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Position Title: Assistant, Associate or Full Professor Public Health Nutrition

Organization: Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University

City, State: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Open until filled - 5/01/2015 start date

Position Posted: 10/9/2014


The Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences in The Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University is recruiting a full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty member (12 month appointment) with expertise in the area of public health nutrition, including (but not restricted to) community nutrition, obesity prevention, food and nutrition policy, food security, the food and nutrition environment, food systems, nutrition assessment, nutrition epidemiology, or nutrition-related health promotion.


The Milken Institute School of Public Health has a diverse and growing faculty, with a $40 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 and the Food and Drug Administration, as well as the numerous non-governmental organizations that are headquartered in DC.


Primary responsibilities for the position include an active role in public health nutrition research, teaching, and service. The successful candidate will devote approximately 50% effort to obtaining, implementing or overseeing funded research, and 50% to teaching, mentoring (students and junior faculty), and educational administration.


Qualifications for the position include: 1) an earned doctorate in nutrition, public health, or epidemiology; 2) relevant nutrition-related research experience; 3) relevant publications in peer-reviewed journals; 4) evidence of (or potential for) obtaining independent external research funding, and 5) evidence of successful teaching and advising experience.


Faculty rank and salary will be commensurate with expertise and experience. For the rank of associate or full professor, the candidate must have a demonstrated track record of excellence in teaching and obtaining independent research funding, and be a recognized leader in the field of public health nutrition.


Please 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. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. For questions about the position, please contact Kim Robien, PhD, RD at Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.


The university is an Equal 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.



Position Title: Assistant Professor and Health & Wellness Extension Specialist

Organization: Oklahoma State University

City, State: Stillwater, OK

Application Deadline: 10/24/2014

Position Posted: 8/22/2014


The Oklahoma State University Department of Nutritional Sciences and Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service invite applications for an 11-month tenure-track position in Cooperative Extension with a portion (.166 FTE) of the appointment in the Community Nutrition Education Program. This is a full-time position with a negotiable start date.


FOCUS AREA: This position addresses the nutrition, health and wellness education of Oklahoma's citizens. It is also charged with developing an interdisciplinary approach for implementing the Cooperative Extension's National Framework for Health and Wellness. The overall programmatic outcome is to increase the number of Oklahomans who are healthy at every stage of life. 



EXTENSION PROGRAMMING: Educational program design, implementation and evaluation are critical for success in this position. Leadership for the Health issue team of Cooperative Extension and participating as appropriate in other issue areas such as hunger, risky behaviors, etc. (See Fielding questions from county educators and promoting partnerships with related agencies and groups. Offering content area support to the Oklahoma Home and Community Education, Inc. (OHCE) such as creating leader lessons and offering in-service training is required. Some Extension-related travel is expected. Obtaining external funding for Extension work is expected. 

RESEARCH: As a tenure-leading position, conducting and disseminating extramurally-funded research is required. The main research focus should be on understanding the critical nutrition, health and wellness education needs of the Oklahoma population at the individual, family, community, and policy levels. Research results should be used to construct, implement and evaluate programs that can produce positive outcomes and impacts in the state. Dissemination in peer-reviewed outlets is required. Graduate faculty membership, advising graduate student research and serving on student committees is expected. 

COMMUNITY NUTRITION EDUCATION: The successful candidate will assist CNEP in developing evidence-based best practices for improving the opportunities for low-income families to achieve better health and wellness. This will include providing in-service training on health, nutrition, and wellness issues for CNEP staff. 

SERVICE: Service to the department, Extension, the college, the University and the profession is expected. It is expected that the successful candidate will take an active role in helping OSU meet its wellness goals for being America's Healthiest Campus.


Experience/Credentials Needed to Apply:

An earned doctorate in human nutrition, public health, health promotion or closely related field is required and Registered Dietitian (RD) credential is preferred.


How to Apply:

Applications will be accepted online at Please search for Requisition #10854. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following documents:

1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae

2. Letter of Application/Cover Letter (3-page maximum) including a statement of community nutrition, health and/or wellness experience; any experience with Cooperative Extension, EFNEP and/or SNAP-Ed; and description of research area with plans for obtaining extramural funding.

3. Contact information for three references: name, mailing address, e-mail address, and phone number.


To ensure consideration: Online application must be received by October 24, 2014


For questions about the position, please email Dr. Nancy Betts ( or call 405-744-5040. For questions about the application process, email or call 405-744-7401.



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