Job Posting Details

Assistant/Associate Professor of Nutrition Science

Posted By: Cordelia Running

Post Date: October 28, 2021
Affiliation: Purdue University
Expiration Date: January 15, 2022
Department: Nutrition Science and Food Science

Assistant/Associate Professor in Nutrition Science

The Position

The Department of Nutrition Science in the College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) seeks applicants for a new tenure-track/tenured faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. This person will support our ‘Food, Ingestive Behavior, and Population’ signature area, emphasizing ingestive behaviors. Applicant’s research should include cutting-edge basic, translational, clinical, and (or) community-based studies. Strong opportunities exist to conduct interdisciplinary research with our other signature areas (Metabolism and Obesity; Minerals, Vitamin D, and Bone Health; and Carcinogenesis and Cancer Prevention). The candidate’s research expertise will complement and strengthen core interests of faculty in the Department, and support HHS’ strategic research themes (

Professional development, collaboration, and pilot funding opportunities exist within the NIH-supported CTSI (, Purdue Graduate School (, Discovery Park (, and over 100 other Centers at Purdue ( Collaborations within HHS and campus-wide (e.g., obesity, gerontology, food science, child/adolescent development, women’s health, disease prevention, imaging, biomedical engineering) are encouraged. The successful candidate will contribute to outreach activities and undergraduate and graduate education through teaching and mentoring. At the graduate level, the successful candidate will be a member of the Interdepartmental Nutrition Program (INP,


The Department of Nutrition Science at Purdue University

The mission of the Department of Nutrition Science ( is to conduct the highest caliber nutrition science research, to educate students in a diverse and inclusive environment, and to promote health through engagement with the public. The department is committed to providing exceptional undergraduate and graduate education and currently has approximately 250 undergraduate students and 35 graduate students. The Department’s Didactic and Coordinated Programs in Nutrition and Dietetics are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). 



Applicants must hold a PhD in Nutrition Science or a closely related field. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level should have at least 2 years of postdoctoral experience and demonstrate potential for excellence in research and teaching. Applicants at the Associate Professor level should have demonstrated success in research (as evidenced by publication record and extramural funding), teaching, and service to the profession. Purdue University’s Department of Nutrition Science is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.


Application Instructions

Upload the following to

1.    Cover Letter 

2.    CV (including funding record)

3.    Research Statement (experience and future directions) 

4.    Teaching Statement (experience and philosophy) 

5.    Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Professional references and other supplemental application materials will be requested later in the recruitment process. Nominations and confidential questions regarding the position should be directed to the search chair, Wayne Campbell, PhD: Application review will begin in December, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in the position.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.