The Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin invites applications for the Margaret McKean Love Centennial Chair in Nutritional Sciences, an endowed tenured faculty position at the Full Professor level. The Department is seeking to expand our strengths in interdisciplinary research, molecular nutrition, behavioral nutrition, clinical and community nutrition interventions, and nutrition and chronic disease prevention/management. Top candidates should be able to lead transformational science, creatively utilize the resources of the Nutritional Sciences department and other UT Austin departments/units, demonstrate excellence in mentoring and teaching, and contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their research, teaching, and service.
The Department of Nutritional Sciences welcomes a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives advancing diversity in race and ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation and gender identity or expression, physical ability, religion, geographic origin and language background, and socioeconomic status. The University of Texas at Austin offers quality laboratory/research space, and the position provides the opportunity to work in a highly multidisciplinary environment, interacting with both scientists and clinicians.
Resources available within the Department of Nutritional Sciences and the University of Texas at Austin include the Nutritional Sciences Research Center (NSRC), research space dedicated to nutrition research, including a state-of-the-art meal preparation and feeding study facility and dedicated computers installed with software for dietary assessment and physical activity monitoring. Core facilities of UT-Austin include the Center for Biomedical Research Support, the Genomic Sequencing and Analysis Facility, and the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC; https://www.tacc.utexas.edu), which operates some of the world's most powerful computing resources, and is known for high performance computing, visualization, and big data analytics. The UT Dell Medical School offers a transformational center of innovative healthcare, with both clinical and basic research facilities.
Areas of focus for this faculty search include: