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Professor and Chair, Department of Nutrition and Food Studies
George Mason University Fairfax, VA

Professor and Chair, Department of Nutrition and Food Studies

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Expired: April 22, 2024 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time
Department: College of Public Health

Classification: 12-month Instructional Faculty

Job Type: Full-Time

Work Schedule: Full-time (1.0 FTE, 40 hrs/wk)

Location: Fairfax

Telework Friendly: Yes

Salary:Salary commensurate with education and experience

Criminal Background Check: Yes

George Mason University's College of Public Health, invites nominations and applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies (NFS). Reporting to the Dean, Melissa J. Perry, ScD, MHS, the Chair serves as a key member of the Dean's leadership team, overseeing one of five academic units in the College.

The next Chair will have the unique opportunity to collaborate closely with the Dean on increasing the Department's research profile, reputation, and visibility. The chair will be a tenurable faculty member at the rank of full professor, committed to the highest standards of research and teaching. It is preferred that candidates are nationally recognized and bring with them a robust research agenda and extramurally funded research grants as a principal investigator. The chair should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and will serve as a strong advocate for the department. The position is a 12-month appointment, and the chair is expected to teach one course each semester.

Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in an academic discipline directly related to or encompassed within the NFS curriculum. A demonstrated commitment to promoting inclusive excellence throughout their career is essential. Candidates must demonstrate a record of scholarly achievement appropriate for a tenured faculty member at a Research-1 institution.

NFS is housed on George Mason's main campus in Fairfax, Virginia in the state-of-the-art Peterson Family Health Sciences Hall that opened in 2018. The 165,000-square-foot facility includes classrooms, offices, a health clinic, wet labs, and a nutrition kitchen. With four tenured/tenure track faculty, as well four full time term instructional faculty and 20 adjunct faculty, there is departmental expertise in both research and teaching.

Instructions to Applicants:

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. For full consideration, applicants must apply for the Professor and Chair, Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at ; complete and submit the online application, and submit confidentially, in electronic form (Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF files preferred), a curriculum vitae and letter of interest .

Posting Open Date:November 2, 2023

For Full Consideration, Apply by:November 15, 2023

Open Until Filled?:Yes

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Fairfax, VA
22038 USA



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