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Instructor/Assistant Professor, Dietetics Program Chair

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Work type: Faculty 9-Month, Faculty 12-Month (annual leave accruing)
Location: Jacksonville (Main Campus)
Categories: Faculty

Jacksonville State University

Dietetics Full-time Faculty Member and Program Chair

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Jacksonville State University is seeking to hire a full-time faculty member and program chair for the Didactic Program in Dietetics.

The faculty member/ program chair for Dietetics and Community Nutrition is responsible for instructional work to facilitate student comprehension and application of concepts, skills, and behaviors that contribute to the development of mature, able, and responsible members of society. This position exists to provide educational services to traditional and non-traditional students during the day or evening. Instructor may be required to teach courses within his/her concentration area on campus, off-campus, online courses, and possible videoconferencing depending on need of location.

The faculty member will serve as program chair for the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) and should be familiar with the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) requirements for programs and graduates. As program chair, the faculty member will be responsible for notifying all program faculty of both department and ACEND requirements and updates, maintaining accurate records, and creating reports for ACEND which includes graduate RD pass rate score, internship placement, and job placement once in the field. The faculty member will track undergraduate data for mastery of standards as measured by key assessments in dietetics courses.  They will also prepare dietetics students for dietetics internships including knowledge of the requirements to become a registered dietician (RD).

This position is for an instructor or tenure-track position in the undergraduate Dietetics and Community Nutrition programs with an anticipated start date of July 5, 2023. Applicants for this position must possess the following:

  • A master’s degree from a graduate institution of recognized standing or equivalent experience and professional recognition
  • Either demonstrated or presumptive potential for effective teaching and satisfying the duties and responsibilities of a faculty member
  • Credit for the minimum number of hours of graduate work required by the accrediting agency in the area of teaching responsibility
  • Current, unencumbered Registered Dietician (RD) licensure
  • 3 years of experience in a clinical or community setting
  • A valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications include the following:

  • A doctoral degree from an accredited institution in the area of dietetics, nutrition, or a related field.
  • 3 years of teaching in higher education
  • Experience working with Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
  • Experience in clinical settings

Founded in 1883, Jacksonville State University is a learning-centered university in Jacksonville, Alabama, whose mission is to provide distinctive educational, cultural, and social experiences for a diverse student population.

Located in the Appalachian foothills of northeast Alabama, approximately midway between Birmingham and Atlanta, JSU is home to more than 9,600 students representing 61 countries. As a learning-centered university, it strives to challenge students academically in a responsive environment, meeting their educational, career and personal goals. As an academic institution, it seeks to produce broadly educated graduates prepared for global engagement. As a public, comprehensive university, it promotes excellence in scholarly and service activities consistent with its academic and professional strengths. For a complete list of Goals, Core Values and Strategies to fulfill this Mission, go to the JSU Strategic Plan home page.

Academically JSU offers 101 academic programs and concentrations, including bachelor's, master's, post-baccalaureate, doctoral and advanced certificate programs in a variety of disciplines that prepare graduates for meaningful careers and ongoing education.  More than 40 online programs are offered.  The University features seven colleges on its 459-acre campus - Arts and Humanities; Business and Industry; Education and Professional Studies; Health Professions and Wellness; Social and Behavioral Sciences; Science and Mathematics and Library. Most academic programs have discipline-specific accreditations, a reflection of their quality and JSU’s commitment to excellence.

Review of applications will begin when the posting closes.

The expected start date is July 5, 2023

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