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Assistant or Associate Professor of Public Health Nutrition

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Title Assistant or Associate Professor of Public Health Nutrition
School Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Department/Area Nutrition
Position Description

The Department of Nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) seeks candidates for the position of assistant or associate professor in public health nutrition. This is a tenure-ladder position, with the academic rank to be determined in accordance with the successful candidate’s experience and productivity. The department and the school are committed to mentoring early career investigators.

Situated within a vibrant school of public health, the Nutrition Department has an exceptional and diverse portfolio of research in public health nutrition and nutrition epidemiology and trains doctoral and postdoctoral students in each of these areas. The faculty are actively engaged in an extensive range of cross-disciplinary research topics including community interventions to prevent childhood obesity, sociocultural attitudes and diet quality in underserved populations, national food policy in relation to WIC, SNAP and the National School Lunch Program, and the influence of behavioral economics on food choice and dietary patterns.

The successful applicant will be expected to develop a leading research program on the translation of nutrition and public health knowledge into policy, programs, and practice. The search committee welcomes applications from individuals with a broad range of relevant scholarship and experience in nutrition and related areas, including economics, exercise science and social and behavioral sciences. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent research program in public health nutrition, participate in collaborative research activities, teach in the Harvard Chan doctoral program and supervise doctoral students. The Department is keenly interested in diversifying its faculty and encourages applicants from diverse candidates, including women and minorities.

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health seeks to find, develop, promote, and retain the world’s best scholars. We are committed to upholding the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our hiring and promotion processes.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Basic Qualifications

The successful applicant will hold a doctoral degree in nutrition or in another area related to public health, or will have a medical degree and formal training in public health.

Additional Qualifications
Special Instructions

Information on resources for career development and work/life balance at the School can be found at: http://hsph.me/resources-career-development-and-work-life-balance

Contact Information

Inquiries are welcome and should be directed to Dr. Eric Rimm or Dr. Kirsten Davison. Please copy Patrice Brown on all correspondence.
erimm@hsph.harvard.edu
kdavison@hsph.harvard.edu
pbrown@hsph.harvard.edu

Contact Email pbrown@hsph.harvard.edu
Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required 4
Maximum Number of References Allowed 6

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you hear about this position?
    • Harvard Department Website
    • Nomination Letter
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional Organization or Listserv
    • Referred by a colleague
    • Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (print ad)
    • Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (online ad)
    • Environmental Health Perspectives (print ad)
    • Environmental Health Perspectives (online ad)
    • Journal of Exposure Science and Epidemiology (print ad)
    • Journal of Exposure Science and Epidemiology (online ad)
    • Atmospheric Environment and Environment International (online ad)
    • Environmental Health (online ad)
    • Environmental Science and Technology (online ad)
    • New Scientist Jobs (print ad)
    • New Scientist Jobs (online ad)
  2. Please provide a brief, specific description of your professional and academic interests, and explain why joining our faculty would advance these interests (500 words or fewer).

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Research
  4. Publication
  5. Publication 2
  6. Publication 3
Optional Documents
  1. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  2. Course Evaluation
  3. Sample Syllabus
  4. Publication 4
  5. Publication 5
  6. Publication 6