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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Nutrition and Food Studies
George Mason University

Date Posted Feb. 13, 2023
Title Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Nutrition and Food Studies
University George Mason University
Fairfax, VA, United States
Department Department of Nutrition and Food Studies
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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 lead 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, in holistic, sustainable ways. The Department currently offers an MS degree, and an MS-RDN certification.

About the Position:

The Department of Nutrition and Food Studies is seeking an outstanding faculty member with a demonstrated research and teaching track record in a nutrition, food security, obesity-related, or food studies-related area. Applicants with global nutrition expertise will also be considered. The incumbent will also teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates with established extramurally funded research, an established trajectory of refereed publications, and prior teaching are preferred. Registered Dietician credentials are desirable. This position complements the College’s recent transition to a college of public health. The appointment will begin August 2023, though other starting times are possible. This is a full-time (9-month) position, with summer teaching options.


  • Teach and mentor students at undergraduate and graduate levels;

  • Maintain an extramurally- and/or intramurally-funded research program; and

  • Engage in professional service if clinically qualified.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in a nutrition-related field by the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Post-doctoral training experience;

  • Clinical credentials a plus (MD, RDN, e.g.);

  • Strong interpersonal, writing and presenting skills;

  • Proven ability to obtain external funding for research; and

  • Experience/familiarity with online teaching.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F9366Z at; complete and submit the online application.

Applications must include:

  • a cover letter of interest;

  • a curriculum vitae;

  • a personal statement on research trajectory, student mentorship, and teaching experience (as Philosophy of Teaching);

  • a statement of diversity (as Other doc) [see Diversity Statement below]; and

  • 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.

Diversity Statement:

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. Kerri LaChaite, Search Committee Chair, at

Initial review of applications will begin on 3/1/2023 and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon background verification.

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.


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