Open Rank – Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor Tenure-Track or Tenured Research and Teaching Appointment
The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy (http://www.nutrition.tufts.edu) is a leader in domestic and international nutrition and food systems teaching, research and policy. The Friedman School benefits from world-class, interdisciplinary faculty, a remarkable network of alumni and supporters, and global reach. The Friedman School is actively growing and recruiting faculty across several multidisciplinary areas, including the present position; nutrition in obesity and diabetes; behavioral interventions; and computational methods and models for ‘big data’ in nutrition.
In this international open search, the Friedman School seeks a faculty member with demonstrated interest and accomplishment in sustainability of the food system, resilience, and climate change impacts on food and nutrition. The rank will commensurate with experience and accomplishments. The concept of sustainability challenges society to both adapt to and mitigate environmental change. As food demand increases, and the biological, physical, and economic conditions that underpin the food production system change more rapidly, it is critical to understand how this can alter food production, diets, nutrition, and, associated health outcomes. The Friedman School seeks investigators poised to expand our understanding of the human nutritional consequences of global environmental change, and the environmental consequences of human food demand. It is expected that the successful candidate will focus on policy-relevant research that provides guidance to decision makers in developing more a robust and resilient food system under rapidly changing conditions.
Successful candidates will develop a vigorous, externally-funded research program; teach 1-3 graduate-level courses per year; advise and mentor diverse graduate students at the masters and doctoral levels; supervise doctoral dissertations; and engage in University and professional service. Generous recruitment resources are available for exceptional candidates, including funding and space to support and enhance the quality and public impact of the successful candidate’s research.
The candidate’s research could include the development and applications of a wide range of research methods, including: modeling of agro-ecosystems; empirical investigation of relationships between human diets, agricultural practices and the natural world; climate impacts on productivity and food security; and epidemiological studies. Preference will be given to candidates who have a global perspective and who have a proven record of scholarship. It is expected that the successful candidate will develop collaborations with faculty at the Friedman School and other schools across Tufts University, including the Schools of Engineering, Arts and Sciences, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, School of Medicine, and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
This is a full-time, 12-month position. This is a tenure-track or tenured position to be offered at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Professor. Salary, start-up package, and benefits are competitive and will be commensurate with the experience of the successful candidate. The starting date is negotiable. A record of independent research and publications with external financial support is expected. Focal areas of the successful candidate should complement the existing research and teaching strengths of the Friedman School. For further information about the Friedman School, visit our website: http://nutrition.tufts.edu.
The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy distinguishes itself by its breadth of scholarship in nutrition research, education, and public impact: from cell to society, food security to healthy aging, individuals to policy, and health to sustainability. We bring together biomedical, interventional, social, public health, economics, and food systems scientists to conduct work that leads to a healthier, more equitable, and more sustainable food supply for populations throughout the world. Our hallmarks are the interdisciplinary focus, integrative nature, and translational impact of our education and research programs, which complement the intellectually rich environment across Tufts, a “Research Class 1” university and top-25-ranked undergraduate institution. Tufts University, a recognized premier university, is home to seven graduate and professional schools across three campuses with a culture of cross-school partnerships. Tufts University prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive community. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skills in positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students. Located in downtown Boston on the Health Sciences Campus, Friedman School faculty members have extensive opportunities for academic and external collaborations, including with faculty within the Friedman School and the Tufts USDA Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, School of Medicine, School of Engineering, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, School of Dentistry, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, School of Arts and Sciences, and the multiple other colleges and universities in Boston, nationally, and worldwide.
Questions about the position should be addressed to Professor Timothy Griffin, search committee chair; Timothy.Griffin@Tufts.edu, tele: 617-636-3613. Candidates should submit their application, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests and objectives, and contact information for three references through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/45008. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty, and thus, women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Tufts University prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.
A record of independent research and publications with external financial support is expected. A candidate’s areas of focus should complement the Friedman School’s existing strengths in research and teaching programs.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Applications should be submitted here: apply.interfolio.com/45008
Questions about the position should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Timothy Griffin, PhD, Associate Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.
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