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Posting Information
Posting Information

Department Nutrition - 466001
Posting Open Date 02/06/2023
Application Deadline 03/06/2023
Open Until Filled No
Position Type Permanent Faculty
Working Title Open Rank, Tenure Track Faculty
Appointment Type Open Rank
Vacancy ID FAC0004409
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Permanent
Hours per week 40
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range Dependent on Qualifications/Experience
Proposed Start Date 04/03/2023

Position Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The Gillings School’s Department of Nutrition is a global leader in research and training. We are the only nutrition department in the United States situated in both a school of public health and a school of medicine. We engage in innovative work that capitalizes on both these schools’ approaches to health, and thus our department has an unusual breadth of scientific and policy approaches. Our faculty expertise spans from cell to society and moves from discovery to delivery. Our faculty and students work throughout North Carolina and reach populations in China, India, Malawi, Spain and the Philippines, to name a few.
Position Summary
The Department of Nutrition in the Gillings School of Global Public Health and School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. We particularly encourage applicants at the Assistant or Associate Professor level but Full Professor will be considered, commensurate with experience. The Department is recognized as a global leader in nutrition research and training. The breadth of our department’s research spans from cells to society and moves from discovery to delivery to dissemination. 
All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. We are seeking applicants who will conduct an independent research program and participate in collaborative research that can align with existing strengths in the department, which include research related to nutritional metabolism, epidemiology, behavioral interventions, and policy. Other responsibilities include teaching, research mentoring to undergraduate and graduate students, and participation in university, and professional service. 
Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, obesity, cardiovascular disease, immunology/infection, cancer, and environment. We are particularly interested in basic sciences and mechanistic research using pre-clinical and/or clinical models.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
A PhD or equivalent in nutrition or another relevant discipline is required.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Ideal candidates will have postdoctoral and/or faculty-level experience and a track record that supports the potential to establish a visible, impactful, and extramurally funded research program.
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority in accordance with the Clery Act. This position will be required to report Clery crimes to the Clery Compliance Manager and complete annual training about reporting responsibilities.

Special Instructions
Please include: (1) a cover letter describing your interest in the position, how you meet the qualifications for the position, and any barriers you have faced that have prevented you from meeting any of the qualifications for the position; (2) your complete curriculum vitae; (3) statement of research that includes your accomplishments and future plans; (4) teaching statement and philosophy that include teaching interests within and outside the current curricula and philosophy; (5) a separate diversity statement to be uploaded as an “other” document; and (6) names and contact information of three professional references (the search committee will not contact your references without your prior approval).
Inclusive Excellence is a core value at the Gillings School of Global Public Health. We expect our faculty and staff to actively contribute to fostering an academic workplace climate that is welcoming and supportive for all. The Department of Nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of faculty effort including research, teaching and service. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in the Diversity Statement, describing past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Stronger statements will include a range of examples of how you’ve incorporated equity into your research, teaching and/or service.
Incomplete and non-responsive applications will not be reviewed.
Quick Link https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/249405

Department Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title LaSonya W. Hudson, HR Consultant
Department Contact Telephone or Email lwhitwor@email.unc.edu
Academic Personnel Office Contact Information
If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to facultyrecruitment@unc.edu.
Please note: The Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status. 
If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department notify the Department Contact.
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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