ASSISTANT or ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Precision Nutrition and Cardiometabolic Health

ASSISTANT or ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Precision Nutrition and Cardiometabolic Health

  • Washington, D.C., United States
ASSISTANT or ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Precision Nutrition and Cardiometabolic Health
Job description

The Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences in the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University is recruiting a full-time tenured or tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor with a focus on precision nutrition, physiology, and/or cardiometabolic health. We welcome candidates who can incorporate ‘omics’ measurements in their research, for example, to evaluate the role of gut microbiota. This position may start as early as July 2023.

The Milken Institute School of Public Health has a diverse and growing faculty. 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 National Cancer Institute, as well as the numerous non-governmental organizations that are headquartered in the metropolitan DC area. The Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences has BS, MS, MPH, and Ph.D. programs and research ranging from the laboratory to the community level.

Primary responsibilities for the position include developing an independent research program and playing an active role in teaching and service. The successful candidate will devote approximately 50% effort to obtaining, implementing, or overseeing funded research and 50% to teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. The successful applicant is expected to conduct human research and collaborate with ongoing research in the Department and the School.

Basic qualifications: Applicants must have:

1) an earned doctorate in nutrition science, physiology, or a related field;

2) at least two years of experience as a post-doctoral fellow or equivalent conducting applied human research at the laboratory- clinical- or community level;

3) experience leading or supporting teaching in the subjects of nutrition, metabolism, obesity, or physiology at the undergraduate and/or graduate level,

4) relevant publications in peer-reviewed journals,

5) evidence of success (for Associate Professors) or likely future success (for Assistant Professors) in obtaining independent, external research funding.

To apply, please complete an online faculty application at and upload the following documents:

1) a curriculum vitae;

2) a statement of research interests, accomplishments, and plans; and

3) a statement of teaching and mentoring experience including considerations of equity and inclusion.

The review of applications will begin on February 16, 2023, 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. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience.

GW has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and accordingly, we encourage applications from members of underrepresented populations.

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.

Areas of Research
  • Human Physiology
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Nutrition & Dietetics