Assistant/Associate/Full Professor and Research Scientist - 088601

College: 
Health Sciences
Department: 
Health & Exercise Science/ Nutrition and Health Care Management
Description: 

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor and Research Scientist
Beaver College of Health Sciences
Appalachian State University

The Beaver College of Health Sciences (BCHS) at Appalachian State University, part of the University of North Carolina system, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track or tenured faculty position to begin August 1, 2018. Appointing department will be either the Department of Health and Exercise Science, or Nutrition and Health Care Management, depending on the candidate’s academic background and research focus. This is an academic-year appointment with a start-up package that will include initial summer support. Salary and start-up are negotiable, and the successful applicant will have access to exemplary facilities, equipment, and scientific and technical personnel. The academic rank is open and will be appointed based on the credentials of the successful candidate.

Minimum qualifications include 1) an earned doctorate, 2) a demonstrated record of scholarly activity and peer-reviewed publications in the biomedical sciences, and 3) evidence of, or demonstrated potential for, securing external funds for research. Post-doctoral training or equivalent experience is strongly desired for candidates whose experience level would require appointment at the level of assistant professor.
The successful candidate will develop a nationally competitive, independent research program broadly related to nutrition, sports nutrition, metabolism, and related impacts on health and disease. Under this broad umbrella of nutrition, research foci may include, but are not exclusive to: nutrigenomics/proteomics/metabolomics, inflammation and related immunological function, obesity and metabolic syndrome, micronutrients/phytonutrients, health and performance, metabolic disorders, microbiome interactions, gastrointestinal function, or translational medicine aimed at prevention or treatment of obesity and related metabolic comorbidities. Research may involve human or clinical studies, animal models of human disease, epidemiological methods, and biochemical, physiological, and metabolic as well as genetic approaches. Primary responsibilities center upon developing and conducting a significant, independent research program within Appalachian State University’s Human Performance Laboratory located on the innovative and world-class North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, NC. Duties also will include promoting research collaboration with main campus faculty, service to the appointing department, college, university and to the successful candidate’s professional discipline. Teaching responsibilities include mentoring research at the undergraduate and graduate level, while other teaching duties are negotiable, including options for web-based instruction.

The North Carolina Research Campus is a thriving and world-class research center located on 350 acres just north of Charlotte, NC. At the NCRC, corporations, universities, and healthcare organizations have forged a public-private partnership that is transforming science at the intersection of human health, nutrition and agriculture. The mission of the NCRC is to improve human health through innovative research in all aspects of nutrition. The David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI) at the NCRC is a nonprofit research institute that provides high quality laboratory services to the NCRC. The DHMRI occupies over 110,000 square feet of space and, together with participating universities at the NCRC, provides a complete environment containing instrumentation, resident scientific, technical and clinical medical expertise, along with well-equipped laboratories and core facilities (including animal care, genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, microscopy, clinical medical research support, metabolic chamber, NMR, body composition instrumentation, and much more). See additional information about the NCRC and the DHMRI at http://transforming-science.com/.

The successful applicant will perform the majority of duties at the NCRC in Kannapolis, North Carolina, but on occasion will be present on the main campus of Appalachian State University, located two hours away in Boone, North Carolina. The BCHS is the newest and second largest college at Appalachian State University, with over 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students served by 150 faculty and staff. Committed to inter-professional innovation and collaboration in teaching, scholarship, service and clinical outreach, the BCHS is transforming the health and quality of life for the communities we serve. Beginning in 2018 the College will occupy a new state-of-the-art 203,000 square foot facility that will be the cornerstone of the ASU Health Sciences Campus. Appalachian State has approximately 18,000 students, primarily in bachelors and masters programs in both liberal arts and applied fields. Nestled high in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northwestern North Carolina, the region is renowned for its scenic beauty and outdoor recreation such as hiking, skiing, biking, fishing, and canoeing. Boone is conveniently located approximately two hours from Asheville, Charlotte, and Greensboro, NC.

Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A complete application consists of the following: (1) a cover letter addressing the position description, qualifications, and experience; (2) a five-year research plan including potential funding sources, public or private; (3) a curriculum vitae; (4) unofficial copies of all transcripts; and, (5) a list of professional references (a minimum of three) including name, current position, email, address, and phone number. Note that finalists invited for campus interviews must submit official transcripts prior to the campus interview. Applications should be uploaded to: apply.interfolio.com/47806 (create a free account). For questions, contact the search committee co-chair, Professor Kevin Zwetsloot, Ph.D. at zwetslootka@appstate.edu. Professor Lisa McAnulty, Ph.D. is the other search committee co-chair.

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation. Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Dr. Zwetsloot. Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.