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Assistant, Associate Professor of Global Health and of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please complete an online application and upload the following documents: 1) a curriculum vitae; 2) a statement of research interests including accomplishments, and plans; and 3) a statement of teaching interests including mentoring experience, and 4) up to 3 publications.Review of applications will begin on December 11, 2017 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.

Recruitment Plan

I. RECRUITMENT PLAN

Posting Number: F001238
Academic Title: Assistant, Associate Professor of Global Health and of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
Rank: Associate Professor, Assistant Professor
Administrative Title:
Discipline Public Health
Specialty: International Nutrition
Contract Type: With Tenure, Tenure Track
Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search
Proposed Start Date: 07/01/2018
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Position Description Summary:

The Departments of Global Health and Exercise &Nutrition Sciences in the Milken Institute School of Public Health (SPH) at the George Washington University are jointly recruiting a tenured or tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor (12 month appointment). Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Department of primary appointment is negotiable, but the successful candidate will be expected to be engaged in both departments’ academic and research programs.

The SPH has a diverse and growing faculty, with an approximately $80 million research portfolio. 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 US Department of Agriculture, United States Agency for International Development, and the Food and Drug Administration, as well as the numerous non-governmental and international organizations that are headquartered in DC such as the World Bank, the International Food Policy Research Institute, the Pan American Health Organization, and many others.

The Department of Global Health has faculty with expertise in nutrition, maternal and child health, environmental health, infectious and chronic disease epidemiology and control, health communication, design, monitoring and evaluation of global health programs, medical sociology, demography, and economics. The Department of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences has faculty with expertise in public health nutrition, nutritional epidemiology, exercise physiology, physical activity epidemiology, aging, obesity, and diabetes. The Department of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences offers a BS in nutrition sciences and a MPH in public health nutrition. The Department of Global Health offers three MPH degree tracks, and a DrPH.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Primary responsibilities for the position include an active role in global nutrition research, teaching, and service. The successful candidate will bring or develop a successful externally funded research portfolio and devote at least 50% effort to this research, and 50% to teaching and mentoring both undergraduate and graduate students. It is expected that the successful applicant will conduct applied global field research and collaborate with other faculty in research in this area. Example areas of research in the departments include, but are not limited to, maternal, child and adolescent nutrition, food security, nutrition and chronic disease, dietary intake methods, food systems for health, and community-based nutritional interventions.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have a PhD in nutrition by the date of appointment (e.g. nutritional sciences, nutrition epidemiology, social and behavioral nutrition, nutrition communications), or an allied field such as medicine, epidemiology, behavioral science, or health communication. Applicants must have experience in international public health nutrition with a focus on applied nutrition research, teaching and practice in the context of low and middle-income countries. Applicants must have a demonstrated record of publication in the peer-reviewed literature and evidence of proposing and/or implementing funded research.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please complete an online application and upload the following documents: 1) a curriculum vitae; 2) a statement of research interests including accomplishments, and plans; and 3) a statement of teaching interests including mentoring experience, and 4) up to 3 publications.Review of applications will begin on December 11, 2017 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.

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Posting Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.
EEO Statement:

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

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Statement of Teaching Interest
  3. Statement of Research Interest
  4. Sample Publications
Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Will you have a PhD in nutrition (e.g. nutritional sciences, nutrition epidemiology, social and behavioral nutrition, nutrition communications), or an allied field such as medicine, epidemiology, behavioral science, or health communication by date of appointment?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have experience in international public health nutrition with a focus on applied nutrition research, teaching and practice in the context of low and middle-income countries?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a demonstrated record of publication in the peer-reviewed literature ?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have evidence of proposing and/or implementing funded research?
    • Yes
    • No