Assist. Prof., Human Microbiome & Nutritional Sciences

Reno, Nevada, United States
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Department: Ag, Nutrition & Veterinary Science

Department Web Address: https://www.unr.edu/anvs

Full Time Equivalent: 100%

Position Type: Academic Faculty

List Rank/Range(s):

Tenure Track: Tenure Track

Job Description:

The College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources at the University of Nevada, Reno seeks to fill an Assistant Professor in Human Microbiome and nutrition Sciences position within the Department of Agriculture, Nutrition and Veterinary Sciences.
The position is for a dynamic nutritional scientist with research focuses on the application of nutritional science with an overarching goal of improving human health through dietary modulation of the gastrointestinal microbiome. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an innovative, independent, extramurally funded research program, provide excellent classroom instruction, contribute to curriculum development, advise and mentor undergrad and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and interact with a very multidisciplinary group of faculty.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

The University is the State of Nevada’s historic land-grant institution serving over 20,000 students. The University is ranked as a Tier 1 institution by US News and World Report and offers an array of degree programs at all levels. Located at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, a 45-minute drive from Lake Tahoe, Reno has a rapidly-growing technology business sector and boasts a vibrant arts and restaurant scene. Reno/Tahoe is recognized as a world-class outdoor recreation area. Additional nearby areas of interest include the Black Rock Desert, Yosemite and Lassen National Parks, Napa-Sonoma, and San Francisco.

Required Qualifications:

  • This position requires a minimum of a PhD in nutrition or a related field and demonstrated ability to conduct research in intestinal human microbiome, or microbiology.
  • Additional requirements include: postdoctoral research experience, and publication record in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate will have evidence of teaching experience at a college/university, evidence of securing grants, evidences of independent and collaborative research, experience supervising research personnel and advising students from culturally diverse backgrounds.
  • RD and clinical nutrition experience.

Contact Information for this Position: Stanley Omaye, Search Chair., omaye@cabnr.unr.edu, 775-784-6447 Susie Yamamoto, Search Coordinator, syamamoto@cabnr.unr.edu, 775-784-6644

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please upload a Resume/CV, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, contact information for three professional references, a detailed letter of application/cover letter, which also indicates how you would contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through your research, teaching, and/or service, a sample of your written work peer-reviewed publications, and a syllabus of a class that you would be teaching. Optional Teaching Evaluations.

Search Number: 72612

Note to All Applicants: A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire. HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty members first day of employment.The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation, or genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

How to apply

To apply, visit: https://www.unrsearch.com/

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

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