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ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR PUBLIC HEALTH AND COMMUNITY NUTRITION

companyMilken Institute School of Public Health
locationWashington, DC 20037, USA
PublishedPublished: 1/21/2023

The Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences in the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University (GWSPH) is recruiting an Assistant or Associate Professor with expertise in public health and community nutrition for a non-tenure track position (12 month, renewable, appointment). The position is anticipated to start in July 2023.

GWSPH has a diverse and growing faculty. As the only school of public health in the nation’s capital, faculty and students have a unique opportunity to work closely with government agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration, as well as the numerous non-governmental, non-profit, and nutrition advocacy organizations headquartered in D.C. GWSPH faculty are strong committed to teaching, research, and service. Faculty are active in their fields and bring unique experience and connections to the classroom. Location in the nation’s capital allows students to step outside the classroom and experience first-hand how public health works in the real world.

Primary responsibilities for the position are teaching and mentoring undergraduate students in the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Nutrition Program. The candidate may also be asked to contribute to teaching in the Master of Public Health in Public Health Nutrition and/or the Exercise Physiology and Applied Nutrition doctoral program.  The successful candidate will pursue research related to public health and community nutrition and will contribute academic service to the Department, School, and University. Acquisition of extramural research funding is encouraged, although not required. Specific teaching responsibilities will include courses in introductory nutrition, metabolism, nutrition assessment, nutrition across the lifecycle, nutrition and chronic disease, and/or nutrition science research methods. In addition, the candidate will be expected to mentor students on independent study, undergraduate research, departmental honors, and/or culminating experience projects. This position will require a well-rounded background in nutrition allowing for versatility in meeting the needs of the BS in Nutrition program within a rapidly evolving discipline.

Basic qualifications: Applicants must have: 1) an earned doctorate in nutrition or related field; 2) at least one year of experience involving nutrition-related work or conducting research related to public health and community nutrition following completion of their doctorate, 3) undergraduate and/or graduate teaching experience in nutrition, 4) a demonstrated well-rounded background in nutrition allowing for versatility in meeting the needs of the BS in Nutrition program and 5) excellence in teaching as demonstrated by course evaluations, 6) relevant publications in peer-reviewed journals and, 7) evidence of (or potential for) obtaining independent, external research funding in nutrition.

To apply, please complete an online faculty application at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/99104 and upload the following documents submit the following: 1) curriculum vitae; 2) statement of teaching and mentoring experience; 3) statement of research interest, and 4) statement of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Review of applications will begin February 22, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.  Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening. Academic rank, salary and employment position are competitive and will be commensurate with experience.

The University, School, and Department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this position. Diversity is crucial to an educational institution’s pursuit of excellence in learning, research, and service.

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law. 

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