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 lead an independent research program and will also direct the Purdue Clinical Research Center (CRC), which is affiliated with the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute .

The successful candidate will also participate in teaching (reduced load) 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 . A wide array of collaborative opportunities exist with investigators in the College of HHS and across campus in areas such as, but not limited to, disease management, child/adolescent development, gerontology, women’s health, public health, imaging, psychology, food science, and biomedical engineering.

This is a 12-month (Fiscal Year) appointment for as long as the successful candidate remains the Director of the CRC.


Applicants must hold a PhD in nutrition science or a closely related field, or a clinical doctorate (MD, DNP, PharmD, etc.). A strong publication record and demonstrated ability to obtain external research funding are also required. Applicants with a demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion are preferred.

The Department of Nutrition Science and CRC 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). A new Master’s in Dietetics program was recently launched. 

The Purdue CRC is a 7,000-sq 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 the 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.

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 – will not be contacted without candidate’s consent) 

Purdue University’s Department of Nutrition Science is also 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 experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Questions should be directed to the search chair, Richard Mattes: Application review will begin on November 11, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in the position. 

Purdue University, the College of Health and Human Sciences and the Department of Nutrition Science are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry and academic freedom.


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