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

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Apr 26, 2021
May 20, 2021
Full Time
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Nutrition and Food Studies

The 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 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, which helps students in our programs learn how to address food challenges in holistic, sustainable ways. The Department currently offers an MS degree, and is in the process of offering an MS-RDN certification.

About the Position: The Department of Nutrition and Food Studies is seeking an outstanding faculty member with a demonstrated research track record in an obesity-related or food studies-related area. A community focus is also desirable. The incumbent will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates with established extramurally funded research, an established trajectory of refereed publications and prior teaching are preferred. This position complements the Department's programs and the College's planned transition to become a college of public health in the near future. The appointment will begin August 2021, though other starting times may be possible. This is a full-time (9-month) position.

Responsibilities * Teach and mentor students at undergraduate and graduate levels; * Maintain an extramurally- and intramurally-funded research program; * Engage in professional service.

Required Qualifications: * Doctoral degree in a nutrition-related field.

Preferred Qualifications: * Post-doctoral training experience; * Clinical credentials a plus (MD, RD, etc.); * Strong interpersonal, writing and presenting skills; * Proven ability to obtain external funding for research; * Experience/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]; (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 to the campus interview.

Diversity Statement prompt: 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. Constance Gewa, Search Committee Chair, at:

Initial review of applications will begin on 2/12/2021 and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon background verification.

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