Associate/Full Professor and Director of the Purdue CTSI Clinical Research Center

West Lafayette, Indiana
Nov 13, 2020
Dec 13, 2020
Other Specialty
Full Time
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The Position
The Department of Nutrition Science in the College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) seeks applicants for a tenured faculty position to direct the Purdue Clinical Research Center (CRC) for the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI; The CRC base is in Purdue’s 7,000ft 2 Nutrition Clinical Research facility ( and coordinates with CTSI resources at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Summer salary is available to support the CRC director.

In addition to directing the CRC, the successful candidate will bring and sustain an independent externally funded research program. The individual is also expected to participate in teaching and outreach activities consistent with the appointment and candidate’s area of expertise. A human/clinical research focus in an area related to our departmental signature areas of Metabolism and Obesity; Minerals, Vitamin D, and Bone Health; Food, Ingestive Behavior, and Population Nutrition; or Carcinogenesis and Cancer Prevention, supporting HHS’ strategic research themes (, is preferred. Many opportunities exist to collaborate with researchers in these areas as well as other areas in HHS units and campus-wide emphasis areas (e.g., obesity, gerontology, child/adolescent development, disease prevention, imaging, biomedical engineering).

The Department of Nutrition Science
The overall 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 in multiple majors and 45 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).


All applicants must hold a PhD in Nutrition Science or a closely related field, or a clinical doctorate such as MD, DNP, PharmD, etc... Postdoctoral research experience, a strong publication record, and demonstrated ability to obtain external research funding is required. Opportunities for professional development/collaboration/pilot funding exist within the NIH-supported CTSI (, Purdue Graduate School (, the Ingestive Behavior Research Center (, 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 (

Application Instructions
Send a curriculum vitae (including funding record), descriptions of future research goals and teaching interests, and names and contact information for references to Questions may be directed to search chair, Dennis Savaiano: Application review will begin in late November, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in the position.

Purdue University’s Department of Nutrition Science is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort including discovery, 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.

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