research and teaching interests; curriculum vitae; and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin on July 14, 2014, and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. The University of Nebraska has an active National Science Foundation ADVANCE gender equity program, and is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers.

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