The University of Texas Medical Branch, School of Health Professions is recruiting a senior faculty member in the new Department of Nutrition, Metabolism, and Rehabilitation Sciences (NMRS). The potential for an endowed professorship exists for outstanding candidates. The new Department represents a merging of two successful areas contributing to the School’s research and education missions - the Division of Rehabilitation Sciences (established in 2001) and the Department of Nutrition and Metabolism (established in 2011). The new Department will continue supporting the PhD program in Rehabilitation Sciences (as part of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences), the MS in Nutrition & Metabolism (combined with a dietetics internship program), and the MS in Health Professions Program. The Department will also continue recruiting postdoctoral fellows who engage in research involving disability, rehabilitation, nutrition, metabolism, behavior, and recovery. Current external research funding for faculty in the Department is more than $23.2 million. A strong interdisciplinary relationship exists with other schools, centers, and departments on campus, as well as local clinical facilities and UTMB hospitals. Necessary qualifications include a doctoral degree in a field related to rehabilitation science, physical activity or nutrition. The ideal candidate will have postdoctoral and professional research experience in a rehabilitation-related discipline. Candidates must have: an established program of research related to rehabilitation science (e.g., disability, recovery, physical activity and/or nutritional interventions); experience mentoring students, postdoctoral fellows and/or junior faculty; a sustained record of external research funding; established history of collaborative research; and, national visibility and recognition evidenced by service on editorial boards, federal grant review panels, or fellow status in professional or scientific organizations.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Conduct interdisciplinary research and scholarship related to rehabilitation science (e.g. disability, r-recovery, physical activity and nutritional interventions).
Publish in high quality journals and write competitive research grants.
Mentor junior faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and doctoral students.
Establish collaborative research relationships with investigators in other academic departments, as well as individuals outside UTMB who are involved in providing rehabilitation services and conducting clinical research.
Doctoral degree in a field related to rehabilitation science, physical activity or nutrition. The ideal candidate will have postdoctoral research experience and professional licensure or clinical experience in a rehabilitation-related discipline.
Established program of research related to rehabilitation science (e.g., disability, recovery, physical activity and/or nutritional interventions).
Sustained record of external funding and established history of collaborative research with other professionals, clinicians and students.
National visibility and recognition in rehabilitation and disability research including editorial board service, federal grant review panels, or fellow status in professional or scientific organizations.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 2101528
About University of Texas Medical Branch
For more than 125 years, UTMB has stood with Texas—training the health care workforce; helping make the state a leader in advancing the understanding and treatment of illness and injury; serving as a major provider of health care for Texans and their families; and innovating the future of how care is delivered.UTMB opened in 1891 as the nation’s first public medical school and hospital under unified leadership—already a pioneer. What began as one hospital and medical school building in Galveston is now a major academic health sciences center of global influence, with medical, nursing, health professions and graduate biomedical schools; a world-renowned research enterprise; and a growing, comprehensive health system with hospitals on four campuses and a network of clinics. Today, UTMB has a $3.3 billion annual statewide economic impact, in terms of business volume, personal income and durable goods purchases. More than 46,000 jobs in Texas are directly or indirectly attributed to UTMB.UTMB includes schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Graduate Biomedical Sciences; four institutes for advanced study; a major medical library; a network of hospitals and clinics that pro...vide a full range of primary and specialized medical care; and numerous research facilities. UTMB is a part of The University of Texas System and a member of the Texas Medical Center.
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