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Director/Professor, Food & Health Policy Institute

The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health
Washington, DC
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Director/Professor, Food & Health Policy Institute, GWU Milken Institute School of Public Health

The Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington (GW) University is recruiting a director of the GW Food and Health Policy Institute at either the Associate or Full Professor level, non-tenure track (12-month appointment). The primary appointment will be within the Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences with a possible secondary appointment in Health Policy and Management or Global Health. Position anticipated to start in January 2023.

The GW Food and Health Policy Institute will develop innovative strategies to address food systems, using a cross-disciplinary approach that brings together food and nutrition, regulatory science and policy, and environmental sustainability. The GW Food and Health Policy Institute will serve as a catalyst for positive change in food and nutrition policy and an independent hub connecting food and nutrition leaders within the broader policy community. Leveraging its unique DC location and an extensive network of researchers, policymakers and thought leaders, the GW Food and Health Policy Institute is poised to be a key global nexus for those seeking to navigate and shape public policy within the context of the evolving food, nutrition, and agricultural landscape.

The Milken Institute School of Public Health has a diverse and growing faculty, with a $120 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 forthe position include an active role in food and nutrition policy research and development, along with teaching, and advocacy/service to the profession. The successful candidate will devote effort to obtaining, implementing, and overseeing evaluation and/or funded research, along with contributions to teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students and spearheading innovative programming.

Basic qualifications: Applicants must have:
  • an earned doctorate in nutrition science, food science, food/nutrition policy, applied nutrition, public health, or a closely related area (a JD will also be considered);
  • at least five years of experience in academia, government, or related non-governmental organizations conducting food or nutrition-related research or analysis/evaluation;
  • evidence of obtaining external food or nutrition research or programmatic funding;
  • a strong record of publications in top-tier peer-reviewed journals and/or policy/white papers;
  • evidence of excellence in teaching and mentoring;
  • demonstrated strong communication and leadership skills; and
  • evidence of innovative and collaborative research or large-scale projects.

To apply, please complete an online faculty application at and upload the following documents:
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a statement of interest along with past and future policy and research interests, accomplishments, and plans; and
  • a statement of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Review of applications will begin October 17, 2022 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. Academic rank, salary and employment position are competitive and will be commensurate with experience.

The University, School, and Department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this position. Diversity is crucial to an educational institution's pursuit of excellence in learning, research, and service.

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.
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