Institution (Location)
The Department of Nutrition in the Gillings School of Global Public Health and School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Position Description

The Department of Nutrition in the Gillings School of Global Public Health and School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) invites applications for an open-rank tenure-track position, commensurate with experience. The Department is recognized as a global leader in nutrition research and training. The breadth of our department’s research spans from cell to society and moves from discovery to intervention delivery and dissemination.

We are seeking applicants who will build an independent research program and participate in collaborative research that aligns with existing strengths in the department. We are especially interested in someone with expertise in nutritional epidemiology, particularly as it relates to areas of growing need, such as global nutrition; food and nutrition equity; food systems and policy; climate and the environment; novel approaches to the assessment of diet, nutritional status, and physical activity; biologic, behavioral, and/or social applications to precision nutrition; and data science. These are areas of research that are critical for the advancement of nutritional science and public health. Other responsibilities include teaching, research mentoring to undergraduate and graduate students, and participation in university and professional service. Ideal candidates will have postdoctoral or faculty-level experience and a track record that supports the potential to establish a visible, impactful, and extramurally- funded research program.

Candidate’s Qualifications (who should apply)

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

A PhD or equivalent in nutrition, epidemiology, or relevant discipline is required.


Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Experience employing strategies to ensure access to resources and promote student success in a public university setting where students are diverse with respect to social background, economic resources, racial and ethnic identities, religious affiliations, and gender and sexual identification and preference. In addition, experience working in a setting where students may need learning accommodations related to physical abilities (e.g., mobility, sensory) or neurodivergence.

How to Apply


Special Instructions

Please include the following with your application:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum vitae, including names and contact information for 4 or more references
  • Statement of research accomplishments, ongoing efforts, and future directions
  • Teaching statement and philosophy. The teaching statement can include teaching interests within and outside the current curricula and philosophy


Quick Link


Department Contact Name and Title LaSonya W. Hudson, HR Consultant


Department Contact Telephone or Email  [email protected]


Academic Personnel Office Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to [email protected].


Please note: The Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.


If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department notify the Department Contact.


Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.