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The Ohio State University
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Department of Human Sciences
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Posted: 11/18/2022
Tenure & Clinical Track Faculty – Precision Nutrition for Health Equity

Precision Nutrition For Health Equity - Cluster Hire Initiative in Human Nutrition

Department of Human Sciences | College of Education & Human Ecology |

The Ohio State University

The Human Nutrition Program in the Department of Human Sciences at The Ohio State University (OSU) is pleased to announce a multi-year, transdisciplinary strategic investment focused on Precision Nutrition for Health Equity. In the first year of this cluster hire initiative, we invite applications for 3 tenure-track faculty and 1 clinical-track faculty to complement and extend our expertise in basic sciences through applied sciences across the field of nutrition and dietetics, and closely aligned Colleges and Centers, at the intersection of health.

Our vision includes international leadership to prevent and treat diet-related health disorders, especially in areas related to race, inclusion and social equity. A focus of this initiative is cardiometabolic disorders and certain cancers that are related to obesity as well as other nutrition-related disorders that differentially impact vulnerable populations and/or underserved racial, ethnic, and impoverished communities. Other areas of scholarship related to nutrition and health disparities are welcome and will be given full consideration (e.g., maternal/childhood nutrition, gut health, food safety, nutrition education) if opportunity exists for transdisciplinary collaborations under the theme of this initiative. We seek specialization in the use of contemporary biomolecular, bioanalytical, psychosocial, and/or educational tools and approaches to understand inter-individual physiological responses across a wide array of nutrition and health management interventions.

This initiative is supported by the Human Nutrition Program in the Department of Human Sciences, and with partnership from OSU’s Race, Inclusion and Social Equity (RAISE) program, the Department of Radiation Oncology in the College of Medicine, and the Department of Extension in the College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. We invite applicants with a demonstrated record of and/or strong potential for excellence in research and instruction that can advance an understanding of health disparities that are attributed to diet/nutrition and inadequate health management. Broad expertise is sought to advance this initiative at OSU to include health disparities, clinical trials, implementation science, population/epidemiological studies, basic science investigations in preclinical or cellular model systems and other related topics and methods. At least two tenure-track faculty hires in Year 1 of this initiative are anticipated to have expertise in biomolecular, bioanalytical, advanced bioinformatics, and/or multi-omics technologies to advance the basic sciences of nutrition and health discovery. Appropriate laboratory/research space and competitive start-up packages are available commensurate to the scholarly portfolio of each successful candidate.

Year 1 Cluster Hire Goals (4 Positions):

  1. Professor or Associate Professor of Nutrition. The successful candidate for this 9-month tenure-track position will be named the Carol S. Kennedy Professor of Human Nutrition, an endowed position that provides annual discretionary resources to support scholarship and related activities. The candidate must have earned a PhD or equivalent degree in nutrition or closely related biomedical field to advance scholarship focusing on Precision Nutrition for Health Equity. The candidate must have an established research program with record of extramural support, be nationally/internationally recognized, and have demonstrated evidence of excellence in instruction, mentoring, and professional service commensurate with an endowed faculty appointment at the rank of professor or associate professor. This candidate is expected to have a demonstrated ability to conduct scholarship, teaching, and/or mentoring with persons from minoritized backgrounds in alignment with the OSU RAISE program. The candidate is also expected to maintain a vibrant, extramurally funded research program; develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in nutrition; mentor students; and engage in professional service to positively contribute to the institutional mission. This position is also eligible for partial appointment in the College of Medicine (up to 49% effort) provided that the candidate’s scholarship aligns with the missions of the College of Medicine and the College of Education and Human Ecology at the intersection of healthy equity. To apply for this position, visit https://hr.osu.edu/careers and search for position R62011.
  2. Assistant Professor of Nutrition. The successful candidate for this 9-month tenure-track position must have earned a PhD or equivalent degree in nutrition or closely related field to advance scholarship focusing on Precision Nutrition for Health Equity. A minimum of 1-year post-doctoral experience or equivalent is required. The candidate is expected to have a demonstrated record or strong potential to secure extramural funding to support their research program and provide effective undergraduate and graduate instruction and mentoring. This candidate is expected to have a demonstrated ability or commitment to conduct scholarship, teaching, and/or mentoring with persons from minoritized backgrounds in alignment with the OSU RAISE program. The candidate is also expected to develop and maintain a vibrant, extramurally funded research program; develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in nutrition; mentor students; and engage in professional service to positively contribute to the institutional mission. This position is also eligible for partial appointment in the College of Medicine (up to 49% effort) as described above. To apply for this position, visit https://hr.osu.edu/careers and search for position R62148.
  3. Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Extension. The successful candidate for this 12-month tenure-track position will be jointly appointed between the Human Nutrition Program (51%) and the Department of Extension (49%). The candidate must have earned a PhD or equivalent degree in nutrition or closely related discipline. At least 1-year of post-doctoral or equivalent experience is required. The candidate is expected to have a demonstrated record or strong potential to establish an extramurally supported research program and effective teaching and mentoring programs. This candidate is expected to have a demonstrated ability or commitment to conduct scholarship, teaching, and/or mentoring with persons from minoritized backgrounds in alignment with the OSU RAISE program. Both research and teaching activities are expected to be integrated with and be bi-directionally informed by outreach programs that can impact Ohioans and communities beyond the State of Ohio. Areas of interest include but are not limited to childhood obesity, infant/maternal nutrition, community nutrition, and nutrition assessment and education; scholarship must be linked to Precision Nutrition for Health Equity. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a vibrant, extramurally supported research program that integrates with extension/outreach activities. The candidate will also contribute to instruction in the undergraduate and graduate nutrition curriculums; mentoring students; and engaging in professional service to positively contribute to the institutional mission. To apply for this position, visit https://hr.osu.edu/careers and search for position R39852.
  4. Clinical-Track Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice. The successful candidate for this 12-month position will hold an appointment (100%) in the Human Nutrition Program. The candidate is required to have a PhD or equivalent degree in nutrition/dietetics or related field or have a Master’s degree with a minimum of 5 years of professional experience. Candidates must be credentialed as a registered dietitian nutritionist by the Commission on Dietetic Registration and be eligible for licensure in the state of Ohio. Candidates must have an established record of teaching and scholarly activities commensurate with the rank of assistant professor at OSU, experience working with or advising graduate students, and a commitment to quality teaching, clinical supervision, and advising/mentorship. This candidate is expected to have a demonstrated ability or commitment to conduct scholarship, teaching, and/or mentoring with persons from minoritized backgrounds in alignment with the OSU RAISE program. Primary responsibilities of the position are to provide course instruction consistent with the candidate’s expertise that integrates concepts of Precision Nutrition for Health Equity into the instructional curriculum of our accredited Masters in Dietetics and Nutrition (MDN) coordinated degree program and Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD). Additionally, curriculum development and supervision and mentoring of capstone projects of students enrolled in the MDN program will also be required. We expect that the talents of this clinical-track faculty member will complement those of other faculty hired under this initiative. Areas of expertise for this position include but are not limited to clinical dietetics, nutrition education, and/or nutrition and health behavior. To apply for this position, visit https://hr.osu.edu/careers and search for position R32360.

About Us

HUMAN NUTRITION: The Human Nutrition Program graduate degree programs are the Doctor of Philosophy in Nutrition, Master of Science in Human Nutrition, and Masters in Dietetics and Nutrition and bachelor’s degree programs Human Nutrition, Dietetics as well as Human Nutrition, Nutrition in Industry and Human Nutrition, Nutrition Sciences and Health Promotion, Nutrition and Exercise Science. The Human Nutrition program offers a minor in Human Nutrition as well as a stand-alone dietetic internship program for individuals who hold a masters or doctorate degree. The program is composed of an internationally recognized faculty with active research agendas. The home of the Human Nutrition is based in Campbell Hall, which is actively undergoing a major renovation exceeding $60 million to transform it into an aspirational community space with state-of-the art teaching and research infrastructure.

MASTERS IN DIETETICS AND NUTRITION: The Master’s in Dietetics and Nutrition (MDN) program unites dietetics and nutrition experts from the Department of Human Sciences in the College of Education and Human Ecology and the Medical Dietetics program in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences in the College of Medicine. This two-year accredited program seamlessly integrates didactic coursework with supervised practice experience into one advanced degree program with graduates being eligible for the national registration exam for registered dietitian nutritionists. The program integrates interprofessional education simulation and standardized patient simulation using the Clinical Skills Education and Assessment Center. Faculty have developed clinical research collaborations with the Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

  1. OF HUMAN SCIENCES: The Department of Human Sciences houses >60 productive faculty members, with competitive grants from local, state, and federal organizations (e.g., NIH, USDA-NIFA, US DOD) as well as industry- and community-based organizations. The Department is home to four core academic areas (Consumer Sciences, Human Development and Family Science, Human Nutrition and Dietetics, and Kinesiology) that provide 10 graduate majors and nine undergraduate majors. Approximately 12,000 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students obtain their coursework in the Department. The department also plays a leadership role in OSU’s Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Nutrition (OSUN). A strong partnership with OSU Extension enhances opportunities for outreach and engagement in the state of Ohio. Another important university partnership exists with Ohio State’s Discovery Themes, with an emphasis in our department on Foods For Health and advanced metabolomics. In addition to our highly qualified faculty in the Department, full-time staff members, lecturers and graduate assistants contribute to support the department’s academic mission.

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN ECOLOGY: The College of Education and Human Ecology is one of the best places to learn and embrace the human experience. We are known for developing Ohio's best educators, researchers, policymakers, exercise scientists, biomedical nutrition researchers, dietitians, financial advisors, event coordinators and other experts who improve society. The US News and World Report college ranking is 18th among 376 public and private universities granting doctoral degrees in education. The college ranks No. 10 among public universities.

DEPARTMENT OF EXTENSION: The Department of Extension is a unit in the College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. It brings the knowledge of the university directly to Ohioans to fulfill the land-grant mission of OSU. OSU Extension interprets knowledge and research developed by Extension and other faculty and staff throughout the university, including the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, to provide Ohioans evidence-based information, sensible solutions, and resources to better their lives, businesses, and communities. The Extension network is the world’s largest non-formal educational system. Hallmark of OSU Extension is programming delivered by professionals to address the needs of the local community while addressing state, national, and global issues in four major areas: family and consumer sciences, 4-H youth development, community development, and agriculture and natural resources. The Extension Family and Consumer Science (FCS) program area provides education and services focused on healthy people, healthy finances, and healthy relationships to facilitate opportunities for Ohioans to explore how science-based knowledge can improve physical, social, and financial health. FCS faculty and staff include 12 state-level specialists, 46 county-based Extension Educators, and over 130 community nutrition staff that serve the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program.

COLLEGE OF MEDICINE: The OSU College of Medicine is nationally ranked by US News & World Reports for its leadership in research and being among the most diverse medical schools in the country. It also houses the Department of Radiation Oncology, a partnering unit in this initiative. It is recognized for offering the most advanced, cutting-edge treatments for cancer patients through state-of-the-art technologies; paradigm-shifting clinical, translational, and basic research; and unparalleled expertise with our internationally-acclaimed team of physicians — a unique combination that results in the best personalized care for cancer patients. Our leadership also extends to the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, which is one of only 50 designated comprehensive cancer centers in the nation. The OSUCCC – James is the only cancer program in the US that features a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center aligned with a nationally ranked academic medical center and a freestanding cancer hospital on the campus of one of the nation’s largest public universities.

THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY: OSU is one of America's largest and most comprehensive public universities, with over 63,000 students. OSU is further recognized as a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, OSU has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio. Home to Buckeye football, the stadium attracts over 105,000 enthusiastic fans on fall Saturdays.

 

COLUMBUS, OHIO: Columbus is the capital of Ohio and 14th largest city in the nation with a population that nears 1 million persons. This culturally vibrant city is a thriving cosmopolitan hub that has a real passion for OSU. A recent Gallup survey ranked Columbus the nation’s second strongest metro area for job creation, with research and technology institutions taking the lead. The city’s corporate base and higher-education system draw people to it.

EEO/AA EMPLOYER

The university is a center of innovation surrounded by diverse and livable urban, suburban, and rural communities. OSU is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

OSU is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff for employment and promotion to ensure the highest quality workforce, to reflect human diversity and to improve opportunities for minorities and women. The university embraces human diversity and is committed to equal employment opportunity, affirmative action and eliminating discrimination. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status—defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status—is prohibited.

How To Apply

Review of applications will begin Jan 3, 2023 and will continue until each position is filled. For confidential inquiries, please contact Richard Bruno, PhD, RD, Search Committee Chair and Professor and Chair of the Human Nutrition Program (Bruno.27@osu.edu; 614.292.5522).

The following application materials are to be submitted as a single PDF:

  1. Cover Letter. Indicate the position of interest, a summary of qualifications and past achievements, and commitment to Precision Nutrition for Health Equity in the areas of scholarship, teaching, and/or outreach activities as appropriate to the position applying to.
  2. Complete CV. Must include a comprehensive record of scholarly activities, education, and training.
  3. DEI Narrative (up to 1-page). Description of the candidate’s commitment and approaches to fostering an environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  4. Research Narrative (up to 3-pages). Description of the candidate’s research agenda as relevant to the position applying to and with an intersection to Precision Nutrition for Health Equity.
  5. Teaching Narrative (up 1-page). Description of the candidate’s teaching philosophy, inclusive of delivering instruction and mentoring at the intersection of Precision Nutrition for Health Equity.
  6. List of Professional References. A contact list of 3-5 referees indicating their relation to the candidate are requested. Referees will be contacted following expressed consent of the candidate.

Submission of electronic applications is required. Please submit materials to https://hr.osu.edu/careers/ by searching for the below position number associated with the position title:

· Professor or Associate Professor of Nutrition (R62011)

· Assistant Professor of Nutrition (R62148)

· Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Extension (R39852)

· Clinical-Track Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice (R32360)