Job Title: Assistant Professor - Human Physiology and Nutrition
Colorado Springs, CO United States
Assistant Professor - Human Physiology and Nutrition
The Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences 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) 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 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). 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.
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 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
Demonstrate collaborative interests and collegiality in all aspects of faculty engagement
Ability to possess good interpersonal and communication skills, to include proficiency in English.
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 12,400 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. UCCS 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.
Colorado Springs (pop. 500K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.