Chair - Department of Nutrition (INTERNAL) - CWRU School of Medicine

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is seeking a visionary leader to chair its Department of Nutrition. The Department of Nutrition, which as of January 1, 2015 welcomed faculty formerly based in the Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics, has considerable strengths in nutrition and proteomics/bioinformatics education and research, and at the intersection of these areas. This union has enabled the department to capitalize on the synergies between nutrition and proteomics, uniquely positioning it for future growth. The successful applicant will lead the department to provide excellence in education at the graduate, undergraduate, and professional levels; to provide leadership and service to health professionals, legislators, policy makers, and the public; and to contribute outstanding scholarship and research to advance nutrition, proteomics and bioinformatics discourse and practice. For additional information about the Department of Nutrition, please visit The target date for appointment of the new chair is April 2018.

Applicants should demonstrate the ability to articulate a vision for leadership of a diverse department. Excellent leadership skills, communication and interpersonal skills, and financial management skills are required. Candidates should have an MD, PhD, or terminal professional degree, documented accomplishments in nutrition scholarship, a substantial teaching portfolio, and must hold a current appointment on the CWRU faculty as Associate Professor or Professor.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of their administrative and leadership philosophies and their vision for this uniquely constituted and positioned department, and the names of three professional references. For additional information, inquiries, or to submit an electronic application, please contact Barbara Juknialis at Consideration of applications will begin on February 20, 2018 (applicants who wish to receive full consideration must apply by this date).

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity.  Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.