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 and supervise students in the Harvard Chan doctoral and master’s programs. 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.
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.
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Applications and reference letters should be submitted no later than June 1, 2021
4 letters of reference should be submitted for those applying for assistant professor
6 letters of reference should be submitted for those applying for associate professor
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
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.
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