Institution (Location)
Rutgers University (US)
Start Date
November 30, 2015
Position Description

The Department of Nutritional Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers, The State University
of New Jersey is inviting applications for a tenure-track position with rank of assistant professor in the area of child
nutrition. The appointment start date is September 1, 2016.

The responsibilities of this faculty member include establishing an independent, externally-funded scholarly program in
child nutrition, mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, teaching courses within the nutritional sciences major
or related programs of study, and providing professional service and leadership at the university and national levels. The
successful candidate will improve the health of children in New Jersey and throughout the nation by conducting novel
and collaborative research utilizing the schools and campuses at Rutgers University.

Attractive facilities, competitive resources and leadership opportunities are available in conjunction with the newly-
opened New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health (IFNH) (, which houses the Center
for Childhood Nutrition Education and Research ( The
applicant will also have research and education opportunities within the Department of Nutritional Sciences Preschool,
which provides a nutrition-focused pre-kindergarten curriculum for its clients and serves as a laboratory for
undergraduate and graduate education and research related to child development and health. For further information
regarding the Department of Nutritional Sciences please visit: 

About Rutgers University

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey’s land-grant institution and one of the nation’s foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people’s lives.

About Rutgers University

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. 

Candidate’s Qualifications (who should apply)

Minimum qualifications: PhD or equivalent in nutrition, nutritional sciences, child development, developmental
psychology or related field from an accredited university. Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, scholarly
publications in refereed journals, evidence of internal and/or external grantsmanship experience, and a record of
professional service proportionate with experience are required.

Desirable qualifications include: RD (RDN) credential, post-doctoral training, and college-level teaching experience.
Previous involvement with nutritional, dietary, behavioral, or developmental studies in children of any age is of
particular interest. 

How to Apply

Application Process

Rutgers accepts applications by electronic mail. To apply, email a cover letter to the Search Committee Chair, Tracy G.
Anthony, Ph.D., at
[email protected] and attach the following as pdf files: 1) Curriculum Vita, 2) Research
Statement describing important past contributions to child nutrition research (including publications and funding related
to each contribution) and a future research strategy, 3) Teaching Statement describing experience and philosophy, and
4) Names and addresses of three (3) references. For questions about the position, contact the Search Committee Chair
at 848-932-6331 or
[email protected]. Review of applications will commence immediately and continue
until the position is filled.


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