ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN RESIDENCE, ALLIED HEALTH SERVICES

Location
Storrs Mansfield, Tolland County
Posted
Apr 29, 2016
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

 

 

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is entering a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut (http://nextgenct.uconn.edu/) and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut (http://biosciencect.uchc.edu/) investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence (http://issuu.com/uconnprovost/docs/academic-plan-single-hi-optimized_1). As part of these initiatives, UConn has hired more than 450 new faculty at all ranks during the past three years. 

 

 

 

The University of Connecticut, College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, Department of Allied Health Sciences invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Residence. The successful candidate will join a vibrant faculty dedicated to advancing knowledge through teaching, research, and Extension programming. 

For more information regarding the Department of Allied Health Sciences and the Dietetics Programs, please visit the department website our websites at http://www.alliedhealth.uconn.edu/ and http://www.alliedhealth.uconn.edu/dietetics/.

Job Summary:

 

As Assistant Professor in Residence, the successful candidate will teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses each semester focusing on medical nutrition therapy and clinical application of advanced nutrition; manage, oversee, and schedule supervised practice courses; precept students in a healthcare setting; support the research operation of the Department, such as assisting students with research projects for either undergraduate and non-thesis track master’s degrees; support the Dietetics Director in research and administrative responsibilities to maintain the Dietetics program accreditation; participate in recruitment and orientation of students; advise students in the Department of Allied Health Sciences; serve as a collaborator and/or resource and maintain cooperative relationships with Department faculty and staff and other university offices; participate in an active program of professional development consistent with personal and professional goals; serve on Department, College and/or University committees; and other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum qualifications:

 

Applicants must have a PhD or clinical doctorate and be a registered dietitian or nutritionist (certification in the state of Connecticut will be required); strong clinical and organizational skills; evidence of practice as a registered dietitian/nutritionist; excellent interpersonal communication and collaboration skills with the ability to respond positively to opportunities and challenges; and college level teaching experience.

 

Preferred qualifications:

 

Teaching experience in an undergraduate and/or graduate level dietetics program; evidence of cultural competence and working with diverse groups.

 

Appointment Terms:

 

This is a full-time, 11- month, non-tenure track appointment and ideally has a start date of August 2016. The position comes with a competitive salary, benefits and is annually renewable based on evaluation of satisfactory performance.  

 

To Apply:

 

Select “Apply Now" to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Interested applicants are asked to send a formal letter of application describing their qualifications, a curriculum vita, commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.), teaching and advising philosophies, as well as contact information for three professional references. Academic transcripts will be required upon offer of hire.

 

Screening of applicants will begin May 16, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2016536)

 

Please direct questions via email to Ms. Cheryl Williams at cheryl.williams@uconn.edu.

 

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

 

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.