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Teaching Associate ProfessorWorking Title:
Teaching Assistant/Associate Professor, Nutrition & Dietetics - #001657 and #002033Department:
School of Health SciencesPosition Summary:
WCU, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has adopted a “Get Vaccinated or Get Tested” policy effective September 15, 2021. This will require you demonstrate evidence of full vaccination upon hire or be subject to regular testing.Carnegie statement:
The primary location of this position is on the main Cullowhee, NC campus.
The School of Health Sciences invites applications for a nine-month, non-tenure track teaching assistant/ associate professor in the Nutrition & Dietetics Program with expertise and interest in clinical nutrition. Two positions are available.
The School of Health Sciences invites applications for a nine-month, non-tenure track teaching assistant/ associate professor in the Nutrition & Dietetics Program with expertise and interest in clinical nutrition and/or administrative dietetics/ food service. Responsibilities of the position include: teaching undergraduate courses (potential to teach at the graduate level with 18+ credit hours and experience), general education nutrition courses, and other courses that support the Nutrition and Dietetics curriculum; program administration, such as ACEND DPD Director, ACEND DI Director; advise and mentor students in collaboration with the Advising Center; provide meaningful service to the university, profession, and community.
We are seeking a team-oriented faculty member to work collaboratively with faculty within the Nutrition & Dietetics Program, School of Health Sciences, and College of Health and Human Sciences. The Nutrition & Dietetics program is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students. Salary and rank are commensurate with academic qualifications and experience. Opportunities for summer teaching and administrative duties with an additional summer stipend are available. Review of applications will begin in March 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Start date is August 1, 2022.
The Nutrition and Dietetics program includes two accredited programs by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND): an undergraduate didactic program in dietetics (DPD), and a graduate Master of Health Sciences- Nutrition concentration that includes a dietetic internship (DI) program. Both programs focus on a sound academic foundation that facilitates the development of effective, engaged dietetic professionals who will integrate their knowledge, skills, and values in application of current evidence in nutrition science to improve the health of individuals and diverse communities. For more information visit: Nutritiondietetics.wcu.edu or hs.wcu.edu.The Nutrition and Dietetics program is housed in the School of Health Sciences. The School of Health Sciences offers undergraduate programs in Athletic Training (through 2022), Emergency Medical Care, Environmental Health, Integrated Health Sciences, Nutrition & Dietetics, and Recreational Therapy. Graduate programs include the Master of Science in Athletic Training and the Master of Health Sciences. The MHS program offers concentrations in Emergency Medical Care, Health Education, Health Management and Nutrition & Dietetics. 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. More information on the school can be found on the website: hs.wcu.edu and information on the college can be found on the website: chhs.wcu.edu .Western Carolina University is a regional comprehensive university consisting of over 12,000 students with its main campus located in Cullowhee, NC. The county and surrounding areas provide residents a high quality of life with its 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 a 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 service, research and grant acquisition.
Duties and Responsibilities:· Support the vision and mission of the Nutrition & Dietetics Program, along with the School, College, and University.· Develop and deliver courses within the Nutrition & Dietetics Program.· Mentor and advise students in collaboration with the Advising Center with regard to academic progress and professional development.· Provide service to the university, profession, and community.· Maintain currency in the academic discipline through continuing education, research, and/or participation in activities within the profession, including involvement within professional organizations at the state, district and national levels.· Work cooperatively and collegially with all faculty and staff in the Nutrition & Dietetics Program, School of Health Sciences, and across the institution.· Carry out other assignments and duties as assigned by the Nutrition & Dietetics Program Director, Director of the School of Health Sciences, and Dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences.
WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.Minimum Qualifications:
o Doctoral degree in nutrition or related field from a regionally accredited institution with one-year teaching experience in the nutrition discipline OR master’s degree accepted in nutrition or related field with ten years of experience in the field, five of which must be teaching in the fieldo One-year teaching experience in the field with a terminal degree; five-years teaching experience in the field with a master’s degreeo One-year clinical nutrition and/or administrative/foodservice practice-based experience or research in the field with a terminal degree; ten-years clinical nutrition and/or administrative/foodservice practice-based experience or research in the field with a master’s degreeo Evidence of service to the profession or communityo Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) credential required for teaching clinical courses and consideration for administrative duties such as ACEND DI or DPD Director Preferred Qualifications:
o Experience with ACEND accreditationo Demonstrated commitment to student engagement and successo Demonstrated success with student mentoringo Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skillsPosition Type:
Permanent Full-TimeNumber of Months Per Year:
02/23/2022Open Until Filled:
NoSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
Application must be made on-line. Hard-copy application materials will not be considered.
Applicants must upload the following attachments
- Cover letter
- List of at least three professional references (include complete contact information)
- One-page statement of teaching philosophy
- Copy of transcripts with evidence of degree conferral from all institutions
- Copy of credentials and certifications
For additional information, contact Dr. Elizabeth Wall-Bassett at [email protected]Background/E-Verify:
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Credential Verification:
Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.
All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.AA/EOE:
Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.University Safety:
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