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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not specified
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Aug 10, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Nutrition
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Non-Tenured Track
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Full Time
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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Position Number: 02316312

Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)
Located on the shoreline of Lake Michigan, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee provides a world-class, affordable education to 24,000 students from 87 countries. As one of the nation’s top research universities, UWM partners with leading companies in Wisconsin and beyond to advance knowledge, bring new discoveries to market, and prepare students for work in a global economy. At UWM, we are committed to attracting, retaining, and growing a truly multicultural team that accurately reflects the experiences and perspectives of our students and communities. We take pride in being dedicated to diversity in student body, faculty and staff, and programs. Join our UWM family where your talents and expertise are recognized, valued, and contribute to greater pathways of success in both your career and life.
The College of Health Sciences offers pre-professional, professional, and research-focused degrees through its five academic departments: Biomedical Sciences, Communication Sciences & Disorders, Health Informatics & Administration, Kinesiology, and Rehabilitation Sciences & Technology. The College of Health Sciences - with the College of Nursing, the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, and the Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health - have formed Partners for Health, a research and interprofessional collaborative.
The UWM Department of Kinesiology engages in the generation, dissemination, integration, and application of knowledge specific to human movement and nutritional sciences. Academic programs within the department include the BS Kinesiology, MS Kinesiology, PhD Kinesiology, accelerated BS Kinesiology-MS Athletic Training, and BS Nutritional Sciences.

UWM has applied to the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) to open a new and innovative program to prepare Registered Dietitian Nutritionists starting in Fall 2023. The eligibility application was accepted by ACEND* and UWM is in the candidacy process for the proposed Future Education Model Graduate program: Master of Public Health - Nutrition and Dietetics.
*The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) released the Future Education Model Accreditation Standards for programs in nutrition and dietetics (see These accreditation standards integrate didactic coursework with supervised experiential learning in a competency-based curriculum designed to prepare nutrition and dietetics practitioners for future practice.

Job Summary
The Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor position is a 12-month position with teaching and administrative responsibilities that primarily supports the B.S. Nutritional Sciences program and the MPH-Nutrition & Dietetics program (in development), along with service-related responsibilities.
Teaching responsibilities (73%): This position will be the primary instructor for Advanced Nutrition & Metabolism (Undergraduate/Graduate-level) and Nutrition & Disease Prevention (Undergraduate-level), Medical Nutrition Therapy I (Graduate-level), Medical Nutrition Therapy II (Graduate-level), and Medical Nutrition Therapy Field Experience (Graduate-level).
Administrative responsibilities (20%): The Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor will be responsible for coordinating, implementing, and monitoring the clinical supervised experiential learning (SEL) opportunities woven throughout the MPH-Nutrition & Dietetics program.

Specific teaching and administrative responsibilities associated with this position as follows:
  1. Cultivate a student-centered, innovative instructional environment that includes dynamic and engaging classroom experiences that facilitate the attainment of clinical dietetics-related knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  2. Support the development of students to become culturally competent and compassionate nutrition and dietetic practitioners.
  3. In consultation with the Program Director, recruit and retain quality clinical preceptors.
  4. In consultation with the Program Director, manage the clinical SEL rotation schedule to meet the student and preceptors needs.
  5. In partnership with the Program Director, provide leadership, oversight, and mentoring of clinical preceptors related to preceptor/student conflict resolution.
  6. In collaboration with the Program Director, assist with maintenance of program accreditation tasks including:
  7. Assisting with formally orienting preceptors to the program mission, goals, and objectives of the MPH-Nutrition & Dietetics program, the ACEND standards and required competencies.
  8. Assisting with the maintenance of Preceptor and SEL Site Rosters and associated affiliation agreements.
  9. Maintaining program-level documentation regarding SEL hours and ensuring programmatic adherence to ACEND SEL-related requirements.
  10. Maintaining the program's student records, specifically student accrual of clinical SEL hours and progress towards attaining ACEND competencies.
  11. Following the program's established process to conduct a student survey of clinical preceptors and SEL facilities on a routine basis and summarize the results.
  12. Following the program's established process to conduct a formal evaluation of clinical preceptors and SEL facilities on a routine basis to ensure appropriateness and summarize the results.
  13. Assisting with maintenance of the Competency Assessment Plan and Curriculum Map as courses are revised in accordance with the Continuous Program Improvement Plan.
  14. In partnership with the Program Director and program faculty/staff, actively participate in the program evaluation and improvement process, including formal curriculum review and revision.
  15. In collaboration with the Program Director and program faculty/staff, revise the Medical Nutrition Therapy courses and clinical Supervised Experiential Learning curriculum to keep them current, effective, and evidence-based.
  16. In partnership with the Program Director and program faculty/staff, assist with student recruitment/admissions, advisement, and evaluation, as appropriate.
  17. Ensure compliance with local, state, federal, and accrediting bodies' rules and regulations.
  18. All other duties as assigned.

For service to UWM and the profession (7%): The applicant will work collaboratively within and outside of the Department, College, and Campus. UWM service includes attending Department and College meetings, as well as serving on college and campus committees. Participation in professional service, such as maintenance of certifications and attending conferences, is expected.

The responsibilities associated with this position may be modified/revised based on the evolving needs of the BS Nutritional Sciences program and the MPH-Nutrition & Dietetics program (in development).

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree
  • Credentialed as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)
  • Three years of professional experience practicing as an RDN in clinical dietetics
  • One year of experience in dietetics education (or related field) including teaching courses, creating and/or revising curriculum, advising, precepting, and/or mentoring students
  • Strong communication, organization, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills

Preferred Qualifications
  • Leadership experience managing an accredited program in higher education
  • Experience coordinating field placements of students in an accredited program in higher education
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and professionally with administrators, faculty, staff, and students
  • Experience working with students, clients, and colleagues from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational, racial, ethnic, and professional backgrounds, and persons of all ages and lifestyles
  • Experience with learning management systems (e.g., Canvas), clinical program management software (e.g., EXXAT), and/or electronic health record training programs (e.g., EHR-GO)

Application Instructions
This is a continuous recruitment with an initial review date of October 17, 2022. Candidates applying after the initial date of review may not be reviewed. For guaranteed consideration, please apply by October 16, 2022. All applicants will be required to apply online; applicants should take care to ensure that application materials demonstrate how minimum qualifications and preferred qualifications (where applicable) are met. Applicants should submit the following documents electronically:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Contact information for three professional references (name, address, phone, email)
  • Writing sample that addresses the two prompts below:
    • Describe how you would cultivate a student-centered, innovative instructional environment that includes dynamic and engaging classroom experiences that facilitate the attainment of clinical dietetics-related knowledge, skills, and abilities.
    • Describe how you would facilitate a student’s ability to engage knowledgeably with people across cultures and understand the complexities of identities. Also, describe how you would create experiences for students to develop an awareness of their own biases and privilege, and adopt a non-judgmental stance in provider-client/patient interaction along with an openness to learn from their future clients and patients.

In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from the candidates’ application materials whether they meet any of the minimum and preferred qualifications, they may be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications. Apply electronically at: by the Application deadline listed above. Questions about this position should be directed to Amanda Grober at

Application Notes
For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

Legal Notices AA/EO Statement

UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodations

UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials

UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC and Reference Check Policy

Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)

For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see, or call UWM’s Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

Employment Authorization

In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Title and Total Compensation Project

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