Faculty Opportunities

Assistant or Associate Professor of Nutritional Clinical Trials and/or Nutritional Metabolism

The Department of Nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health invites applications from candidates for a tenure-track position as assistant or associate professor with a focus on nutritional clinical trials. Candidates are also invited who have expertise and interest in nutritional metabolism and biochemistry in humans, or who have training in human genetics and coronary heart disease. This position will hold a primary appointment in the Department of Nutrition with a secondary appointment in the Department of Molecular Metabolism at the Harvard Chan School. This position may also have affiliation with the newly established Harvard Chan Research Center on Causes and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease (CAPCVD).

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop an independent and collaborative research program to study the effects of foods, nutrients and dietary patterns on biomarkers, disease risk factors, omics outcomes, and other mechanisms by which foods and nutrients affect chronic disease. The candidate’s focus may include atherosclerosis, dyslipidemia, hypertension, diabetes, or other conditions related to nutrition and metabolism. Expertise in clinical trials of dietary interventions that include disease-related outcomes, especially when linked to fundamental mechanisms, is desirable.

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Assistant or Associate Professor of Public Health Nutrition

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 public health nutrition. 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 public health nutrition and nutrition epidemiology and trains doctoral and postdoctoral students in each of these areas. The faculty are actively engaged in an extensive range of cross-disciplinary research topics including community interventions to prevent childhood obesity, sociocultural attitudes and diet quality in underserved populations, national food policy in relation to WICSNAP and the National School Lunch Program, and the influence of behavioral economics on food choice and dietary patterns.

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