The Director, Graduate Program in Nutrition and Dietetics is a
full-time, 12-month faculty member who has 25% protected time for
the responsibilities associated with the ACEND-accredited Graduate
Program in Nutrition and Dietetics.
The Director, Graduate Program in Nutrition and Dietetics
demonstrates strong leadership skills, communicates effectively
with the Department Head, Nutrition Programs Director, faculty,
accrediting body (ACEND), and staff, fosters collaboration, manages
multiple tasks, and solves problems as needed. As a faculty member
the person in this position will be expected to demonstrate a
commitment to teaching excellence and a creating an inclusive
learning environment for all students. Full-time faculty in the
College of Nursing and Health Professions are also expected to
remain active in scholarship related to their clinical practice or
other area of expertise.
Reports to: Chair, Department of Nutrition Sciences
In addition to teaching responsibilities, the Program Director
Nutrition and Dietetics Responsibilities include:
Maintaining, communicating, and advocating for a clear and
progressive vision of the Nutrition and Dietetics program.
Development of policies and procedures for effectively managing all
components of the program and to ensure fair, equitable and
considerate treatment of prospective and enrolled students (such as
program admission, retention, and completion policies). Student
recruitment, advisement, evaluation, and counseling.
Maintenance of program accreditation including:
a. Timely submission of fees, reports, and requests for major
b. Maintenance of the program’s student records, including student
advising plans, supervised experiential learning hours and
c. Maintenance of complaints about the program received from
students or others, including disposition of the complaint.
d. On-going review of program’s curriculum to meet the
e. Communication and coordination with program faculty, preceptors
and others involved with the program and its students.
f. Facilitation of processes for continuous program evaluation;
g. Timely submission of required documentation supporting the
graduate's eligibility for a Commission on Dietetic Registration
(CDR) credentialing exam.
- Master's degree
- A minimum of 3 years’ experience
- Be credentialed as a registered dietitian nutritionist by the
Commission on Dietetic Registration
- PhD or Doctorate, Nutrition or related field
- Earned doctoral degree or equivalent and have a minimum of three
years professional experience post-credentialing OR earned master’s
degree or equivalent and have a minimum of five years professional
- Teaching experience at the graduate and undergraduate levels
Typically sitting at a desk/table
Center City – Philadelphia, PA
Special Instructions to the Applicant
Please make sure you upload your CV and cover letter when
submitting your application.
Review of applications will begin once a suitable candidate pool is
May 12 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Jul 11 2022 Eastern Daylight Time