Didactic Program Director

Job Details

Position Title:

Didactic Program Director

Job Posting Number:

202223NTL

Job Location:

San Marcos

College:

College of Applied Arts

Department/School:

School of Family & Consumer Sciences

Position Description :

The Nutrition and Foods Program at Texas State University invites applications for a Didactic Program in Dietetics Director and Senior Lecturer, which includes maintenance of ACEND program accreditation, teaching, and service. This is a 9-month position (academic year) with partial summer support. All positions are subject to availability of funds. As part of the School of Family and Consumer Sciences, the Nutrition and Foods Program offers a Baccalaureate degree in Nutrition and Foods (three tracks, including an accredited Dietetics Program). The program also offers an accredited Dietetic Internship with a concentration in child nutrition that includes graduate level coursework, as well as an M.S. degree in Human Nutrition. We seek equity-minded candidates to create a diverse and inclusive educational space within our growing nutrition and dietetics programs. We are especially interested in candidates who have training and experience engaging and supporting diverse populations in education, research, and practice. Applications must include a statement on social justice, equity, diversity, inclusion (JEDI) and how a focus on JEDI informs their teaching and service.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assuring that Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) standards, policies, and procedures are met year-round.
  • Developing policies and procedures for effectively managing all components of the program and ensuring fair, equitable, and considerate treatment of prospective and enrolled students.
  • Student recruiting, advising, evaluation, and counseling.
  • Maintenance of program accreditation including:
  • Program’s student records, including student advising plans and verification statements;
  • Complaints about the program received from students or others, including disposition of the complaint;
  • On-going review of curriculum to meet the accreditation standards;
  • Communication and coordination with program faculty, preceptors, and others involved with the program and its students;
  • Facilitation of processes for continuous program evaluation.
  • Teach courses in nutrition, including a diverse array of courses that may include nutrition and health (for non-majors), nutrition science (for majors), nutritional assessment, food science, food systems production and management, nutrition and physiology, research methods, medical nutrition therapy, nutrition counseling and education, sports nutrition, biochemical nutrition, nutrition and genetics, wellness nutrition, nutrition in the lifespan, nutrition ethics and policy, and career exploration in nutrition and foods.
  • Advise students regarding career trajectories, including graduate school and dietetic internships.
  • Serve on program and School committees.
  • Maintain RD credential.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree with at least 18 graduate hours in Nutrition.
  • Credentialed as a registered dietitian nutritionist by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
  • Minimum of three years professional experience post credentialing by summer 2022.
  • Experience providing nutrition education to groups of individuals, including but not limited to community education, serving as a dietetic preceptor, or being an instructor of record for a college level course(s).
  • Evidence of record/data management experience.
  • Comprehensive statement about commitment to advancing social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in teaching, research, and service.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate coursework or professional experience that reflects courses to be taught.
  • Instructor of record for multiple university level courses in nutrition.
  • Experience teaching food systems, food systems production and management, and nutrition counseling and education.
  • Experience with recruitment or advising.
  • Marketing of nutrition programs or services.
  • Work experience in community nutrition, outpatient counseling, food service, or clinical dietetics.
  • Experience in creating an inclusive environment for diverse populations.
  • Professional awards or fellowships.
  • Servsafe, CDR board certifications, or specialties.
  • Significant evidence of leadership or management positions.

Application Procedures:

Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered, https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/37154.

To ensure full consideration, please submit the following by January 17, 2022:
1) cover letter that addresses all required and preferred qualifications at the appropriate rank, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, 4) statement on justice, equity, diversity, inclusion (JEDI) and how a focus on JEDI informs their teaching and service, and 5) the contact information for three references.
The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting universities.

Type of Position:

Full-Time

Proposed Start Date:

Fall 2022

Posting Date:

01/04/2022

Full Consideration Date:

01/17/2022

Open Until Filled?:

Yes

EEO/AA Statement:

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Reasonable Accommodation:

If you experience accessibility issues or require alternative formatting during the application process due to a disability or underlying condition, we request that you contact Faculty and Academic Resources for assistance at [email protected]. A representative from Faculty and Academic Resources will respond to you as soon as is possible.

Record Checks and Verifications:

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Eligibility for Employment:

Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.

Tobacco-Free Campus:

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Why Work at Texas State?:

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.

Quick Link:

https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/37154

Organization

Texas State University seeks candidates whose professional background includes embracing a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a commitment to community-building.  As a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution, we are especially interested in applicants who share a commitment to equity, and the high-quality education of students from historically underserved and systematically marginalized communities. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

About Texas State University

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor.  A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Students at Texas State choose from 98 undergraduate, 91 master’s and specialists, and 14 doctoral programs offered by 10 colleges (Applied Arts, The Emmett and Miriam McCoy College of Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Honors, Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, The Graduate College, and the University College).  With a diverse campus community including 50% of the student body from ethnic minorities, Texas State is one of the top 13 producers of Hispanic baccalaureate graduates in the nation.  In fall 2019, there were 1,470 full-time faculty and 2,286 full-time staff.  Research and creative activities have led to growing success in attracting external support.  For FY 2019, Texas State had an annual operating budget of over $724 million. Texas State’s Research and Development expenditures for FY 2018 were more than $64 million.  The Alkek Library has more than 3.1 million titles in its collection.  Additional information about Texas State and its nationally recognized academic programs is available at www.txstate.edu.

Mission

Texas State University is a doctoral-granting, student-centered institution dedicated to excellence and innovation in teaching, research, including creative expression, and service. The university strives to create new knowledge, to embrace a diversity of people and ideas, to foster cultural and economic development, and to prepare its graduates to participate fully and freely as citizens of Texas, the nation and the world.

Locations

Texas State's San Marcos campus is located in a growing community of 63,000 people in the Austin Metropolitan Area. Located in the Texas Hill Country, where blackland prairies roll into beautiful hills, Texas State enjoys a setting that is unique among Texas universities. The beauty of the crystal-clear San Marcos River and the stately cypress and oak trees on the campus add to the charm of the university’s picturesque setting. Our location on the banks of the San Marcos River provides recreational activities for students throughout the year.

The Texas State Round Rock Campus is located north of Austin in Round Rock, TX. The Round Rock Campus offers the junior and senior level classes to complete a bachelor’s degree, graduate degrees, post baccalaureate certification, and continuing education programs. The university's vision for Round Rock is to continue to offer quality academic programs that meet the workforce needs of Texas, especially focusing on academic programs that appeal to working adults, and to serve as a hub of health professions research and education.

Some positions may require teaching on the main campus and at the Texas State University Round Rock Campus.

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Texas State University is a member of The Texas State University System. 

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

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