The University of Nebraska, Lincoln ( UNL ) invites applications for a position as Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Nutritional Epidemiology. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a high impact research program investigating the interactions between host genetics and the microbiome in the diagnosis, development, progression, and/or treatment of human disease. This individual will work closely with members of the UNL Gut Function Initiative ( GFI ) and collaborators at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health and Munroe-Meyer Institute; the mission of these collaborations is to understand the relationship between the gut ecosystem and health and performance characteristics of humans and animals, with the ultimate goal of translating this understanding into products that promote development and maintenance of a healthy microbiome and reduce the incidence of disease.
Applicants should be able to maintain a strong, nationally competitive research program in nutritional epidemiology, with particular emphasis on clinical studies to elucidate the complex interactions of the microbiome and host genetics in the context of human disease. The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in relevant topics, as excellence in teaching and communication, and a commitment to the university’s land grant mission, are essential. Salary and benefits are competitive.
As appropriate to the appointment, the incumbent will develop a high-impact, nationally and internationally recognized research and/or teaching program in the field of nutritional epidemiology; seek and establish effective disciplinary and transdisciplinary collaborations including effective integration with the Gut Function Initiative, the Quantitative Life Sciences Initiative, the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health, and the Munroe-Meyer Institute; connect with stakeholders, agency, and/or industry partners to strengthen research and/or educational programming; effectively obtain and leverage external and internal support (grants, fee revenue, etc.) for research and/or teaching activities; mentor graduate students; publish in high-quality, high-impact peer-reviewed journals, and participate in scientific meetings and other appropriate professional activities; and, translate research-based information into learner-centered products. This includes: creating scholarly, innovative, and high impact learning programs and tools; identifying issues and opportunities focused on learner needs and emerging regional and national issues with international relevance; measuring the impact of your programs and communicating results to administrators, stakeholders, users, and media; and, mentoring colleagues through professional development, translational research, grants, and professional writing.
The incumbent will be expected to average 0.2 FTE as determined by the CASNR Academic Appointment Guidelines, and to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in nutritional epidemiology, nutrition studies, and/or statistics. Specific course assignments may be changed over time based on academic need.
In addition to the above-described duties, the individual will be expected to accept committee assignments, reporting responsibilities, and other special ad hoc assignments as requested at the administrative unit, college/division, institute, and or university level.
Minimum Required Qualifications
PhD in Epidemiology, Nutrition, Microbiology, Statistics, or a closely related field; At least two years of relevant postdoctoral experience; previous experience in clinical studies and next generation sequencing in epidemiology
A minimum of two years of teaching experience
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