Assistant Professor - Tenure Track, Human Physiology and Nutrition

Employer
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Location
Colorado Springs, CO
Closing date
Dec 7, 2021

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Sector
Science, Life Sciences, Anatomy/Physiology, Allied Health and Social Care, Nutrition/Dietetics
Organization Type
Corporate
Description
The [Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences ](https://johnsonbethel.uccs.edu/)invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, Human Physiology and Nutrition with expertise in human metabolism. Applicants must have: 1) earned a PhD, or equivalent terminal degree, by start date; 2) a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, and 3) a human-participant-based research agenda that complements current faculty and integrates with programs in the new William J Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center (see below).This position is designated as a 9-month tenure-track appointment set to begin August 2022. Faculty are expected to teach the equivalent of 15 credit hours of undergraduate and/or graduate-level courses each academic year (lectures and labs); advise undergraduate and graduate students; develop and maintain a successful line of research and scholarly publications; seek external funding that strengthens/broadens current areas of research; participate in both internal and external professional service activities; and demonstrate collaborative interests and collegiality in all aspects of faculty engagement. Applicants should possess interpersonal and communication skills, including proficiency in English.*Who We Are:*The Helen and Arthur E Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the [University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS)](http://www.uccs.edu/experience/about-uccs) is a distinguished and innovative college providing excellence in education, scholarship, and practice in the health professions. The college currently serves ~1,400 students (80% undergraduate and 20% graduate) through its programs in the Department of Nursing, the Department of Health Sciences, and the Department of Human Physiology and Nutrition.The [Department of Human Physiology and Nutrition ](https://johnsonbethel.uccs.edu/hpnu-programs)is a new academic unit in the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, that merges expertise in human anatomy, physiology, nutrition, and exercise science. The Department administers programs in Human Physiology and Nutrition (BS), Exercise Science (BS), Applied Physiology (MSc), Nutrition and Dietetics (MSc), and Sports Nutrition (MSc). The Department of Human Physiology and Nutrition is housed in the new William J Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center (Hybl Center; [https://www.hyblcenter.org](https://www.hyblcenter.org)). This state-of-the-art facility is designed to promote a multi-disciplinary and highly collaborative approach to education, research and clinical practice, driven by teamwork and a passion for translating research into real-world solutions. It promotes the concept of "Exercise and Nutrition as Medicine" for patients with various diseases and/or disorders. This project benefits from a close partnership between UCCS and Centura Health that brings together a unique and unparalleled combination of clinical practice, undergraduate and graduate education, combined with clinical, faculty and student research. The benefits are numerous, including dedicated space specifically designed to foster collaboration in this first-of-its-kind facility. Development of Sport Nutrition Services as well as their integration in teaching pertains to this exciting collaboration among partners. The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 10,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students. UCCS, which recently received designation as a tier 2 research institute, is among the fastest growing universities in the state and is consistently ranked as one of the top Western regional universities by U.S. News & World Report and has earned recognition as one of the "Great Colleges to Work For" in 2018 by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. [Colorado Springs](http://www.choosecoloradosprings.com/) (pop. 400K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by [U.S. News & World Report](https://realestate.usnews.com/places/rankings/best-places-to-live) as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.*Job Duties:*Teach undergraduate and/or graduate-level courses in nutrition for exercise and sport each academic year, to include lectures and labs.Advise undergraduate and graduate studentsDevelop and maintain a successful line of resaerch and scholarly publicationsSeek external funding that strengthens/broadens current areas of researchParticipate in both internal and external professional service activitiesDemonstrate collaborative interests and collegiality in all aspects of faculty engagement*Job Competencies:*
Ability to possess good interpersonal and communication skills, to include proficiency in English.This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).*What We Offer:**Salary Range:* Generally starting at $72,000 - $80,000 per academic yearThe salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, and a tuition benefit. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at [http://www.cu.edu/employee-services](http://www.cu.edu/employee-services). Total compensation goes beyond the value on the paycheck. Please consider reviewing the Total Compensation page at [Total Compensation Calculators | University of Colorado](https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/collaborative-hr-services/total-compensation-calculator).*Tentative Search Timeline:** The potential dates for video interviews will be *December 17 - December 31, 2021*
* The potential dates for second interviews for finalists with the search committee will be the week of *January 17, 2022.*
* The potential dates for final interviews with the hiring authority will be the week of *January 24 - February 11, 2022.*
* The potential employee start date is *August 2022.*
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check. UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

Qualifications
Mi*nimum Requirements:*PhD or equivalent terminal degree (e.g. ScD, MD, DO) in human physiology, nutrition, exercise science or closely related area by the start datePreferred Requirements:One or more years post-doctoral research and/or teaching experience, or equivalent experience in industry or clinical practice*Physical Requirements:*While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to move. Employee is occasionally required to have long periods of sitting, moderate bending, moderate energy requirements and fine motor skills. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

*Job Category: *Faculty
*Primary Location: *Colorado Springs
*Schedule: *Full-time
*Posting Date: *Oct 14, 2021
*Unposting Date: *Ongoing

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