Jobs in Nutrition

The Department of Foods and Nutrition at the University of Georgia has a tenure-track Sports Nutrition faculty position that we are advertising for nationally.  

Your help in identifying qualified candidates for this exciting new faculty position is greatly appreciated

RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities include: 1) developing a nationally recognized and extramurally funded research program; 2) teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in nutrition; 3) advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students; 4) serving as the Director for the Area of Emphasis in Sport Nutrition; and 5) service to the public, the university, the department, and the profession.

QUALIFICATIONS: All applicants must have a PhD in nutrition or closely related scientific field and have potential for, or be, nationally recognized for expertise related to sports nutrition. For the assistant professor position, one year of post-doctoral experience is preferred. For the associate professor position, at least three years of teaching and research experience is required.

THE UNIVERSITYAND THE DEPARTMENT: The University of Georgia, a land-grant/sea-grant university, is ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 edition of America’s Best Colleges. The University is recognized as a research intensive and community engaged institution by the Carnegie Foundation. Additional information may be found at: http://www.uga.edu/. The Department of Foods and Nutrition is a unit of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. The Department has 23 faculty and 380 undergraduate students majoring in Dietetics, Nutrition Science and Consumer Foods as well as 19 Masters students and 12 Doctoral students. More information about the Department and College can be found at: www.fcs.uga.edu.
The Department has strong ties and opportunities for interdisciplinary research with programs in Athletics (including four Sports Dietitians (http://www.georgiadogs.com/ot/nutrition/index.html), Kinesiology (http://www.coe.uga.edu/kinesiology/), Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Food Science and Technology, Gerontology, Health Promotion, Pharmacy, Public Health, Veterinary Medicine, The Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute (http://biomed.uga.edu/), and other biological sciences. The UGA Obesity Initiative (http://obesity.uga.edu/) has created abundant interdisciplinary opportunities for collaboration in research, teaching and service. Georgia Regents University, formerly The Medical College of Georgia, and the University of Georgia have partnered to create a four-year medical education program in Athens, providing additional clinical research possibilities (http://medicalpartnership.uga.edu/).

THE COMMUNITY: The University of Georgia is located in Athens, Georgia, 70 miles northeast of Atlanta. Athens offers a rich cultural environment interconnected with the university and is perennially identified as one of America’s most livable cities. Additional information can found at: http://www.visitathensga.com/about-athens/.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected; however, to be assured of a complete review, candidates should submit their application materials by January 1, 2015. The application packet should include a cover letter that details how the applicant’s credentials and experience meet the needs, responsibilities, and qualifications of the position; a current curriculum vitae; and contact information for three references (who will not be contacted without further correspondence with the applicant). Email submissions with attachments are preferred. Please send to fdnapps@fcs.uga.edu with “Sports Nutrition” in the subject line. In lieu of email submission, written application materials can be directed to:
Dr. Richard D. Lewis, Chair, Search Committee
Department of Foods and Nutrition
University of Georgia
280 Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
Confidential requests for information may be directed to Dr. Richard D. Lewis, Search Chair, rlewis@fcs.uga.edu.