The Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences in the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University is recruiting a Visiting Assistant Professor (two-year appointment, with second year appointment contingent on first year review).
The Milken Institute School of Public Health has a diverse and growing faculty, with a $90 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 and the Food and Drug Administration, as well as the numerous non-governmental organizations that are headquartered in DC.
Primary responsibilities for this position will be teaching and mentoring undergraduate students in the new Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science Program (starting fall 2018). In addition, the candidate will also be expected to contribute to teaching in the Masters of Public Health in Public Health Nutrition program and in the Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science program Specific teaching responsibilities include coursework in: introductory nutrition, nutritional biochemistry, nutrition assessment, nutrition across the lifecycle, nutrition and chronic disease, nutrition science research methods, as well as senior capstone projects.
Basic qualifications: Applicants must have: 1) an earned doctorate in nutrition science or related field; 2) at least one year of experience post-PhD involving nutrition-related work or conducting nutrition-related research; 3) undergraduate and/or graduate teaching experience in nutrition science; and, 4) relevant publications in peer-reviewed journals.
To be considered please complete an online faculty application at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/50274 and upload the following: 1) curriculum vitae; 2) statement of teaching and mentoring experience including a summary of teaching evaluations. Review of applications will begin immediately and 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. Salary will be commensurate with and experience.
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 expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
Internal Number: Nutrition2
About GWU Milken Institute School of Public Health
The Milken Institute School of Public Health (SPH) was established on July 1, 1997 as the first school of public health in Washington, D.C. It remains the only such institution in the District of Columbia. In March of 2014 the SPH was renamed the Milken Institute School of Public Health in recognition of exceptional and generous contributions from the Milken Institute, the Sumner M. Redstone Charitable Foundation, and the Milken Family Foundation. These gifts mark the largest donation ever received by the University. Located on the Foggy Bottom campus of the George Washington University, the School is housed within a brand new, state of the art building; the only LEED certified platinum education building in the District of Columbia. The School comprises the departments of Health Policy and Management; Environmental and Occupational Health; Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Exercise and Nutrition Sciences; Global Health; and Prevention and Community Health. An overarching commitment at the School is to take the science of public health and translate it into practice—to take what is known and determine the best way to apply it for the broadest benefit. In every department, teaching ...and scholarship are used to produce knowledge that influence legislation, policymaking, and leadership decisions that improve population health, healthcare quality, and access, especially for underserved and vulnerable populations. The Washington D.C. location, the School’s recruitment strategies, and its partnership activities are key contributors to the broad policy overlay. By providing data, incisive analyses, and evidence-based recommendations, faculty in the School help guide the debate over the key public health issues of the day, from racial disparities and the structure of Medicaid managed care to the role of science in government decision-making and standard-setting for environmental toxins. Departments provide rigorous academic training, many have extensive research portfolios, and each is actively engaged in service. The School offers a bachelors, three masters, and two doctoral degrees along with graduate certificate programs and five joint and special public health programs. The School is home to more than 2,200 students from around the world and over 128 full-time faculty. The School’s location in the nation’s capital has been integral to its success, where an unparalleled array of diverse academic, research, and service opportunities are available to both faculty and students. Here, major federal agencies shape health policy and Congress enacts legislation; the National Institutes of Health guide clinical discoveries that become foundations of public health strategies; many of the major international health-related organizations, from the World Health Organization to the World Bank, maintain a presence; and health industry trade associations, community organizations, and national not-for profits advocate for their constituencies.
Many of the School’s faculty and alumni are affiliated with these institutions or have strong personal and professional connections to them, ensuring that the intellectual life of the School reflects and strengthens public health on the ground. That vibrant network enables the School to develop collaborative ventures, merging the resources of the academic and practice communities. It also opens the door for public health leaders to share their expertise in classroom visits and special lectures. In addition, the Washington location affords students in the School access to employment practicum, internships, and residencies at countless governmental agencies and not-for-profit and private organizations nearby.