Assistant Professor Community Nutrition

Montana State University

United States

December 26, 2021

Description

Position Details Announcement Number FAC - VA - 22016

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Rebecca Koltz , Ph.D., Professor and Department Head, (406) 994-3244 or rebecca.koltz@montana.edu

Classification Title Working Title Assistant Professor Community Nutrition Brief Position Overview

The Department of Health and Human Development seeks an energetic faculty member to join our team as Assistant Professor with demonstrated scholarly excellence in Community Nutrition. This position will teach across several majors in the department including an accredited didactic program in dietetics, and interdisciplinary program in sustainable food systems and a hospitality management program, with a farm to table emphasis and will engage in a growing statewide initiative centered on Indigenous food systems. The position is a tenure-track, academic year appointment with potential for summer employment. Responsibilities for teaching (50%), research (40%), and service (10%) are required for this position.

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. We seek candidates whose teaching, research and service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse audiences in higher education. Members of groups traditionally underrepresented in this field are encouraged to apply. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Faculty Tenure Track Yes Faculty Rank Assistant Professor Position Number 4A4187 Department Health & Human Development Division College of Education, Health & Human Development Appointment Type Faculty Contract Term Academic Year Semester If other, specify From date If other, specify End date Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining FTE 1.0 Benefits Eligible Eligible Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications Contract Type MUS If other, please specify Recruitment Type Open

General Statement

The Department of Health and Human Development at Montana State University (MSU) invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Community Nutrition to teach courses in community nutrition, food and culture, research methods, among other possible courses related to community nutrition. The position is a tenure-track, academic year appointment with potential for summer employment.

Montana State University values a broad array of experiences and perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally rich campus environment. We seek candidates whose teaching, research and service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse audiences in higher education. In support of our strategic plan, which promotes access and respect, we enthusiastically encourage members of traditionally underrepresented groups to apply. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • 50% teaching, 40% research, 10% service and outreach.
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate course work.
  • Advise and mentor MS (Sustainable Food Systems and/or Exercise and Nutrition) and PhD (Indigenous and Rural Health Program) students and assist in recruitment of graduate students.
  • Develop and maintain a high impact scholarly research program in community nutrition, or related area, via publications and external funding.
  • Develop research collaboration both within and across disciplines.
  • Engage in outreach activities and perform service to the department, college, university, and the profession including involvement and leadership in state/regional, national and or international professional associations.
  • Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • An earned doctorate by hire date in food and nutrition, dietetics, community nutrition, public health, food systems or related disciplines.
  • Passion for and demonstrated record of effective teaching at the college level.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct research in the area of community nutrition, rural health, food systems or related disciplines.
  • Proven ability to collaborate in an interdisciplinary fashion through teaching, research and outreach efforts.
  • Demonstrated ability in helping students from diverse backgrounds succeed.
  • Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • R.D. or R.D.N. (registered dietitian) by hire date
  • Demonstrated experience with multidisciplinary teaching and research.
  • A record of scholarly activity including peer-reviewed publications and/or presentations.
  • Demonstrated experience and/or interest in innovative teaching methods.
  • Interest and experience in Indigenous food systems, health equity and/or rural health scholarly work.
  • Interest and experience in teaching at the graduate level.
  • The Successful Candidate Will

  • Possess excellent communication skills,
  • Demonstrate the ability to build innovative and integrative teaching, research, and outreach programs, and
  • Demonstrate commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence in an educational and work environment.
  • Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

    This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

    Physical Demands

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

    The Program

    The Food & Nutrition, Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems and Hospitality Management programs are undergraduate programs within the Department of Health and Human Development at Montana State University. The Sustainable Food Systems graduate program (MS) prepares leaders in areas related to sustainable food production, food product innovation, nutrition, food security, supply chain resilience, consumer issues and waste recycling. The Dietetic Systems Leadership/Dietetic Internship (MS/DI) prepares leaders for progressive future practice in dietetics. Graduates are in the forefront of leading changes in healthcare, food and nutrition policy, and food systems in a manner that impacts individual, family and community health.

    The Department

    The department is located in the College of Education, Health and Human Development (EHHD). The departmental mission is to enrich human well-being through teaching, research, and outreach. The department strategic efforts are outlined on the departmental website.

    The College

    The mission of the College of Education, Health and Human Development (EHHD), is to prepare highly qualified professionals through exemplary programs, advance knowledge about education, health, and human development, and serve the people of Montana and the nation through outreach and practical application of its expertise.

    Our college is home to a wide variety of programs that fulfill Montana's land grant mission of providing services to the people of Montana and beyond.

  • We partner with leaders on Native American reservations to develop ways to lead healthy lifestyles and improve education for children and adults, and work to preserve native languages.
  • We prepare teachers for elementary and secondary classrooms.
  • We help soldiers and other professionals become teachers.
  • We provide graduate programming for educational leaders including K-12 principals and superintendents.
  • We prepare graduate level counselors for professional licensure.
  • We educate families to enrich overall well-being and how to make healthy choices related to nutrition and physical activity.
  • We prepare students for future careers in coaching, counseling, financial planning, dietetics, community food systems, physical therapy, and medicine.
  • Number of Vacancies 1

    Desired Start Date August 2022 Position End Date (if temporary) Open Date Close Date Applications will be:

    Review of applications will be on a continual basis and will continue until the position is filled.

    Special Instructions

    Documents required for this application:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter detailing experience and addressing all required and preferred qualifications.
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Research statement
  • Please note: A minimum of five professional references are required in your profile when applying for this position.

    Diversity Statement

    Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of

    Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of an individual's race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran's status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. In support of the University's mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

    Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant's ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee's ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; recruitment@montana.edu .

    In compliance with the Montana Veteran's Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran's preference please complete the veteran's preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

    MSU's Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: https: // www. montana.edu/equity/policies/grievanceprocedures.html.

    FLSA Details FLSA Status Exempt Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement
  • Teaching Statement
  • Cover Letter addressing each of the Required and Preferred Qualifications
  • Optional Documents

    Supplemental Questions

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