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Assistant/Associate Professor - Metabolomics

Arizona State University
Phoenix, Arizona
Closing date
Nov 30, 2022

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Teaching-Graduate, Teaching-Undergraduate
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Full time

Assistant/Associate Professor - Metabolomics

The Arizona State University’s College of Health Solutions (CHS) invites applications for a full- time, 9-month tenure-eligible faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor.

We seek candidates who have innovative research programs centered on the use of metabolomics to answer fundamental and applied questions related to human health. Ideally, candidates will have experience or an interest in working with clinical samples, and interest in synergizing with CHS research focused on human health and performance. We expect successful candidates to develop rigorous independent research programs, secure extramural funding, and participate in collaborative team science projects. The selection criteria include the originality, the impact, and the fit with the CHS focus areas (see paragraph below), and the interdisciplinarity of the candidate’s scientific work. Experimental expertise in metabolomics (from study design, method development, sample preparation, data collection, to data analysis) is required. Familiarity with theory, practice, and operation of mass spectroscopy and/or NMR spectroscopy is also required.

Responsibilities for this position include developing and maintaining a successful research program in metabolomics, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, mentoring students and junior faculty (depending on rank), and providing service to the program and university as well as to the community and profession. The ideal candidate will present evidence of a successful research trajectory commensurate with the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, including promise of or sustained extramural funding and peer-reviewed publications, and a strong commitment to high quality teaching and mentoring.

At ASU, we work to maximize opportunities for people from diverse backgrounds, abilities, and perspectives. We value and encourage cultural and intellectual diversity, and we strive to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students - which we believe is critical to our success as a community. All individuals who can strengthen the diversity of our academic community are encouraged to apply and will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

About the College of Health Solutions

The College of Health Solutions is committed to translating scientific health research and discovery into practice to improve health outcomes through education, research and service. We equip students with the knowledge and skills to influence healthier lifestyle choices; develop creative interventions to improve the health of people and populations; analyze and translate large amounts of health data into solutions; and maximize the technology, science, business and application of diagnostics. Through teaching, academic programs, service, and research, all faculty at the College of Health Solutions address one or more of our three major areas of focus: 1) The systems of health care and the health needs of populations; 2) Health and human performance of individuals across the lifespan; 3) Personalized interventions through precision health. Across these areas, we work to address complex and difficult health problems that require transformative collaboration, translational research, and innovation. We are particularly interested in making an impact on populations with health disparities.

Our research programs encompass basic science, discovery science, clinical trials, intervention science and measurement of health outcomes. In all cases, our faculty use interdisciplinary approaches to address the complex systems that underpin health problems. We are highly collaborative, transparent and team-oriented. Our innovative organizational structure includes translational teams that move science from labs into communities with evidence-based interventions that make a difference, as well as affinity networks where teams of people work together to improve methodologies and processes. All of our programs, in and out of the classroom, are designed with the goal of improving the health of people and communities.

Current training programs include behavioral health, biomedical diagnostics, biomedical informatics, exercise science, health promotion, health sciences, kinesiology, medical studies, nutrition, population health, the science of health care delivery, and speech and hearing science. Our programs are offered at the ASU Downtown Phoenix, Tempe, Polytechnic, West and Lake Havasu campuses, as well as on Mayo Clinic’s campus in north Phoenix.

About Arizona State University

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. U.S. News & World Report ranks ASU #1 in the U.S. for innovation for eight years in a row. ASU has been named a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education, a major milestone in its enterprise-wide commitment to increase the diversity of its student body. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising multiple differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves 135,000 students across all campuses and on-line as of the Fall 2021 semester. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

For more information about ASU and the College of Health Solutions, visit and

Required qualifications:

  • Doctorate or terminal degree (PhD, MD, ScD, etc.) in a field relevant to metabolomics research including areas such as Medicine, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Chemical Physics, Metabolism, or other interdisciplinary field that includes metabolomics expertise.
  • Demonstrated expertise in metabolomics using mass spectroscopy and/or NMR spectroscopy.
  • Evidence of strong potential to obtain (for Assistant rank only) or evidence of a successful history of obtaining extramural funding to support a robust research portfolio commensurate with the rank of Assistant/Associate professor.
  • Evidence of a sustained history of peer-reviewed publications in metabolomics or related fields commensurate with the rank of Assistant/Associate professor.
  • Evidence of strong potential to teach (for Assistant rank only) or evidence of successful teaching at the university level related to the field of metabolomics commensurate with the rank of Assistant/Associate professor.
  • Willing and able to teach in a health science discipline offered at CHS
  • Shows commitment to our College’s Justice Equity Diversity and Inclusion Council’smission and vision.

Desired qualifications:

  • Evidence of extensive research experience in applying metabolomics to biomedical sciences commensurate with the rank.
  • Background, knowledge, and/or research in the area of science of human health and performance relevant to the needs of Arizona's diverse populations
  • Experience in developing and maintaining community partnerships and/or inter- professional or team-based collaborations
  • Evidence of the impact of research
  • Experience teaching online courses at the University level
  • Evidence of participation in translational, trans-disciplinary, and team science initiatives relevant to CHS research domains
  • Demonstrated ability to work, collaborate, and communicate effectively with diverse students, colleagues, community partners, and staff in a multicultural environment.
  • Evidence of active involvement in university, community, and/or professional service commensurate with the rank of Assistant/Associate professor

For Associate Professor rank:

  • Demonstrated success in promoting student retention and/or graduation
  • Evidence of a successful history of obtaining extramural funding from highly competitive sources including federal mechanisms and national and international foundations.
  • Experience teaching graduate level courses and mentoring graduate students in research and publishing

Application Deadline and Procedures

The application deadline is December 2, 2022. Review of applications will begin after the deadline. However, applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

To apply, click to submit the following:

  • A letter of interest including the name of the position for which you are applying, your qualifications, and professional experience
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number). References will not be contacted until the candidate progresses to the later stages of the search process.
  • Diversity and Inclusion statement detailing how your teaching, service and/or scholarship, or other work related to the position, supports ASU’s commitment to diversity and inclusion as outlined above and in ASU’s charter.

If you have questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Cristina Quintana at

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. (See and

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