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University of Utah Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - DOQ in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Position/Rank Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - DOQ

Department 00200 - Nutrition & Integrative Physio

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin 07/01/2022

Details

Tenure-Track Position for an Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Community Nutrition and Health Behavior

The Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology at the University of Utah is recruiting a Tenure Track faculty member at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor rank. The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of research productivity on the underlying health behaviors and systems that influence or prevent chronic diseases, with a focus on the influence of nutrition on diabetes and obesity. Areas of interest include implementation science, behavioral interventions, and health services research. Applicants with PhDs in a diverse array of disciplines (e.g., Nutrition, Psychology, Public Health, Nursing, etc.) will be considered. Candidates with Registered Dietitian Nutritionist credential preferred.

The successful candidate will develop an independent, extramurally funded research program and train and mentor graduate students. The applicant will also assume an executive scientific leadership role in the University of Utah Center for Community Nutrition ( UUCCN ), which has robust community partnerships throughout Utah. UUCCN is part of the University’s Driving Out Diabetes Initiative ( DODI ), a strategic initiative to reduce the burden of diabetes and the associated medical comorbidities of obesity and heart disease through clinical, research, and community engagement programs. Examples of these programs include The Wellness Bus (https://healthcare.utah.edu/wellness/driving-out-diabetes/mobile-health-program.php), childhood and family nutrition programs (https://healthcare.utah.edu/wellness/driving-out-diabetes/childhood-diabetes-prevention.php), and the National Diabetes Prevention Program ( https://healthcare.utah.edu/wellness/national-diabetes-prevention-program/ ). Currently, UUCCN provides community nutrition and engagement programming in schools, homeless shelters, and other underserved communities. Candidates who can expand current community-based interventions, as well as develop new programming that is responsive to and resonant with the needs of underserved and at-risk populations are desired.

Furthermore, the successful candidate will maintain a primary appointment in the Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology while having membership in the Diabetes and Metabolism Research Center ( DMRC ) at University of Utah Health. The interdisciplinary DMRC strives to unify and enhance efforts of clinicians, researchers, and educators to catalyze innovative research relating to diabetes and metabolic health throughout Utah and the Intermountain West. The center comprises more than 100 faculty across multiple schools, colleges, and departments and supports researchers through the recruitment of research-intensive faculty, distribution of pilot grants, organization of symposia and seminars, and management of training grants. The successful applicant will also have access to outstanding research services (e.g., Utah Population Database, Center for Clinical & Translational Science, etc.), access to clinical data from the University of Utah Comprehensive Weight Management Program and Utah Diabetes and Endocrinology Center, and the ability to leverage resources from DODI .

The University of Utah is a PAC -12-member institution and a Research I University. Patients treated at University of Utah Health Sciences Center travel from all areas of Utah and from the five nearby states of Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nevada and Arizona, resulting in one of the largest geographic catchment areas of any academic medical center in the United States. Salt Lake City is juxtaposed to the Wasatch Mountains, offering unparalleled opportunities for skiing, hiking, fly fishing, biking, camping, and rock climbing. Eight National Parks are within a 5-hour drive from Salt Lake City.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received with the position remaining open until filled.

Contact person: Brittany Bellows, Brittany.bellows@hsc.utah.edu

Please apply online at: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/128098 and upload a cover letter, current CV, Research Statement, and one-page diversity statement (upload it under “Applicant Document – Other”). Reference letters will be solicited after an initial screening process. Salary commensurate with experience.

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

801-581-8365

oeo@utah.edu

Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu

For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

To inquire about this posting, email:employment@utah.edu (%20employment@utah.edu) or call 801-581-2300.

Notice

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Please apply online at: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/128098 and upload a cover letter, current CV, Research Statement, and one-page diversity statement (upload it under “Applicant Document – Other”). Reference letters will be solicited after an initial screening process.

Open Date 01/25/2022

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02895F

Type Faculty