The UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) and the Department of Nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invite applications for up to 4 tenure track faculty members at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level. The successful candidate will develop a nationally competitive, independent research program relevant to the genetics and/or genomics of nutrition or metabolism. Research areas may include, among others: metabolic syndrome, micronutrients and health, metabolic disorders, microbiome interactions, or gastrointestinal function. Genetic/genomic interests may include but are not limited to: genetic polymorphisms, copy number variations, epigenetic mechanisms, non-coding RNAs, microbiome-gene interactions, or genes modulating circadian rhythms in metabolism. Research may involve human or clinical studies, animal models of human disease, or epidemiological methods, and could incorporate biochemical, physiological, and metabolic as well as genetic approaches.  The successful applicant will complement and integrate with the 15 UNC faculty members who work at the NRI and will contribute to its research and teaching mission. Appointment within the UNC Department of Nutrition will be commensurate with experience, research and scholarly accomplishments. Competitive applicants will have a record of research funding and relevant peer-reviewed publications. UNC-NRI provides competitive start-up and benefits packages for tenured/tenure-track positions.


The position is located at the UNC Chapel Hill NRI, which is part of the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) outside of Charlotte in Kannapolis. Research at the UNC-NRI focuses on why people differ in their metabolism and nutritional requirements, and uses this understanding to develop the field of individualized nutrition (precision nutrition). NRI faculty collaborate with both Chapel Hill campus and the unique constellation of labs housed at NCRC including those from NC State, Duke, UNC-Charlotte, and others. The NRI is housed in a modern 125,000 sf facility with state of the art labs and equipment, core animal facilities, and an outpatient human clinical facility. Subsidized core instrumentation facilities at NCRC include genomics, metabolomics, microscopy, and structural NMR. The Department of Nutrition consists of 60 interdisciplinary faculty members housed in the Gillings School of Global Public Health and the School of Medicine. The Department provides broad training in the physiological, biochemical and behavioral aspects of nutrition and their applications to human health, and is ranked among the top 5 Nutrition departments in the country. Additional information about the Nutrition Research Institute can be found at Additional information about the Department of Nutrition can be found at Kannapolis is located in the vibrant Charlotte metro area and offers numerous cultural and outdoor opportunities and an affordable cost of living.


Applicants must complete an online application at, and should attach curriculum vitae, cover letter summarizing qualifications, and references. In your cover letter, specify that you are applying for the Nutrition Research Institute Nutrigenomics Cluster faculty position.


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is actively committed to diversity. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities and individuals with disabilities. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer.