Position Number: 00000139
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences (FBNS) is a team of scientists, researchers, and teachers committed to guiding the undergraduate and graduate education of students preparing for professional and technical careers in Food, Bioprocessing, and Nutrition Sciences. As a department, FBNS identifies, develops, and applies the appropriate concepts, theories, and emerging methodologies from the fundamental disciplines of chemistry, engineering, microbiology, food and bioprocessing, nutrition, and sensory science, to the investigation of critical issues in food & biological systems, components, products, and processes. FBNS also interprets, adapts and extends research information to the North Carolina, national, and international food and bioprocessing industries to maintain and improve the safety, variety, and quality of food and biological products.
Essential Job Duties: The faculty member will teach at least four courses per year at the undergraduate and graduate level, including a large introductory undergraduate course in nutrition for majors and non-majors (NTR 301), an orientation to Nutrition course (NTR 302), and other courses at the undergraduate/graduate level, based on the programs' needs. Courses may be designed and delivered in face-to-face, on-line, and blended education formats. The position is also expected to serve as undergraduate coordinator of the nutrition degree program (approximately 200-250 majors), which involves curriculum planning and review, responsibility for annual assessment reporting, and involvement with recruiting. This faculty member will advise 50 to 100 undergraduate students per year who have a career interest in nutrition and other health-care professions. The assistant professor will establish their own line of scholarship that is complementary to, but not duplicative of, current nutrition faculty, and is expected to provide opportunities to mentor and engage undergraduate or graduate students in these research opportunities. An emphasis on public health, community nutrition, nutrition education, or the scholarship of teaching and learning is preferred over lab-based research. Inclusiveness and diversity are academic imperatives and university goals. The successful candidate will be expected to foster an environment that is welcoming of all groups. The Department, as well as NC State University, are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their experience, research, teaching and/or service.
Minimum Education/Experience: * Ph.D. in Nutrition or a related discipline. Teaching experience at the college level or equivalent training in educational methods. * Familiarity with teaching technology, methodology, and assessment for face-to-face, on-line and blended classroom experiences. * Ability to coordinate the activities of teaching assistants and support staff.
Department Required Skills: * Excellent verbal and written communication skills * Excellent organization and time management skills
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: * Certification by an agency qualifying for licensure to practice in dietetics or nutrition in North Carolina (Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Nutrition Specialist, or Diplomate, American Clinical Board of Nutrition) or ability to counsel students about this process. * Track record of success in nutrition research as evidenced by publication record in a university, government, or food industry setting, student training, or external grant support.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A
AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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