Associate/Full Professor of Nutrition Science

The Position
The Department of Nutrition Science in the College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) seeks applicants for a tenured faculty position, at the associate or full professor level, focused on human/clinical nutrition. The successful candidate will also direct the Purdue Clinical Research Center (CRC) for the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI;

The Purdue CRC is a 7,000 square ft nutrition clinical research facility that provides bionutrition, dietary assessment, and clinical services for the Department, College, campus and CTSI. The CRC includes space, equipment, and staff to support government-, academic-, and industry-sponsored human clinical research studies. The CRC also coordinates with CTSI resources at Indiana University School of Medicine. The successful candidate will work with faculty and staff to ensure high quality services, plan for and develop new opportunities, and manage the CRC staff and resources. This is a 12 month (Fiscal Year) appointment for as long as the successful candidate remains the Director of the CRC.

The successful candidate will also bring and sustain an independent externally funded research program. The individual will participate in teaching and outreach activities consistent with the appointment and candidate’s area of expertise. The candidate’s human/clinical research expertise will complement and strengthen core interests of interdepartmental nutrition program faculty, and will support HHS strategic research areas (https:\\ Opportunities to collaborate in HHS and campus-wide exist in obesity, gerontology, child/adolescent development, women’s health, disease prevention, imaging, and biomedical engineering, among others. 

The Department of Nutrition Science at Purdue University

The mission of the Department of Nutrition Science ( is to conduct the highest caliber nutrition science research, to educate students in a diverse and inclusive environment, and to promote health through engagement with the public. The Department is committed to providing exceptional undergraduate and graduate education and currently has approximately 250 undergraduate students and 35 graduate students. The Department’s didactic and coordinated programs in nutrition and dietetics are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Opportunities for professional development, collaboration, and pilot funding exist within the NIH-supported CTSI (, the Purdue Graduate School (, the Ingestive Behavior Research Center (, the Women’s Global Health Institute (, the A.H. Ismail Center for Health, Exercise, and Nutrition (, Discovery Park (, the Center on Aging and the Life Course (, and over 100 other centers at Purdue ( Purdue University’s Department of Nutrition Science is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experience, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.


Applicants must hold a PhD in nutrition science or a closely related field, or a clinical doctorate (MD, DNP, PharmD, etc.). Postdoctoral research experience, a strong publication record, and demonstrated ability to obtain external research funding are also required. 

Application Instructions

Please send the following to

1.  Cover Letter 
2.  CV (include funding record)
3.  Research Statement (experience and future directions) 
4.  Teaching Statement (experience and philosophy) 
5.  Diversity and Inclusion Statement 
6.  References (three or more; include contact information) 

Questions should be directed to the search chair, Dennis Savaiano:  Application review will begin in December, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in the position.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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