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Assistant Professor, Global Food Institute

The George Washington University
Washington D.C.
Salary will be commensurate with experience
Date posted
Mar 22, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Description:

3-year full-time non-tenure track contract position with possibility of renewal. This position emphasizes teaching. Hire will have a 3:3 load with the following percentages for effort: 70 percent for teaching, 10 percent for service, and 20 percent for scholarship and research.

The George Washington University (GWU) seeks to hire a scholar with broad interests in food studies from an interdisciplinary perspective, someone who conducts research and preferably has taught food innovation, policy and/or humanities, and will contribute to GWU’s transdisciplinary and policy-relevant research around the three pillars of the institute. This position will begin as early as Fall 2024.

Areas of expertise could include (but are not limited to) food and nutrition security, food waste, supply chain, agroeconomics, food science or innovation, global, national, or local food policy, sustainable/regenerative agriculture, food culture, or food justice.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will have some experience in and be expected to teach undergraduate courses in food studies, including an introductory course on food studies, a capstone course, and will be able to develop new undergraduate courses in their area of expertise. The candidate will also be expected to teach upper-division courses such as a capstone course. The courses the candidate would teach should align with the institute’s mission.

Courses envisioned with this hire include:

Global Food Institute (GFI 1001) Introduction to Food Studies (a large 100-student lecture course)

Global Food Institute (GFI 2092) Research in Food Innovation

Global Food Institute (GFI 3097) Capstone in Food Studies (an experiential learning course)

An upper-level food studies course developed by the applicant based on their area of expertise

An upper-level research methods course developed by the applicant

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have a PhD or other terminal degree in a field related to food systems by date of appointment. Applicants must have teaching experience and / or must be able to demonstrate their commitment to excellence in teaching.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please complete an online application at and upload a cover letter (including the names of three potential references), a cv., and a statement of teaching interest. Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2024 and 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.

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 or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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