Harvard University Assistant or Associate Professor of Nutrition and Planetary Health in Cambridge, Massachusetts


Title Assistant or Associate Professor of Nutrition and Planetary Health

School Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Department/Area Nutrition

Position Description

The Department of Nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health seeks candidates for the position of assistant or associate professor in nutrition and planetary health. The search committee welcomes applicants from a wide variety of fields including but not limited to nutrition, environmental sustainability, ecology, and agriculture. This is a tenure-ladder position, with the academic rank to be determined in accordance with the successful candidate’s experience and productivity. The Department and the School are committed to mentoring early career investigators.

Situated within a vibrant school of public health, the Nutrition Department has an exceptional and diverse portfolio of research in a wide range of food and nutritional issues and trains doctoral and postdoctoral students in interdisciplinary research areas. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a leading research program on the effects of specific foods and dietary patterns on human health and on the environment as well as the effects of environmental change on food quantity and quality, and on human health. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent research program in nutrition and planetary health, participate in collaborative research activities, teach in the Harvard T.H. Chan School’s doctoral program and supervise doctoral students. The Department is keenly interested in diversifying its faculty and encourages applicants from diverse candidates, including women and minorities.

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health seeks to find, develop, promote, and retain the world’s best scholars. We are committed to upholding the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our hiring and promotion processes.

Basic Qualifications

The successful applicant will hold a doctoral degree in nutrition, environmental sustainability, or in another area related to public health, or will have a medical degree and formal training in public health.

Additional Qualifications

The search committee welcomes applications from individuals with a broad range of relevant scholarship and experience in food, nutrition, and environmental sustainability. Related field experience is desirable.

Special Instructions

Contact Information

Inquiries about this position are welcome and should be directed to: Dr. Walter Willett to the attention of Patrice Brown (pbrown@hsph.harvard.edu).

Contact Email pbrown@hsph.harvard.edu

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required 3

Maximum Number of References Allowed 5

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