Title:  Nutrition (Assistant Professor)

Division:  Pediatrics
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Requisition ID:  13436


The Division of Nutrition, USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center (CNRC), in the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine seeks applicants for an appointment at the Assistant Professor (tenure-track).


Scientists in the CNRC work in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment with an ultimate mission to promote the nutritional health of children, and prenatal and lactating women. CNRC investigators use a wide range of model systems (yeasts, plants, mice, rats, piglets, and humans) to unravel the fundamental biology in the broad areas of nutrition, metabolism, and development, investigate the behavioral pathways that contribute to obesity or poorly controlled metabolism among children, and assess approaches for promoting adequate nutrition or preventing and treating obesity among children. We seek outstanding scientists to join the CNRC who can bring in complementary research programs (either clinical or basic) and advance the CNRC mission.

Job Duties

  • Demonstrate research productivity by publication in peer reviewed journals, proposal submission and grantsmanship, presentations at professional meetings that are commensurate with experience, and involvement in professional organizations.
  • Work to obtain internal or external funding to support research and establish a robust research group.  
  • Contribute to advancement of the profession by sharing specialty expertise through research publication and presentations at professional meetings.
  • Teaching of graduate students and/or medical students as a CNRC faculty member who participates in the BCM medical student nutrition courses, or for miscellaneous individualized teaching activities within the Department of Pediatrics.
  • Develop original research techniques and applications required for ongoing research projects.
  • Plans, directs, and conducts original research experiments.

Minimum Qualifications

M.D., D.V.M., and/or Ph.D. degree and demonstrated evidence of commitment to scholarly activity and outstanding scientific accomplishments.



Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.