Assistant/Associate Professor

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 103715
Title: Open Rank
Functional Title: Assistant/Associate Professor
Category Status: 01-Faculty Tenured
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: AGNR-Nutrition and Food Science
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Department of Nutrition and Food Science at the University of Maryland, College Park invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track position at the level of Assistant/Associate Professor to begin August 23, 2018. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Maryland offers an extensive benefits package.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must have an earned doctorate in nutrition or closely related field and be outstanding research scientists for their current rank. Applicants for Associate Professor position are required to have an established track record of external funding as well as a strong record of publication in recognized journals. Scholarship related to nutrition and human health, in the broadest sense, should be central to the candidate’s research program. Excellent communication skills and commitment to teaching and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students is vital.


The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an extramurally-funded research program in basic research associated with nutrition and prevention of human chronic diseases such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in molecular biology, cell biology and biochemistry techniques and a multidisciplinary approach in genetics, epigenetics, metabolomics, and microbiome research. In addition, the successful candidate will direct doctoral and master’s student research, and contribute to graduate and undergraduate teaching programs within the department. The selected applicant will have a balanced research and teaching appointment.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Posting Date: 08/30/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 10/15/2017
Physical Demands

Physical activities expected from this individual during the work hours are mostly limited to working with the computer and teaching and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcript
Optional Documents

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