The School of Health and Consumer Sciences is inviting
applications for a 12-month, non-faculty exempt position to direct
and manage the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and
Dietetics (ACEND) accredited bachelor’s to master’s graduate
program in Nutrition and Dietetics M.S. (NDMS) at South Dakota
State University (SDSU), to teach in the undergraduate and graduate
nutrition and dietetics program, and engage in scholarly activity
that enhances the profession. In compliance with ACEND, SDSU, and
the South Dakota Board of Regents policies and procedures, the
Director is responsible for development and implementation of
procedures to effectively manage all components of the NDMS program
to include the recruitment of supervised experiential sites,
training preceptors, and placement of interns for supervised
experiential learning experiences. The Director also ensures fair,
equitable and considerate treatment of prospective and enrolled
students (such as program admission, retention and completion
policies). This position is responsible for student recruitment,
advisement, evaluation and counseling to the graduate nutrition and
dietetics program. The Director is also responsible for maintenance
of program accreditation including: 1) timely submission of fees,
reports and requests for major program changes; 2) maintenance of
the program’s student records, including student advising plans,
supervise experiential learning hours and verification statements;
3) maintenance of complaints about the program received from
students or others, including disposition of the complaint; 4)
on-going review of program’s curriculum to meet the accreditation
standards; 5) communication and coordination with program faculty,
preceptors and others involved with the program and it’s students;
6) facilitation of processes for continuous program evaluation; and
7) timely submission of required documentation supporting the
graduate's eligibility for a Commission on Dietetic Registration
(CDR) credentialing exam.
As a staff-member in the School of Health and Consumer Sciences,
this individual will work collaboratively with other faculty to
foster the mission of the school and college, which is to develop
human potential for the purpose of enhancing individuals, family,
school and community well-being. This position is supervised by the
Director of the School of Health and Consumer Sciences with a start
date of no later than June 22, 2022.
South Dakota State University promotes access to and
opportunities for all to receive the benefit of and participate in
education, research, and service and is especially interested in
candidates that can contribute to this land-grant mission of
- Registered Dietitian Nutritionist credential by the Commission
on Dietetic Registration;
- Master’s degree and a minimum of five years professional
experience post credentialing by date of application;
- Evidence of effective organization skills;
- Must be authorized to work in the U.S. Sponsorship is not
available for this position.
- Doctoral degree within one year of hire and minimum of three
years professional experience post credentialing;
- Experience directing an ACEND accredited program;
- Experience teaching in higher education;
- Practice experience as RDN;
- Evidence of scholarly activity supporting the profession;
- Evidence of leadership in the profession of nutrition and
Commensurate with qualifications.
South Dakota State University offers a wide range of benefits
including medical, dental, and flexible benefits, retirement plans,
compensation packages, paid holidays, and vacation leave. Employees
also have access to internal and state-sponsored training as well
as reduced tuition for state-supported courses at all State of
South Dakota academic institutions.
UNIVERSITY AND THE BROOKINGS COMMUNITY:
South Dakota State University is the state’s
largest, most comprehensive university with more than 200 academic
programs, an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students, and over
$60 million annual research expenditures.
South Dakota State University offers a rich academic experience
in an environment of inclusion and access through inspired,
student-centered education, creative activities and research,
innovation and engagement that improve the quality of life in South
Dakota, the region, the nation and the world. Its employees embrace
the university’s core values of being people-centered, expanding
knowledge through creativity, embracing organizational and personal
integrity, commitment to diversity of thought, and excellence
through continuous improvement.
The School of Health and Consumer Sciences resides within the
College of Education and Human Sciences and offers 10 undergraduate
and 6 graduate programs.
As the state’s 1862 Morrill Act land-grant institution, the work
of South Dakota State University is carried out on its main
resident campus in Brookings, at sites in Sioux Falls, Pierre,
Rapid City, and Aberdeen, and through Extension offices and
Agricultural Experiment Station research sites across South
Jackrabbits Athletics competes as an NCAA Division I member with
membership in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, the Summit
League and the Big XII for wrestling.
Brookings is home to approximately 24,000 residents and is
located 60 miles north of Sioux Falls and 200 miles west of
Minneapolis. Brookings is listed as an ideal community for
families, students, young professionals and retirees, and is rated
among the safest and most vibrant cities in South Dakota.
The Brookings Public School District educates approximately
3,300 K-12 students and ranks among the state’s highest academic
achieving school districts. The district includes three elementary
schools, an intermediate school for fourth and fifth grade, one
middle school, and a high school.
The city also boasts an abundance of attractions and activities,
including the Children’s Museum of South Dakota, Dakota Nature
Park, South Dakota Art Museum, McCrory Gardens, South Dakota
Agricultural Heritage Museum, Outdoor Adventure Center and the
Brookings Summer Arts Festival.
Position is open until filled with full consideration given to
applications received by May 4, 2022.
South Dakota State University accepts applications through an
online employment site. To apply, visit: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu, search by the position
title, view the job announcement, and click on “apply for this
job.” This system will guide you through the electronic application
form. This employment site will also require the attachment of a
cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate
meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement, resume,
and a reference page with the contact information for three
professional references. Email applications will not be accepted.
Please contact South Dakota State University Human Resources at
605-688-4128 if you require assistance with this process.
Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the university’s
verification of credentials and other information required by law
and/or university policies, including but not limited to,
successful completion of a criminal background check.
South Dakota State University is a tobacco free environment. It
is university policy to maintain a drug-free environment and to
thereby establish, promote, and maintain a safe and healthy working
and learning environment for employees and students. This position
is subject to South Dakota State University’s Drug and Alcohol
Testing Policy 4:14.
For questions on the position, contact Christopher Comstock at
605-688-6285 or Christopher.firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Dakota State University promotes access to and opportunities
for all to receive the benefit of and participate in education,
research, and service and is especially interested in candidates
that can contribute to this land-grant access mission. SDSU is an
affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration without regard to, and SDSU
prohibits discrimination on, the basis of sex, race, color, creed,
national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender
identification, transgender, sexual orientation, religion, age,
disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other
status that may become protected under law against discrimination
in the offering of all educational programs and employment
opportunities. Arrangements for accommodations required by
disabilities can be made by emailing HR@sdstate.edu. Individuals
with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Equal
Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Morrill
Hall 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007, 605-688-4128.