Assistant/Associate Professor - Nutrition & Dietetics #112711
Posting Information: The School of Health Sciences invites applications for a nine-month fixed term or tenure track position at the assistant or associate professor level in the Nutrition & Dietetics Program. Applicants with a doctoral degree can be considered for a tenure-track faculty line and are expected to participate in scholarly activities. The position can begin in January 2019 or August 2019. Responsibilities of the position include: teaching undergraduate courses related to medical nutrition therapy and nutrient metabolism, general education nutrition courses, and other courses that support the Nutrition and Dietetics curriculum; advise and mentor students in collaboration with the Advising Center; provide service to the university, profession, and community. The Nutrition & Dietetics program is an ACEND-accredited DPD program which works collaboratively with the post-baccalaureate Dietetic Internship program. Administrative responsibilities, such as Program Director, are negotiable. Salary and rank are commensurate with academic qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. The School of Health Sciences offers undergraduate programs in Athletic Training, Emergency Medical Care, Environmental Health, Integrated Health Sciences, Nutrition & Dietetics, and Recreational Therapy. The Master of Health Sciences graduate program offers concentrations in Emergency Medical Care, Health Education, and Health Management. Additional programs within the College of Health and Human Sciences include Communication Sciences and Disorders, Nursing, Physical Therapy and Social Work. A collaborative environment conducive to interdisciplinary teaching, scholarship and service exists within the School and College of Health and Human Sciences. Western Carolina University is a regional comprehensive university consisting of over 10,000 students with its main campus located in Cullowhee, NC. The county and surrounding areas provide residents a high quality of life with its close proximity to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and diverse outdoor adventures, a thriving arts community, and mild year-around temperatures. The Nutrition & Dietetics program is housed in the new 160,000 square foot, state-of-the-art Health and Human Sciences Building. The College of Health and Human Sciences' faculty are committed to creating and implementing a program of inter-professional experiences for students enrolled in the health professions, and opportunities for inter-professional research and collaboration is extensive. In addition, the western North Carolina rural, aging and medically underserved location provides numerous and rich opportunities for research and grant acquisition.
Minimum Training & Experience Requirements: * Master's degree in nutrition or related field from a regionally accredited institution * Evidence of service to the profession and/or community or evidence of scholarly activity * One year clinical practice * Registered Dietitian credential * Teaching experience * Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills
Preferred Qualifications: * Doctoral degree in nutrition or related field from a regionally accredited institution (required for a tenure track position) * Current state license, if applicable * Experience with ACEND accreditation * Three years professional experience post credentialing
Special Instructions to Applicants: Application must be made on-line. Hard-copy application materials will not be considered. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and names and contact information of three references. For more information please contact Dr. Beth Wall-Bassett at [email protected]