Assistant or Associate Professor of Dietetics & Nutrition

University of Alaska

United States

May 23, 2022

Description

Assistant or Associate Professor of Dietetics & Nutrition

Apply now Job no: 519553 Classification: Assistant Professor (F9) Grade: UNAC Grade 30 Work type: Faculty Full-time, On Campus Administrative Unit: University of Alaska Anchorage School/Business unit: UAA College of Health Location: Anchorage Categories: Education/Instructional, Health Profession

Position Summary:

The UAA College of Health, Dietetics & Nutrition Department within the School of Allied Health is searching applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor of Dietetics & Nutrition. We are looking for an individual who will work in a collaborative/interdisciplinary teaching environment in the delivery of Allied Health courses within the UAA Dietetic & Nutrition program. The faculty member appointed to this position will provide didactic education to Allied Health students with an emphasis on Dietetic & Nutrition related courses.

Duties:

100● Teaching courses including, but not limited to: normal nutrition, sports nutrition, advanced nutrition, and nutrient metabolism, among other potential graduate and undergraduate courses. ● Chair and committee member for graduate student research projects. ● Directing student learning and assessing student progress in achieving the requirements of the program in the appropriate learning domains. ● Additional duties include course revision, academic assessment, curriculum improvement, text evaluation, academic advising, program development and University committee participation.Essential

About the University of Alaska Anchorage: The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Goose Lake Campus is located in Anchorage, Alaska. The attractive wooded campus, at the foot of the Chugach Mountains, serves as a cultural hub for the city. Careful development has left the campus an urban oasis with resident wildlife populations including moose, waterfowl, and birds.

The University fosters an inclusive, welcoming and respectful campus community that promotes diversity, civility, inclusion, and an appreciation for each unique member of our academic community. UAA promotes and celebrates diversity through its academic and community support programs, clubs, committees, and councils. Intellectual honesty, mutual respect, and freedom from discrimination, intimidation, discriminatory harassment, and violence are central to our mission.

We honor diverse experiences and perspectives—including differences in ideas, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, culture, nationality, age, disability, veteran and socioeconomic status—and strive to create welcoming and inclusive learning environments where all are treated with respect.

At UAA, valuing diversity is integral to excellence. Diversity maximizes our potential for creativity, innovation, educational excellence, and outstanding service to our communities.

About the College of Health and School of Allied Health: The College of Health (COH), one of seven UAA schools and colleges, is a major center for development and delivery of professional, career and technical, community, and continuing education programs. In keeping with the mission of the University of Alaska, COH has a commitment to innovation and flexibility insuring high quality education, and training is available to all who have the ability and interest to pursue an education or profession.

The School of Allied Health at the University of Alaska Anchorage is one of the largest divisions within the College of Health and encompasses the following programs: Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting, Fire and Emergency Services, Pharmacy Technology, Radiologic Technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Medical Assisting, Medical Laboratory Science, Physical Therapist Assistant, Dietetics & Nutrition, and Surgical Technology.

Position Summary: The University of Alaska Anchorage, School of Allied Health seeks an individual who will work in a collaborative/interdisciplinary teaching environment in the delivery of Allied Health courses within the UAA Dietetic & Nutrition programs. The faculty member appointed to this position will provide didactic education to Allied Health students with an emphasis on Dietetic & Nutrition related courses. The ideal candidate will possess the following credentials: RDN. This position supports the University of Alaska bipartite mission of performing teaching and service.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Didactic and/or clinical teaching experience in foodservice, clinical nutrition, ambulatory care, or closely related area.

  • Commitment to student-centered learning, student engagement, and teaching excellence.

  • Leading or working in a diverse workforce in a multi-cultural setting.

  • Knowledge of current Dietetic & Nutrition scope of practice.

  • Commitment to and the ability to work effectively within the scope of the College of Health mission and to work with a diverse student and staff population.

  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Computer literacy.

  • Knowledge of contemporary curricular content for the education of the Dietetic & Nutrition.

  • Required Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years' recent experience working as an RDN.

  • Teaching experience in college-level Dietetics and Nutrition courses with a commitment to student-centered learning, student engagement, and teaching excellence.

  • Documented evidence of successful use of instructional technologies and ability to communicate effectively as a teacher.

  • Experience leading or working in a diverse workforce in a multi-cultural setting.

  • Experience in student evaluation and outcomes assessment.

  • Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in multiple areas of dietetics.
  • College-level teaching experience both online and in the classroom.
  • Experience with accreditation, writing self-studies, and participation in site visits.
  • Online course development and curriculum development experiences.
  • Education/Training:

  • Doctoral level preparation to include PhD, EdD or Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition (DCN).
  • Required to be a Registered Dietetic Nutritionist (RDN) and obtain licensure in the state of Alaska upon hire.
  • Salary:

    Salary will be based upon level of applicable academic preparation and experience.

    Assignment Information:

    Tenure Track, Assistant or Associate Professor rank, Tripartite, Full-Time, 9 months per year (mid-August to mid-May) and full employee benefits package (https: // www. alaska.edu/jobs/benefits/)

    Special Conditions of Employment:

  • Applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States.
  • No work visas will be sponsored for this position.
  • Provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position as well as any national and/or state credentialing documents. Must be provided at the start of employment.
  • Registered Dietetic Nutritionist (RDN) and obtain licensure in the state of Alaska upon hire.
  • This position will be working at the Anchorage campus.
  • This is not a remote position.
  • Application Requirements: Applicants will need to upload the following documents to their online application:

  • Cover letter highlighting qualifications that meet the specific requirements of this position
  • Comprehensive Curriculum Vitae/resume

  • One-page statement explaining your experience and commitment to inclusion and equity for mentoring, advising, and teaching diverse student populations

  • Copy of transcript verifying highest degree

  • Copy of RDN

  • Names and contact information for three professional references

  • Supplemental documents as additional information to support your application

  • Review Date: Review of applications will begin on May 23, 2022 and remain open until recruitment is closed.

    Union Representation:

    This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC).

    Affirmative Action Statement:

    UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www. alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

    Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

    The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

    Background Check:

    The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

    Public Disclosure Statement:

    Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

    University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

    University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

    Training Policy:

    It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

    Contact Information :

    If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

    Advertised: 06 May 2022 Alaskan Daylight Time Applications close:

    Apply now

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