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Open Rank New Faculty Positions Multiple Assistant, Associate and Full Professors in Public Health Disciplines (Tenure-track/tenured cluster hires)

The College of Health and Human Services at George Mason University is undertaking a large initiative to recruit outstanding faculty to develop multidisciplinary academic research teams in behavioral health, environmental health, health disparities, health policy, and obesity. Candidates with established extramurally-funded research may have the opportunity to relocate research teams or collaborators, if desired. These recruitments will support the College's planned transition to become a college of public health in the near future.

Appointments will begin in August, 2019, though other starting times may be possible. These are full-time (9-month) state-funded faculty positions with benefits and carry the option of competitively awarded summer funding. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and it strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

The successful candidates will be expected to: 1) teach and mentor students using novel approaches, 2) bring and maintain an extramurally funded research program, 3) and engage in professional service. Faculty will be expected to synergistically contribute to the development of multidisciplinary courses, degree programs and research.

Required Qualifications:
An earned doctoral degree in a public health discipline (such as epidemiology, behavioral or social science, biostatistics, health informatics, health policy, nutrition, nursing, exercise or rehabilitation science, social work, or environmental science) or an earned medical degree with graduate level training in one of these areas. Evidence of research excellence as measured by a positive trajectory of refereed publications in high impact journals and professional service. Evaluations of qualifications are relative to professional rank; candidates for associate and full professor appointments must have stature as extramurally funded principal investigators and meet the University's criteria for tenure.

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates for associate or full professorships ideally will have experience with nontraditional adult learning and online teaching and evidence of mentoring doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows for academic appointments. Candidates for assistant professorships ideally will have postdoctoral fellowship training with an established trajectory of refereed publications, evidence of research funding (extramurally funded grants or awards), and be part of a relocating research team.

About the College of Health and Human Services:
The College currently comprises 6 academic units – Global and Community Health, Health Administration, Policy and Informatics, Nursing, Nutrition and Food Studies, Rehabilitation Science, and Social Work.

Global and Community Health offers a BS in Community Health, MS in Global Health, and an CEPH accredited MPH with concentrations in Community Health Promotion, Epidemiology, Food Security and Nutrition, Global Health, Health Policy, Public Health Communication, and Public Health Practice, enrolling nearly 600 undergraduate and over 120 graduate students. The department comprises faculty with backgrounds in social and behavioral sciences, environmental and global health, and epidemiology.

Health Administration, Policy and Informatics offers BS through PhD degree programs that build healthy communities for all by preparing health IT data managers and scientists, health services researchers, management and policy leaders focused on increasing the equity, effectiveness and efficiency of health services for individual and population health.

Nursing offers BSN, MSN, DNP, and PhD degree programs with further specialized concentrations, and is home to the Mason and Partners (MAP) clinics which provide primary care and interprofessional experiential learning opportunities. Its mission is to prepare graduates for interdisciplinary roles as clinicians, researchers, educators, and administrators in an innovative, caring, and collaborative learning environment.

Nutrition and Food Studies offers a MS in Nutrition degree program as well as a graduate certificate in nutrition and an undergraduate minor in nutrition. The mission of the Department is to inform students and the public about the role of food and nutrition in improving health and well-being among local and global populations through the integration of education, research, and outreach.

Rehabilitation Science offers BS and PhD degree programs and brings together the expertise of many different disciplines and clinical professions to consider a single issue: how we can optimize human performance in daily life and develop new interventions to promote optimal function?

Social Work offers BSW and MSW degree programs with an educational and research mission focusing on practice and policy interventions that improve health and well-being and promote economic and social justice, particularly for underserved individuals, families, and communities.

The College is home to approximately 1,800 undergraduate and 800 graduate students who are supported by 120 faculty and staff. Establishment of an epidemiology department is planned as we transition to become a college of public health. Currently, the College offers 5 undergraduate degrees, 12 graduate degrees, and 11 certificates and is located in the new Peterson Family Health Sciences Hall that comprises 165,000 square feet of offices, conference rooms, classrooms, and wet and dry labs. In addition, the College has a soon-to-be finished population health clinic complete with an fMRI and DEXA scanners and exercise physiology and gait laboratories that will support its clinical care, research and training mission. The College is strategically transitioning to become a College of Public Health in the near future. Further information about the College may be found at: https://chhs.gmu.edu.

Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration, Applicants must apply for positions at https://jobs.gmu.edu under position number F7715Z. Please upload (1) a letter of interest and include your topical area: behavioral health (F7715Z), environmental health (F146AZ), health disparities and policy (F7656Z), or obesity (F9938Z); (2) curriculum vitae; and (3) research statement. Three reference letters will be required prior to campus interviews. The initial review of applications will begin on December 1, 2018 and will continue until the positions are filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon background verification.

For questions about the posted position, search process and/or University, please contact Dr. Alison Evans Cuellar, Search Committee Chair, at: [email protected].

Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!

George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.

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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Posted: 11/7/2018
Application Due: 1/6/2019
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