Instructor/Assistant Professor, Nutrition and Dietetics
Summary of Job Duties and
Teaching courses within the ACEND-accredited undergraduate and graduate Nutrition and Dietetics programs. The successful candidate should possess strengths in the following areas including but not limited to: basic nutrition, lifecycle nutrition, nutrient metabolism, medical nutrition therapy courses, and other undergraduate and graduate courses to complement current faculty and meet the needs of the department commensurate with experience and qualification.
The successful candidate will also provide academic and career advising to students and mentor students through successful completion of course work. The successful applicant must also demonstrate proficiency and commitment to high quality classroom and clinical instruction, new course development, contribute to program development and evaluation, understand and assist with responsibilities of ACEND accredited DPD and DI programs, participate in departmental and college activities, and provide community service. The candidate will be expected to develop an independent and collaborative plan for engaging in research, and creative and scholarly activity.
Successful candidates will have established or demonstrated the potential to develop a program of scholarly productivity and will also be expected to be involved in service to the department, university, and community. Numerous opportunities exist for interprofessional education interdisciplinary partnerships, and research collaboration with department and college faculty members. Applicants should have knowledge of the organization and administration of higher education; the ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment; the ability to work collaboratively and independently with common goals as part of a team; the ability to make sound judgments and assist in resolving student concerns; possess effective interpersonal communication, writing, and organizational abilities; demonstrate civility in all interactions of a public or confidential nature; and demonstrate the ability to follow-up with students, colleagues, and all stakeholders in a timely manner.
Minimum Education Requirements:
A minimum of a Master’s degree in nutrition is required.
Minimum Experience and Skill
Strong background in clinical and/or food management work (minimum of 3 years of experience), college teaching and/or preceptor experience (minimum of 2 years). Working knowledge of ACEND standards for DPD and DI programs. Applicant must be credentialed as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist/Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration at the time that application is submitted or have reciprocity. Successful applicant must have attained state licensure (LD) via the Kentucky Board of Licensure by appointment date.
Note: If the successful candidate is master's prepared, the positions will be filled as a non-tenure track, instructor. If successful candidate holds a terminal degree, the position will be filled as a tenure-track, assistant professor and have responsibilities commensurate with an assistant professor, to include research and creative activities.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Murray State University is an equal education and employment opportunity, M/F/D, AA employer.
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