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Clinical Assistant Professor - MS Health Science 2021-2022

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Jun 25, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Clinical Assistant Professor - MS Health Science 2021-2022

Job Class Code:
Posting Number: FRGV1182
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Division/Organization: Division of Health Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position: 3 years
Tenure Status: Non Tenure Track
FTE: 1.0

Scope of Job:
The successful candidate will participate in curriculum development and quality online course design to improve student learning and student engagement. UTRGV clinical faculty are expected to demonstrate evidence of scholarly activity. The faculty member is expected to participate in student recruitment activities, be actively involved in professional organizations and committee work as well as other service activities. UTRGV faculty will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to student success and to advancing the university, college, and program missions, as well as a commitment to UTRGV's strategic plan, vision, mission, values and core priorities. (

Minimum Qualifications:
MS degree in Nutrition or Dietetics or MS degree in Medical Laboratory Science or

Doctoral degree in healthcare administration/leadership or health science or

Other doctoral degree and discipline specific qualifications below and a scholarly record in the teaching discipline.

2 years teaching at the college/university level required.

Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills are required.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
For consideration for teaching in the nutrition concentration the applicant must also have credential as Registered Dietitian or other certification/training in human nutrition in one or more of the following areas: life cycle nutrition, weight management/prevention of obesity, integrative nutrition, metabolic syndrome/diabetes, eating disorders.

For consideration for teaching in the clinical laboratory science concentration, the applicant must also hold ASCP MLS (generalist) board certification.

Preferred Qualification:
Doctoral degree in nutrition, medical laboratory science, healthcare administration/leadership or health science and work experience in the field of study and/or scholarly record in the teaching discipline.

Demonstrated scholarly productivity, active participation in professional organizations, evidence of contribution to curriculum development, evidence of participation in outreach and recruitment activities are highly valued.

Online teaching experience with the Blackboard LMS.

Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
License or Certification Required?: Yes
Number of Vacancies: 2
Desired Start Date: 09/01/2021

EEO Statement:
EEO Statement
UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Diversity Statement
UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.

Open Date: 06/23/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth
*Social Security Number

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may
require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is
performed primarily in a general office environment. This position is security sensitive
and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code
§51.215. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of
Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least
135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement
Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week
and at least 135 days in length.

Please Note:
Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to
demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based
test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of
English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the
International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Incomplete applications
will not be considered.

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