Assistant Professor, Nutrient Metabolism

  • University of Nevada, Reno - Dept. of Agriculture, Nutrition and Veterinary Science
  • Reno, NV
  • Jan 24, 2018
Full time Education Health Care Research Science

Job Description

The Department of Agriculture, Nutrition and Veterinary Science within the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources (CABNR) at the University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for an assistant professor, tenure-track faculty position. The focus of this position is nutrient metabolism with an emphasis on human health. Expertise in cell biology, genetics, biochemistry, experimental genomics and/or microbiome is expected. 

The successful candidate will establish an impactful, independent research program as evidenced by extramural funding and publications in recognized scholarly journals.  In addition, the candidate will contribute to vibrant undergraduate and graduate academic programs through effective teaching; advising and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds; and assisting with curriculum assessment and development.  The candidate will also be expected to participate in academic and professional service commensurate with rank; and contribute to the outreach mission of this Land-Grant Institution.  Collaborative efforts with faculty within CABNR, Cooperative Extension, and/or the School of Medicine are anticipated.

Required Qualifications

This position requires a minimum of a PhD in nutrition or a related field and demonstrated ability to conduct research in nutrient metabolism.

Preferred Qualifications

Postdoctoral research experience; evidence of independent and collaborative research activities; publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals; and success in securing extramural funding.

Evidence of effective teaching at a college/university; and advising students from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Application Materials

Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter of application; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of research interests; (4) a statement of teaching interests and philosophy; and (5) contact information for three references (references will not be contacted prior to candidates advancing in the selection process).

Department Information

This multi-disciplinary department offers programs in agriculture, nutrition, veterinary science and rangeland ecology and management.  Our mission reflects a commitment to excellence, innovation, and diversity while meeting the needs of the citizens of the State of Nevada and the Nation.  Currently, undergraduate nutrition enrollment is ~200 with students pursing either dietetics or nutritional science specializations.  We also offer an MS in Nutrition and are working toward a PhD program.  The Department helps to meet the state’s need for health professionals through two accredited dietetic programs; participation in the School of Medicine’s BS/MD Program; and by providing a strong science foundation for students seeking admission to allied professional schools.  Departmental, college and university resources are consistent with that of a Tier 1 status earned by the University of Nevada, Reno.

For full consideration of applications, all materials must be submitted by Friday, March 2, 2018.

For questions, please contact: Dr. Ron Pardini, Search Chair,

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.

EEO/AA Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.