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Chair, Department of Human Nutrition with rank of Associate or Full Professor

Employer
Winthrop University
Location
Rock Hill, SC (Charlotte, NC Metro Area)

Job Details

Chair, Department of Human Nutrition with rank of Associate or Full Professor

Location:
Rock Hill, SC (Charlotte, NC Metro Area)
Open Date:
Dec 1, 2023
Description:

The Winthrop University Department of Human Nutrition seeks an experienced leader to join its diverse community. The position offers a balance of teaching in the discipline and leadership of the department and its programs.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the senior academic and administrative officer for the department;
  • Provide strategic and operational direction for the department;
  • Manage department activities and programs, including report writing and financial management; 
  • Develop curriculum;
  • Develop course schedules in cooperation with the undergraduate, graduate, and dietetic internship program directors;
  • Recruit, mentor, and evaluate faculty members, adjunct instructors, and administrative support personnel;
  • Oversee program assessment along with reporting and reafirmmation processes for ACEND and SACSCOC accreditation;
  • Promote the program to internal and external audiences, potential students, potential donors, professional partners, and future employers;
  • Serve on the College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Council;
  • Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in area of expertise as appropriate;
  • Advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students using in-person and online supports;
  • Engage in scholarly activity and professional stewardship appropriate to rank;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Employment conditions: The position offers a 9-month, tenure-track position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor along with a stipend for the administrative duties of the department chair. Salary commensurate with qualifications.

Position Availability:  August 1, 2024 


Qualifications:
  • Earned doctorate in Human Nutrition or closely related field;
  • Knowledge of and experience with the ACEND accreditation standards required;
  • Relevant administrative experience that includes understanding of personnel and fiscal resource management is preferred;
  • Strong leadership skills and interpersonal skills;
  • A record of teaching, mentoring, scholarship, and professional engagement commensurate with appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor;
  • Experience with online instruction, program development, and program delivery preferred.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in food science, food service management, or medical nutrition therapy
  • Ability to build professional relationships with area professionals;
  • Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN) credential and eligibility for state licensure (LD/LDN) in dietetics are both highly desirable
  • Experience with external grants and contracts a plus.

Application Instructions:

Applications should consist of:

  • Letter of application including the candidate’s interest in the position, qualifications for the position, administrative philosophy, scholarly research agenda and teaching philosophy
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Evidence of teaching excellence, scholarship, and successful administrative experience.
  • Contact information for three professional references.
  • Official graduate transcripts (Unofficial transcripts acceptable for initial screening).

Application Deadline: January 11, 2024, for full consideration. Applications will be reviwed at that time and materials received after the deadline may be considered if an acceptable candidate has not been identified.

About Winthrop University

Founded in 1886, Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina, offers its 6,000-plus undergraduate and graduate students an educational experience that blends liberal arts, professional programs, global awareness, and civic engagement. In its colleges of Business Administration, Arts and Sciences, Education, and Visual and Performing Arts, Winthrop embraces only those programs and activities that can be delivered at an exemplary level. Winthrop is well known for its inclusive and supportive campus environment, with University College supporting programs in both academic and student affairs. Winthrop University is achieving national stature as a competitive and distinctive co-educational, public, residential, comprehensive, values-oriented institution. The values of service, excellence, diversity, community, and leadership provide the foundation for Winthrop’s continuing development and shape Winthrop’s continuing success. Numerous national accolades reflect the sustained high quality and value of the Winthrop Experience, including the most recent U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Winthrop as one of the top-10 public comprehensive universities in the South. Winthrop is an active member of the Rock Hill community and recognized as a key component of the region’s economic resurgence. Approximately 20 minutes from Charlotte, North Carolina, Winthrop has direct access to and is engaged in a broad and expansive regional business community. Winthrop’s beautiful campus encompasses a rich architectural blend of neo-Georgian buildings and is included in the National Register of Historic Places. The attractive recreational and research complex area that surrounds Winthrop Lake is home to Winthrop’s 18 Division I men’s and women’s sports.

Winthrop University is committed to providing a safe campus community. Winthrop conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a student loan default check, a criminal history record check, and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Winthrop University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Organization

Ideally situated in the heart of the Carolinas, Winthrop University is a highly ranked public, comprehensive university in Rock Hill, South Carolina, that is committed to be among the very best institutions of its kind.  Founded in 1886, Winthrop offers its students an educational experience that blends liberal arts, professional programs, global awareness, and civic engagement.  Numerous national accolades reflect the sustained high quality and value of the “Winthrop Experience,” including the most recent US News & World Report’s ranking of Winthrop as one of the top-10 public comprehensive universities in the South.  

Winthrop Mag fall 2017Today more than 5,000 undergraduate and 1,000-plus graduate students are enrolled at Winthrop University.  The University recruits South Carolina’s most able students as well as highly qualified students from beyond the state whose presence adds diversity and enrichment.  Winthrop prides itself on being the institution of choice for groups traditionally under-represented on many college campuses, providing Winthrop faculty with the opportunity to create a teaching legacy that not only changes individual lives, but reshapes whole family trajectories.

Where we are matters, and Winthrop’s presence is significant.  Winthrop University is an active member of York County and recognized as a key component of the region’s economic growth.  With Charlotte  less than 20 minutes away—and 300-plus Fortune 500 Companies in Winthrop’s backyard—formal and informal community partnerships are numerous, threading through school and business networks. While Winthrop students have options about where they conduct their experiential learning, faculty and staff are privileged to select a residence from neighborhoods large, small, or somewhere in-between.  During holiday, Winthrop faculty find themselves a short drive from either the mountains or the beach.

Included in the National Register of Historic Places, Winthrop’s campus encompasses a rich architectural blend of neo-Georgian buildings.  The attractive recreational and research complex area that surrounds Winthrop Lake is home to Winthrop’s 16 Division I men's and women's sports. The physical beauty of Winthrop’s campus is a source of great pride, one that reflects the learning community for which it provides a foundation.  

 

Whether in the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business Administration, College of Education, or College of Visual and Performing Arts, Winthrop University offers only those degree programs that can be delivered at an exemplary level.  High-impact practices such as first-year experiences, common intellectual experiences, undergraduate research, and global learning are embedded throughout the curriculum, encouraging active teaching and learning.  At Winthrop, faculty—not teaching assistants—are the lead facilitators, class sizes are small enough that teachers know their students by name, and faculty research agendas often include student collaborators. 

Quality student life programs supplement the academic, providing opportunities and services to foster student development along cognitive, personal, and interpersonal dimensions.  Students pursuing lifetime wellness can run alongside their faculty at the Lois Rhame West Health, Physical Education and Wellness Center where members can access a climbing wall, four racquetball courts, a 25-yard pool with 8 lanes, four basketball courts, an 8,000 square foot weight room, 2,000 square feet of cardio space with four additional cardio stations, and two aerobic/activity rooms. 

Inside—and outside—the classroom Winthrop prioritizes a learning environment that produces Winthrop graduates who:

· Think critically and solve problems 

 

· Are personally and socially responsible 

 

· Understand the interconnected nature of the world and the time in which they live 

 

· Communicate effectively 

 

Faculty and staff who expertly model and teach these competencies are an excellent fit at Winthrop and a critical ingredient in the Winthrop Experience.  We encourage you to review current openings and bookmark our jobs page for future possibilities.

     

 

 

 

 

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