Instructor/Assistant Professor, Nutrition and Dietetics

Job Details

Posting Number:

20220034FAC

Job Title:

Instructor/Assistant Professor, Nutrition and Dietetics

Type of Employment:

Regular Full-Time

Work Location:

Murray

Employment Term:

Academic Year

Position Type:

Faculty (Non-Tenure-Track)

Department:

Applied Health Sciences

Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching courses within the ACEND-accredited undergraduate and graduate Nutrition and Dietetics programs. The successful candidate should possess strengths in the following areas: quantity food production and purchasing, foodservice management (personnel and facilities), and principles of food science and preparation.The successful candidate will provide academic and career advising and mentor students through successful completion of coursework. The successful applicant must demonstrate proficiency and commitment to high quality classroom instruction, contribute to program development and evaluation, understand and assist with responsibilities of ACEND accredited DPD and DI programs, participate in school activities, and provide service to the university and community.Applicants should have knowledge of the organization and administration of higher education; the ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment; the ability to work collaboratively and independently with common goals as part of a team; the ability to make sound judgments and assist in resolving student concerns; possess effective interpersonal communication, writing, and organizational abilities; demonstrate civility in all interactions of a public or confidential nature; and demonstrate the ability to follow-up with colleagues, students, and all stakeholders in a timely manner.

Minimum Education Requirements:

A minimum of a Master’s degree in nutrition or a related field is required.

Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements:

Applicant must be credentialed as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist/Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration at the time the application is submitted or have reciprocity. Successful applicants must have attained state licensure (LD) via the Kentucky Board of Licensure by appointment date.

Preferred Education and/or Experience Qualifications:

Teaching experience in a higher education setting or as a preceptor of dietetic interns is preferred. In addition, it is vital for the successful candidate to have a working knowledge of ACEND standards for DPD and DI programs.

Note: If the successful candidate is master’s prepared, the position will be filled as a non-tenure track, instructor. If the successful candidate holds a terminal degree, the position will be filled as a tenure-track, assistant professor.

Minimum Salary:

$48,000

Maximum Salary:

$55,000

Posting Date:

04/13/2022

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Along with the application, the following items must be included:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching philosophy

For best consideration, please submit a completed application along with all required materials by May 31, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Organization

Working at Murray State University

For almost 100 years Murray State University has served students from the region, the nation and the world. Founded in 1922, the University has grown from an enrollment of 202 students to 10,017 today. Students receive personalized attention from supportive faculty and staff as the University offers a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Murray State University has ranked among the top universities in the nation in U.S.News & World Report's annual publication, America's Best Colleges, for the past 28 consecutive years. Additionally, The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Murray State a "Great College to Work For" for 7 of the past 10 years.

Recognition of the quality of Murray State programs is reflected in accreditations. Murray State has been continuously accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) since 1928. Program accreditations have also been attained in animal health technology, art, business, counseling, dietetics, engineering physics, several engineering technology programs, chemistry, journalism and mass communications, music, nursing, occupational safety and health, physics and engineering physics, social work, special education, teacher education and veterinary laboratory diagnostics.

Located in the Jackson Purchase lake area of west Kentucky, Murray State is a state-supported comprehensive University with four academic colleges - business, education and human services, humanities and fine arts, and science, engineering and technology - a school of agriculture, and a school of nursing and health professions. The University's 236-acre main campus is in Murray, a city of 17,741. The University offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, professional instruction, as well as continuing education programs.

The main campus comprises more than 70 major buildings, including classroom and office buildings and two libraries. The Waterfield Library houses the circulating collection, reference sources, government documents, microforms and periodicals. The historic Pogue Library contains special materials relating to the history and culture of west Kentucky and the region. Murray State also operates the Pullen Farm, Hancock Biological Station, Breathitt Veterinary Center and The Arboretum at Murray State. In addition to the main campus in Murray, the University's regional campuses and educational presences include Fort Campbell, Henderson, Hopkinsville, Madisonville and Paducah.

The University's mission statement is as follows:

Murray State University places our highest priority on student learning and excellent teaching, blending the range of educational opportunities often experienced at research institutions with the nurturing student-teacher interactions usually found at smaller universities. We offer relevant undergraduate and graduate degree programs with core studies in the liberal arts and sciences, leading to degrees from certificates to advanced practice doctorates that prepare students for success. Through effective and creative teaching, the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills to real-world situations, and academic and student support services, our quality faculty and staff foster student growth in knowledge, critical inquiry, and innovative thinking.

 

As a public comprehensive university dedicated to diversity, global awareness, and intellectual curiosity, we actively engage students, faculty, staff, and the community in collaborative scholarship, creative activity, and research. We invest in our communities through thoughtful public service in our 18-county service region and beyond. Our uniqueness arises from our combination of academic excellence, welcoming atmosphere, and dedication to student success through mentored, real-world learning opportunities in an open-minded and supportive learning environment.

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