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.
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.
Basic 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.
To apply, please complete an online faculty application at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/47346 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.
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.
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 Chari...table 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.