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Tenured/Tenure-track Associate or Assistant Professor of Nutrition and/or Dietetics


Position Details

Position Details

Job Title
Tenured/Tenure-track Associate or Assistant Professor of Nutrition and/or Dietetics

Position Title
Tenured/Tenure-track Associate/Assistant Professor of Nutrition and/or Dietetics

Position Number

Job Category
University Faculty

Job Type
Full-Time

FLSA Status
Exempt

Campus
Maywood-Health Sciences Campus

Location Code
APPLIED HEALTH SCIENCES

Department Name
APPLIED HEALTH SCIENCES

Is this split and/or fully grant funded?
No

Duties and Responsibilities

Tenure-Track Assistant or Tenured/Tenure-track Associate
Professor of Nutrition and/or Dietetics
Applied Health Sciences Department
Loyola University Chicago’s Parkinson Faculty are Called to Be Health Entrepreneurs. Join Us.

Loyola University Chicago ( LUC ), Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health invites applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty, at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor and Director of Dietetics Education Programs in the Department of Applied Health Sciences.

Loyola University Chicago Highlights
Loyola University Chicago is best known as Chicago’s Jesuit Catholic University. Recognizing Loyola’s excellence, U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks it among the top national universities and #8 in the nation in online Bachelor’s programs (2020). Loyola is also among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. Further, Loyola is one of only eight percent of all American colleges and universities to have a Phi Beta Kappa honor society chapter.

At Loyola University Chicago, we are driven by our Jesuit tradition of social justice, our service to humanity, and our role as an institution of higher education to create a more equitable and sustainable future for our local and global communities. Two of the University’s most recent advances illustrate this overarching commitment and represent areas of productive collaboration for faculty of the Parkinson School. Loyola’s newest School, the School of Environmental Sustainability, is the first-ever school dedicated to environmental sustainability across Jesuit institutions worldwide. Another first of its kind at a Jesuit University, the Institute for Racial Justice is a mission priority and aspires to examine racism in all its forms. Through interdisciplinary research and collaboration, the Institute will seek new ways of connection and action to facilitate greater equity and justice.

About Us
Loyola University Chicago’s Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health is an innovative new school committed to applying an entrepreneurial philosophy of educational excellence, research, and service as a means to achieve the goals of improving human potential through health sciences and the promotion of health equity. Parkinson graduates put their knowledge and skills to work in the public, private, and non-governmental organization sectors in areas such as healthcare systems and services, public health, and education.
Through four areas of study (Applied Health Sciences, Healthcare Administration, Health Informatics and Data Science, and Public Health Sciences), faculty teach, challenge, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, as well as career professionals. We emphasize inter-disciplinary learning, collaboration, and care for communities, while maintaining a focus on better understanding all the social determinants of health. Our faculty pursue a range of scholarly research that incorporates systems- and design-thinking which translates into sustainable, scalable solutions to advance knowledge and improve health and the delivery of care.

The Department of Applied Health Sciences is the administrative home to three dietetics education programs at Loyola. These include the Loyola Dietetic Internship ( LDI ) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics ( ACEND ), a Master of Science in dietetics and an undergraduate nutrition minor. The LDI can be completed as a certificate program or in combination with the Master of Science in Dietetics program, both of which are graduate level programs.

There has never been a more important time to build a new inter-disciplinary health sciences and public health school. Parkinson faculty are called to develop the next generation of healthcare leaders who will drive change and expand knowledge in the service of humanity through learning, justice, and faith. Learn more about Parkinson School and Chicago’s Jesuit Catholic University, visit https://www.luc.edu/parkinson/ .

Parkinson School Highlights
The Parkinson School opened with a $20M endowment made possible by the generosity and vision of Robert and Betty Parkinson. The inaugural Robert and Betty Parkinson Social Justice Scholars Awards were launched this year and honor the Parkinson’s’ belief in health care as a basic human right. A cohort of exceptionally talented students dedicated to being “persons for others” will be honored for their commitment to ensuring access to quality health care. Selected from our 500+ enrolled students, the Parkinson Scholars will use their education to advance innovations and lead improvements in the health and health care of individuals, communities and systems. The Parkinson Scholars are a step forward in building the Parkinson School and educating the health entrepreneurs and leaders of tomorrow.

The Parkinson School is the academic home for a $25 million endowed Center for Health Outcomes and Informatics Research ( CHOIR ) with the mission of enhancing collaborative research across campuses on health outcomes and equity research. CHOIR is at the forefront of the Parkinson School’s research and education enterprise through intramural pilot awards, educational seminar series and training opportunities.

In addition to CHOIR, the Parkinson School serves as home to Loyola’s participation in the Institute for Translational Medicine ( ITM ). The ITM is a Clinical and Translational Science Award ( CTSA ) partnership between the University of Chicago and Rush University in collaboration with Advocate Health Care, the Illinois Institute of Technology, Loyola University Chicago, and NorthShore University Health System. The cross-institutional collaboration is fueled by almost $35 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health ( NIH ) and its National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences ( NCATS ). The ITM is part of the national network of more than 60 NIH -supported CTSA sites working on clinical informatics innovation and accelerating the time it takes to develop and implement new treatments and health innovation into practice. Collectively, these initiatives bring together research institutions, clinicians, patients, and patient advocates to implement policies and programs to improve healthcare quality and health outcomes for the region by building, strengthening, and leveraging data infrastructure and expertise.

Representative of our interdisciplinary footprint and nimble response to immediate healthcare challenges, the COVID Equity Response Collaborative: Loyola ( CERCL ) was formed to work in partnership with academic colleagues, community leaders and public health officials in minimizing COVID harm to at-risk populations in the Chicago area. CERCL instituted COVID -19 testing sites for communities without access, is conducting contact tracing, and creating resource connections for members of our surrounding Black and Brown communities.
Slated to serve as a central hub for the Parkinson School, the newly established Center for Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship ( CHIE ) is envisioned as an ecosystem of scholars, community partners and thought leaders, and students. CHIE is a platform for creating and advancing innovations across the health enterprise. When fully operational, CHIE will create a transformative educational experience for our many students and support faculty and student-initiated research in new care models, artificial intelligence or business model planning. CHIE is intended to serve as a focal point for forming strategic partnerships by cultivating a community of innovation and entrepreneurship. A search for the Founding Director of CHIE is currently underway.

About the Department of Applied Health Sciences

Parkinson is the University’s 14th and newest school, which opened in July 2019 with nearly 500 undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to the dietetics programs, the Department of Applied Health Sciences offers an undergraduate major in exercise science and graduate programs in exercise science and medical laboratory science .

The Department of Applied Health Sciences is co-located on the Loyola Lake Shore campus at the north end of the City of Chicago and the Health Sciences Campus in Chicago’s western suburbs. The majority of classes and activities for the graduate dietetics programs are centered at Loyola’s Health Science campus ( HSC ) which brings together the Stritch School of Medicine, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, the Graduate School, and Loyola University Health System on an exciting cooperative journey with one unified goal—the rapid translation of fundamental science discoveries into real treatments for human health. Graduate level dietetic courses are offered in the Cuneo, School of Nursing and Center for Translational Research and Education buildings of this campus, including several spaces for development of clinical skills and simulations. The Loyola Medical Laboratory Science master’s program is also located at the Health Science campus with includes laboratory space.

The Loyola Lake Shore campus ( LSC ) is the academic home for the undergraduate and graduate Exercise Science programs. Undergraduate exercise science classes are predominantly held in the BVM hall which includes a lab with fitness equipment. The Alfie Center, adjacent to the Loyola Athletics Department and Gentile Center, contains the primary lab for the Exercise Science master’s program.
Academic Duties and Responsibilities
  • Ensure operational excellence for the dietetics programs consistent with the Parkinson School and University policies, procedures, and processes in collaboration with key faculty and staff.
  • Teach applied or didactic courses related to the nutrition and dietetics curriculum.
  • Academic advising and mentorship to currently matriculated students in the nutrition and dietetics program
  • Recruitment of prospective dietetic students in collaboration with ACEND, professional networks, and Loyola University Chicago departments
  • Work with colleagues to enhance and improve existing programs and develop new academic ones, as applicable.
  • Serve on University, school, departmental and other academic unit committees.
  • Engage in robust research and service involving community, clinical, or public health nutrition in a collaborative environment.
  • Lead and collaborate on manuscripts.

Qualifications:
We are looking for a candidate with an innovative teaching and research agenda, who will enhance our nutrition core and complement our current department and School strengths in community outreach, public health, and human nutrition. The candidate’s ability to work collaboratively across disciplines within and outside the school and in teams will be considered.
The ideal candidate also must be able to meet rank and tenure guidelines at the Assistant/Associate Professor level. The successful candidate must be an established educator and scholar with the following:
Required
  • Earned doctoral degree in nutrition, epidemiology or other related field,
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist credential with the Commission on Dietetic Registration,
  • Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics,
  • Program of research including external funding, record of research dissemination (publications and presentations), collaboration on research projects across disciplines and organizations,
  • Evidence of teaching excellence through course evaluations, peer reviews, etc.
  • Ability to teach broadly across dietetic program curriculum,
  • Evidence of professional service to the University, professional organizations and/or community partners,
  • Experience with mentoring students, faculty, and staff.
Preferred
  • Experience (minimum 2 years) as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in a community, clinical, and/or research setting
  • Funding from a community, clinical, and/or research institute (e.g., CDC, NIH, RWJ )
  • Record of successful community engagement
  • Knowledge of the digital matching system for dietetic internships


Desired
  • Experience developing new degree programs (on-line, undergraduate, graduate)
  • Practical vision for recruiting students outside the traditional methods

How to Apply
Applicants should apply online at: https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/26521 . Questions of content and process can be directed to the Search Committee Chair Patricia Sheean, PhD, RDN, LDN ( psheean1@luc.edu ) .
Applicants are required to submit electronic copies of:
  1. a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position
  2. a curriculum vitae
  3. a statement of teaching interests and teaching
  4. a statement of research interests
  5. a statement of leadership philosophy;
  6. a list of references (who will be contacted for finalists only).

Applicants are also encouraged to submit electronic copies of:
  1. evidence of teaching and mentoring effectiveness
  2. evidence of administrative and interprofessional collaboration
  3. supporting documents to demonstrate qualifications not listed in the required documents.

Our review of applications will continue until we fill the position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received (and complete). Preference will be given to applications received before December 1, 2023, although applications will be considered until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is June 1st, 2024 or until position is filled.

Qualifications

Qualifications:
We are looking for a candidate with an innovative teaching and research agenda, who will enhance our nutrition core and complement our current department and School strengths in community outreach, public health, and human nutrition. The candidate’s ability to work collaboratively across disciplines within and outside the school and in teams will be considered.
The ideal candidate also must be able to meet rank and tenure guidelines at the Assistant/Associate Professor level. The successful candidate must be an established educator and scholar with the following:
Required
  • Earned doctoral degree in nutrition, epidemiology or other related field,
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist credential with the Commission on Dietetic Registration,
  • Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics,
  • Program of research including external funding, record of research dissemination (publications and presentations), collaboration on research projects across disciplines and organizations,
  • Evidence of teaching excellence through course evaluations, peer reviews, etc.
  • Ability to teach broadly across dietetic program curriculum,
  • Evidence of professional service to the University, professional organizations and/or community partners,
  • Experience with mentoring students, faculty, and staff.
Preferred
  • Experience (minimum 2 years) as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in a community, clinical, and/or research setting
  • Funding from a community, clinical, and/or research institute (e.g., CDC, NIH, RWJ )
  • Record of successful community engagement
  • Knowledge of the digital matching system for dietetic internships


Desired
  • Experience developing new degree programs (on-line, undergraduate, graduate)
  • Practical vision for recruiting students outside the traditional methods
Physical Demands

Working Conditions

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience
  • Earned doctoral degree in nutrition, epidemiology or other related field,
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist credential with the Commission on Dietetic Registration,
  • Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics,
  • Program of research including external funding, record of research dissemination (publications and presentations), collaboration on research projects across disciplines and organizations,
  • Evidence of teaching excellence through course evaluations, peer reviews, etc.
  • Ability to teach broadly across dietetic program curriculum,
  • Evidence of professional service to the University, professional organizations and/or community partners,
  • Experience with mentoring students, faculty, and staff.
Open Date
10/06/2023

Close Date

Special Instructions to Applicants

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, Loyola University Chicago fosters a transformative cultural experience that honors diversity, equity, and inclusion . We are committed to not only recruiting, but also retaining a diverse, mission driven workforce and enabling a culture of inclusiveness in an environment that values service excellence, stewardship, personal well-being, and professional development for all of our employees. Loyola University Chicago supports its staff and faculty with a wide array of affordable, comprehensive and competitive benefits centered on health and wellness, financial security, equity, and work-life balance. We actively seek those who wish to join our faculty, staff, and students in a community of diverse opinions, perspectives, and backgrounds supporting our Jesuit mission and striving toward the same goal of being persons for and with others.

Quick Link for Posting
https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/26521

Job Number
8500441

Organizational Location
HEALTH SCIENCES CAMPUS

Posting Details

Posting Detail

Number of Vacancies

Desired Start Date
06/01/2024

Position End Date

Open Until Filled
Yes
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Statement
  4. Research Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Writing Sample
  2. Scholarly Publications
  3. Teaching Evaluations
  4. Other Document
  5. Unofficial Transcripts
  6. Multi Media
  7. Resume
Supplemental Questions

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