Nutrition and Food Studies Term Assistant Professor

Posted on Dec 12, 2020

University of Oregon

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Nutrition and Food Studies Term Assistant Professor The Department of Nutrition and Food Studies (NFS) at George Mason University (GMU), invites applications for a full-time term assistant professor (9-month, non-tenure track, state-funded) with a start date of August 2020.

The Department of Nutrition and Food Studies is one of six academic units within the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) which compromises the departments of Social Work; Global and Community Health; Health Administration, and Policy, Rehabilitation Science and the School of Nursing.

The College is currently transitioning to become a College of Public Health.

The Department of Nutrition and Food Studies was founded in 2011 and there are currently six full-time faculty members, in addition to a department chair, with backgrounds ranging from food science, global nutrition, obesity, performance nutrition, public health nutrition, maternal and child health and food systems.

The department offers an MS in Nutrition and both undergraduate minors and graduate certifications in Food Security and Nutrition.

A new Nutrition BS is currently under approval and anticipates matriculating its first class in the Fall of 2020.

The department is also in the process of developing a Dietetics track within the existing MS program which would enable credentialing of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN).

In March of 2019, the MS/RDN pathway was recognized by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) as an early adopter demonstration program and will proceed through the candidacy process based on ACEND’s Future Education Model Accreditation Standards for Graduate Programs.

The department is housed in the new Peterson Family Health Sciences Hall and includes faculty and staff offices, a Nutrition Teaching Kitchen and a Human Nutrition Assessment Lab.

In addition, Peterson Hall includes the College’s Population Health Center, offering clinical and research space for faculty and experiential learning opportunities for students.

More information about the department is available at

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.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, participating in university governance, professional and public service, and performing assignments such as supervising Master student theses, and student advising.

Annual appointment will depend on budget and performance.

The selected candidate for this position will be expected to teach four courses per semester in a variety of nutrition areas including introductory nutrition, the nutrition core of the BS program, those specific to the proposed concentrations in the BS program: Food Systems, Food Security & Global Nutrition and Pre-Dietetics, as well as in the planned MS/RDN pathway.

CHHS faculty have the option to buy out course load through external research support.

Required Qualifications: Successful candidates will have a doctoral degree in nutrition or closely related field.

Candidates with an RDN credential are preferred.

In addition, experience with successful methods of teaching and learning, developing academic programs and curriculum, online curriculum development, fostering undergraduate research opportunities and a record of scholarship and teaching in higher education will be valued.

Employment is contingent upon background verification.

How to Apply

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