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Associate/Full Professor - (TE)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Associate/Full Professor - (TE)
Department Nutritional Sciences-Res (2423)
Medical Sub-Speciality
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The Department of Nutritional Sciences invites applications for a 9 month, tenure eligible, full salaried Associate/Full Professor position with expertise in precision nutrition (nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics) as it relates to interventions for prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. The position’s duties will consist of 80% research and 20% instruction. Research efforts in the area of bioactive food components, obesity, diabetes, cancer, and inflammation-related disorders are of interest. Candidates should have an established record of extramurally funded research, and preference will be given to a candidate with a multidisciplinary approach in one or more areas of genomics, epigenetics, metabolomics, and microbiome research. As a senior faculty member, the candidate must have a nationally or internationally recognized research program that demonstrates funding success, leadership, collaborative research, and teamwork. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an extramurally funded research program, teach in the department’s undergraduate and graduate programs (3-4 credit hours per year), and contribute to the development of campus-wide interdisciplinary initiatives in life sciences and precision health.

This recruitment has been identified for partnership with the BIO5 Institute. Established in 2001, the BIO5 Institute aims to harness the collaborative power of their five core disciplines – Agriculture, Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Science – to find bold solutions to complex, biology-based challenges affecting humanity. The successful candidate is anticipated to have a secondary appointment as a Research Fellow in the BIO5 Institute, and for the duration of that appointment, the faculty member will dedicate 80% of their University effort to their research program.

The Department of Nutritional Sciences currently has 14 full-time faculty members who have secured more than $5 million in federal funding for research and education projects for the past 3 years. The Department also supports 6 MS and PhD level Lecturers/Assistant Professors of Practice. The graduate program is interdisciplinary and trains MS and PhD students, with research and teaching assistantships provided during early program years. Support for graduate students also includes a USDA National Needs Fellows grant.

The University of Arizona is the state’s premier research university—ranking among the top 20 of public research universities nationwide—and recently received a $43 million NIH grant as part of the Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program. The University of Arizona is unique in its support of the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health on the same campus. This provides excellent opportunities for collaboration and interaction with University faculty among these Colleges, as well as the Bio5 Institute for Collaborative Bioresearch and several Centers of Excellence: Center for Applied Genetics and Genomic Medicine, the University of Arizona Cancer Center, Sarver Heart Center, Arizona Arthritis Center, Steele Children’s Research Center, Center on Aging, and the National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health.

The University of Arizona also provides outstanding facilities and services, with more than 60 research cores and shared services supporting interdisciplinary research, including the Genetics Core and Genomics shared service, the Functional Genomics Core facility, the Arizona Proteomics Consortium and multiple imaging/visualization, computing, bioinformatics and biostatistics cores. Faculty and staff appreciate the University of Arizona’s collegial and inclusive culture, and its commitment to diversity and shared decision making. Members of the University community enjoy a competitive benefits package, a nationally recognized work/life program, innovative leadership development initiatives, generous tuition reductions for employees and their dependents, and family-friendly options such as paid parental leave. Arizona is a spectacular setting, perfect for outdoor recreation. Learn more about the University of Arizona and Tucson at Why UA ( The more you learn about the University of Arizona, the more you’ll want to join our community.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

- Establish and maintain an externally funded and internationally recognized research program in precision or personalized nutrition for health promotion and disease prevention. The program is expected to be interdisciplinary and build upon existing collaborations across colleges and Centers of Excellence.
- Maintain a strong, peer-reviewed publication record.
- Mentor graduate students in the department of Nutritional Sciences.
- Participate in the instruction of upper level undergraduate and/or graduate courses.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

- Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent
- Demonstrated excellence in research, including both a history of and current extramural funding and peer-reviewed publications
- Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring

Preferred Qualifications
Rank To be determined.
Tenure Information Tenure-Eligible (TE)
FLSA Exempt
FTE 1.00
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Job Category Faculty
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F20799
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 08/14/2017
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Ann Skulas-Ray

Open Date 12/08/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 01/09/2017
Special Instructions Summary

Please note: You will be required to provide contact information for a minimum of three professional references within your application. Should you be selected as a finalist for this position, your references may receive an automatic email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Can you perform the essential functions (job duties) of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  3. * Do you have a PhD, MD, or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research Interests
Optional Documents