Department of Nutrition and Food Studies - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Feb 11, 2023
May 21, 2023
Full Time
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Nutrition and Food StudiesThe George Mason University, Department of Nutrition and Food Studies invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally-inclusive environment.About the Department:At the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, we develop solutions on individual, community, and policy levels to help children and adults lead healthier lives. We take a comprehensive approach to nutrition, addressing accessibility, sustainability, and other food studies factors. The diverse expertise of our faculty mirrors the types of knowledge students need to be successful in their careers, in holistic, sustainable ways. The Department currently offers an MS degree, and an MS-RDN certification.About the Position:The Department of Nutrition and Food Studies is seeking an outstanding faculty member with a demonstrated research and teaching track record in a nutrition, food security, obesity-related, or food studies-related area. Applicants with global nutrition expertise will also be considered. The incumbent will also teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates with established extramurally funded research, an established trajectory of refereed publications, and prior teaching are preferred. Registered Dietician credentials are desirable. This position complements the College's recent transition to a college of public health. The appointment will begin August 2023, though other starting times are possible. This is a full-time (9-month) position, with summer teaching options.Responsibilities:Teach and mentor students at undergraduate and graduate levels;Maintain an extramurally- and/or intramurally-funded research program; andEngage in professional service if clinically qualified.Required Qualifications:Doctoral degree in a nutrition-related field by the time of hire.Preferred Qualifications:Post-doctoral training experience;Clinical credentials a plus (MD, RDN, e.g.);Strong interpersonal, writing and presenting skills;Proven ability to obtain external funding for research; andExperience/familiarity with online teaching.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application.Applications must include:(1) a cover letter of interest;(2) a curriculum vitae;(3) a personal statement on research trajectory, student mentorship, and teaching experience (as Philosophy of Teaching);(4) a statement of diversity (as Other doc) [see Diversity Statement below]; and(5) a list of three references with full contact information.Candidates who are invited for a campus interview must arrange for the search committee to receive three professional letters of recommendation prior.Diversity Statement:Have you worked with any individuals in a teaching, mentorship or advisory capacity who are from marginalized groups? If so, how did you help them identify and overcome barriers to success? Think about your experience with research mentorship, teaching or tutoring, academic advising, and community mentorship. (No more than 2 paragraphs)For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Kerri LaChaite, Search Committee Chair, at review of applications will begin on 3/1/2023 and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon background verification.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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