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Assistant Professor, Family Consumer Science - Dietetics (AA25006)

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Nov 6, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Nutrition
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor, Family Consumer Science - Dietetics (AA25006)

Division: Academic Affairs
Department: Allied Health & Nursing, College of
Unit: Family Consumer Science209, IFO
Location: Mankato
FLSA: Exempt
Employment Condition: Fixed Term
Work Shift:
Work Schedule/Hours/Days:

Posting Details:
APPLICATION DEADLINE:Review of applications will begin on October 9, 2023 and will continue until the position has been filled.
POSITION:Nine Month Fixed Term Appointment*

Salary Minimum:
Salary Maximum:
Salary Type: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Bargaining Unit/Plan: 209, IFO

Job Description:
  • A typical faculty workload responsibility may include up to twenty four (24) credits of instruction per academic year.

  • The successful candidate may need to teach in other areas as assigned and qualified.

  • May be expected to develop and deliver face-to-face, hybrid, and on-line instruction at the Mankato campus, online, and/or at the university's additional locations, as assigned.

  • The successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues in curriculum design, instruction and evaluation, conduct research productively and mentor students in research, help create innovative strategies for student recruitment, retention, and completion, and may be expected to develop external grant funding opportunities.

  • All faculty members are expected to engage in scholarly or creative activity or research, in continuing preparation and study, in contributing to student growth and development, and in providing service to the university and community (See Article 22 and Appendix G of the IFO Master Agreement).

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Family Consumer Science / College of Allied Health and Nursing.

  • Coordinate Field Education (Supervised Experiential Learning; SEL) placements for students in the program and serve as the faculty supervisor for those students, recording competency data and collaborating with the field supervisors (preceptors) while serving as a guide and mentor for students completing their SEL.

  • Advise undergraduate/graduate students in the Dietetics program.

  • Participate in Family Consumer Science Department activities and contribute to recruitment and accreditation processes as well as program and course development.

  • Participate in conducting research and other scholarly activities in an area appropriate to the field of nutrition and dietetics.

Required Qualifications:
  • Doctorate or terminal degree in food or nutrition or related field. ABD candidates may be considered with degree conferred on an official transcript received in Human Resources prior to September 1, 2024, and,

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).


Master’s degree with five (5) years full-time relevant work experience in the last seven (7) years, and

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).

  • Demonstrated ability to serve a diverse population and apply an equity lens to this position including social justice and/or anti-racism.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated effective written, oral communication and/or presentation skills and effective technology skills.

  • Experience teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels and knowledge of online, lecture, and/or lab educational methodologies.

  • Experience with advising and mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate students.

  • Clinical experience as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, at least five (5) years.

  • Experience as a preceptor for Dietetic Students/Interns.

  • Experience coordinating student/intern placement in experiential learning settings.

  • Experience working with accreditation, program review and/or assessment processes.

  • Demonstrated service to the discipline at local, state, or national levels.

Other Requirements:
Work safely at all times, which includes but is not limited to, participating and completing all required safety trainings, as well as performing all job tasks in accordance with Minnesota State University, Mankato policies and procedures utilizing appropriate tools, equipment and personal protective equipment.

Based on the essential functions of this positions, MMB Policy #1422, and University policies relating to flexible work, this position is eligible for the following work modes: Exclusively on Campus: A position that requires employee to perform all their work at their campus work location.


The Dietetics program at Minnesota State Mankato is expanding from a DPD Bachelor’s to a Future Education Model Graduate Program (GP) which will include a Bachelor’s in Nutrition and Dietetics as well as a Master’s in Dietetics which includes all Supervised Experiential Learning (SEL) hours. This is an innovative program with a “transitional Master’s” which allows students to complete the Bachelor’s, Master’s, and SEL within five (5) years. We are excited to announce this opening and anticipate a full class for our first cohort to start in Fall 2024!The Department of Family Consumer Science at Minnesota State Mankato is a comprehensive program offering undergraduate degrees in Nutrition and Dietetics, Child Development Family Studies and FCS Education as well as a graduate degree in Dietetics and a graduate certificate in FCS Education. The Department has been on campus for over 75 years and the Dietetics program started in 197. Our facilities were recently renovated, including a state-of-the-art Foods Lab. For more information about the FCS Department at Minnesota State Mankato, please visit our website at This position is a full-time, 9-month appointment. We seek to attract teaching-centered, service-minded, culturally and academically diverse faculty members, with a demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment.Minnesota State Mankato is student-centered and focuses on applied research that expands knowledge; improves learning; and serves the region, state, and nation. We are a key driver of the region and state’s economy and the largest institution in the Minnesota State system: www.minnstate.eduAdditional information on Minnesota State Mankato can be found at: Mankato is a city of approximately 50,000 located one hour southwest of Minneapolis-St. Paul and more information can be found at:

*Please note that this is a fixed-term (non-tenure track) appointment. A fixed-term appointment is an appointment for a limited period of time and is to be used only when the position to be filled is clearly of a temporary nature or when a permanent position needs to be filled for a temporary period. Fixed-term employment terminates at the end of the appointment period and carries no implication for future employment.

University DemographicsMinnesota State University, Mankato is a member of the Minnesota State system. Minnesota State has established a strategic vision, Equity 2030, which aims to close the educational equity gaps across race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability, and geographic location by the end of the decade at every Minnesota State college and university and to provide an opportunity for all Minnesotans to create a better future for themselves, for their families, and for their communities. The focus of the work includes:· Enhancing access and student success.· Providing Minnesota with the talent it needs.· Anchoring the communities and regions we serve.Equity 2030 seeks to bridge efforts occurring within divisions and institutions, creating an intentional statewide culture of equity-minded collaboration and resulting in equitable practice embedded throughout our institutions. The full Equity 2030 plan is linked here. Minnesota State University, Mankato has identified five broad themes as our basis for discussion in developing our next comprehensive strategic plan. The themes are Serving Students and Managing Enrollment, Focusing our Resources, Offering an Exceptional Student Experience, Caring for Health and Well-Being, and Ensuring a Welcoming, Equitable, and Inclusive University. We seek to attract teacher-scholars who will be culturally and academically diverse faculty members, and staff with a demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. Minnesota State University, Mankato, is student-centered and focuses on applied research that expands knowledge; improves learning; and serves the region, state, and nation.Founded as a Normal School in 1868, Minnesota State University, Mankato is now the second largest university in Minnesota with a tradition of combining big-ideas with real-world thinking to find solutions for pressing problems in the state, region, and global society. Mankato, Minnesota, is a community of nearly 44,500 people, about 85 miles southwest of the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The University acknowledges the land and the tribal nations upon this land whose work is being accomplished. We acknowledge that we are on Dakota land. We also take the opportunity to recognize that we live, work, and learn in the homeland of the Dakota people, whose language frames our name—Minnesota State University, Mankato.Serving approximately 17,900 students annually, the University is an applied research institution, with more than 200 academic programs, from bachelor’s through doctoral degrees. The University is a diverse and global campus with 18% students of color and 1,175 + international students from 95 countries, cutting-edge information technology solutions and extensive partnerships. With 1,600 faculty and staff, including 700 teaching faculty. The University has additional locations and a growing number of on-line programs to accelerate educational access and opportunity. These locations include partnerships in northern Minnesota’s the iron range region. Fast facts about the university can be found here:
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website: A complete online application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.
  • Cover Letter
  • Non-Photo Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact Information for three (3) references
  • Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree
  • A brief (no more than one-page) diversity statement defining diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and describing your views and actions toward advancing DEI including dimensions of social justice and racial equity related to race, gender, ability and culture. How would your views and prior actions regarding diversity, equity and inclusion align with Minnesota State University, Mankato’s goals?

Dr. Shelly Brandenburger
Dietetics Program Director
Wiecking Center, B117
Minnesota State University Mankato
Phone: 507-389-5923
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711
*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can be found at:
NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MN State’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.
The Minnesota State University, Mankato Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available for your review. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the University. The policy statements address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security. Three years’ worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on-campus, or in other University affiliated locations. This report is available online at: You may also request a paper copy from University Security at 507-389-2111, or by emailing

Benefits Info:
The following link provides a brief overview of benefits available to eligible employees of Minnesota State University.

Select the IFO Summary (Faculty) link from the list for specifics of that plan.

Benefits Overview

Posting Number: M353M
Re-posting: No
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date: 01/01/2024
Position End Date (if temporary):
Open Date: 09/19/2023
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions Summary:

To apply, visit

Minnesota State University, Mankato has a long-standing commitment to diversity and is actively seeking to nurture and enrich its underrepresented communities. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States. Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Office of Human Resources, 507-389-2015 (V), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY). This Vacancy Notice is available in alternative format upon request. Minnesota State University, Mankato is an affirmative action/equal opportunity University and is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. jeid-ff3b805f5d92a049b328236c5627d3c0

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