Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor of Dietetics

Georgia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 25, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

POSITION: Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor of Dietetics (75% Administration and 25% Teaching), fulltime,12-month fiscal year appointment in the Department of Foods and Nutrition


  • Directing a nationally accredited MS-Dietetic Internship and PhD-Dietetic Internship Program
    • Provides leadership for effectively managing all aspects of the program
    • Student/intern recruitment, advisement, evaluation, and counseling
    • Maintenance of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics program accreditation, including:
      • Timely submission of reports
      • Intern records, including student/intern advising plans and verification statements
      • On-going review of the program’s curriculum
      • Communication and coordination with program faculty, preceptors, and others involved with the program
      • Facilitation of processes for continuous program evaluation and student learning outcomes assessment
      • Timely submission of required documentation supporting the graduate’s eligibility for Commission on Dietetic Registration credentialing exam
    • Establishes and coordinates supervised practice experiences for dietetic interns
    • Communicates with students, faculty and head of the Department of Foods and Nutrition, other university faculty and staff, and Advisory Committee members concerning the Dietetic Internship Program
    • Develops recruitment and marketing plans for the Dietetic Internship Program
    • Monitors program and conducts program evaluation on an ongoing basis
  • Teach courses in nutrition, clinical or community
  • Contribute to activities that serve the department, college, university, the public, and the profession

QUALIFICATIONS: To be considered for the position of Clinical Assistant Professor, the applicant must hold an earned doctoral degree at the time of application in a nutrition-related field. The applicant must be credentialed as a registered dietitian nutritionist by the Commission on Dietetics; have a minimum of three years professional experience post credentialing. To be considered for the position of Associate Clinical Professor, the applicant must meet the above qualifications and attained Assistant Professor or Clinical Assistant Professor rank at a comparable university and have at least three years of relevant experience. Clinical Faculty expectations for Promotion in the College of Family & Consumer Sciences, Department of Foods & Nutrition are summarized at: UGA Guidelines for Appointment and Promotion of Clinical Faculty 

THE UNIVERSITY AND THE DEPARTMENT: The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including approximately 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens. For information about the College, see 

The Department of Foods and Nutrition one of four departments of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia  The department has 25 faculty, 400 undergraduate students majoring in Nutritional Sciences, Dietetics, and Culinary Science and Nutrition as well as 30 graduate students in the PhD and MS thesis graduate degree programs and 40 in the non-thesis MS degree programs including the on-line MS degree program The Dietetic Internship is housed in the Department of Foods and Nutrition and is currently accredited with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics until December 2028. The Dietetic Internship (DI) Program is approved for 12 students at a given time; 6 in their first year and 6 in their second year. Since 1989, 156 students have completed the program. We offer either a combined MS/DI or PhD/DI program, and currently are training more PhD/DI students than any other program in the country. Students complete a minimum of 30 hours of graduate coursework for the MS/DI and 46 hours for the PhD/DI (not including the credit hours for the Dietetic Internship). The majority of Supervised Practice hours are completed during the first two summers, with the balance of hours completed during the academic school years. Our interns are routinely awarded honors and scholarships while in the program and program outcomes show that our RD Exam passage rate is 100% and graduate employment in the nutrition field is 100%.

THE COMMUNITY: The University of Georgia is located in Athens, Georgia, 65 miles northeast of Atlanta. Athens offers a rich cultural environment interconnected with the university and is perennially identified as one of America’s most livable cities. Additional information can be found at:

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Information regarding fringe benefits may be viewed at


APPLICATIONS DEADLINE: Applications completed by June 1, 2021 will be given full consideration; however, the search will remain open until the position is filled. The application packet must include a cover letter of interest that details how the applicant’s credentials and experience meet the needs of the position as well as responsibilities and qualifications detailed in the posting; a current curriculum vitae; and contact information for three references. References will not be contacted without further correspondence with the applicant. All applicant materials must be submitted to UGAJobs website: 

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ( Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests. The college welcomes applications and nominations of minorities and others who share our passion about and reflect our desire to support a culture of diversity and inclusion.

Questions about the position may be directed to:
Emma Laing, PhD, RDN
Chair, Search Committee
Department of Foods and Nutrition
The University of Georgia
280 Dawson Hall
Athens, GA 30602