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Boston University Assistant Professor of Health Sciences, Nutrition, Sargent College in BOSTON, Massachusetts

Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the Programs in Nutrition, Department of Health Sciences. The position will start in Fall 2022. We are seeking a colleague for this strategic hire that will allow us to build upon the College’s tradition of excellence in the health sciences and our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Tenure-track faculty at Boston University are expected to teach, carry out independent research, and participate in service and student mentorship. The successful candidate will have a research program that has potential for ongoing support via external funding. Specialization within the field of nutrition is open and course assignments will be flexible, depending on the candidate’s expertise. Areas of particular interest for this hire could include one or more of the following: nutritional epidemiology; nutrition data science, involving the use of quantitative methods to analyze large datasets; nutrigenomics; clinical nutrition; social/behavioral nutrition; public health/global nutrition, including dietary interventions that address health disparities and/or serve vulnerable populations. The successful candidate will have a well-defined vision of their research goals, demonstrated success collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams, and established competence as a teacher.

Required Skills

  • Earned research doctoral degree (PhD, ScD or equivalent in nutrition or a closely related field, completed at the time of application)

  • Post-doctoral experience (preferred)

  • Registered Dietitian/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (desired)

  • Clear potential for an externally funded research program

  • Peer-reviewed journal publications

  • Demonstrated capacity teaching at the college/university level, with undergraduate and graduate students

The Department of Health Sciences is part of Boston University’s vibrant academic and research community. With 17 schools and colleges across the Charles River and Medical campuses, including the Boston University School of Public Health, as well as many other highly regarded medical and educational institutions in the Boston area, there are myriad opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary activities. We invite you to join our interdisciplinary faculty and become involved with our network of collaborations within Boston University and the greater Boston community.

Boston University is an AAU institution with a rich tradition of diversity, inclusion and social justice. The College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College is dedicated to increasing the participation of all talented students and scholars. We are committed to cultivating an environment that fosters the pursuit of excellence in research and education by underrepresented groups at BU and beyond.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send applications (letter of intent including statement of teaching and scholarship, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation from individuals qualified to speak on your behalf regarding your qualifications) to:

Apply by electronic submission: Diane WadmanDepartment ManagerDepartment of Health SciencesBoston UniversityCollege of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College635 Commonwealth AvenueBoston, MA 02215

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. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Required Experience