Visiting Position in Nutrition to Start August 2023

September 22, 2023
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Job Title Visiting Position in Nutrition to Start August 2023

Requisition No. 0000678 Job Description Summary

The Nutrition Program in the department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences in collaboration with the Athletics Department seeks a Visiting Special Instructor with expertise in sports nutrition, nutrition assessment, and counseling. The Special Instructor will teach nutrition and dietetics courses and provide nutrition and dietary counseling, education, and support for 18 NCAA Division I sport programs and one varsity eSports program. Candidates must demonstrate experience with or commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Responsibilities within the Nutrition Program include:

  • Develop and teach core nutrition and dietetics courses within the Nutrition program including Lifecycle Nutrition, Introduction to Nutrition, and Nutritional Assessment Methods
  • Serve as a liaison between OU Athletics and SHS to develop future collaborations including student practicums
  • Participate in dietetics accreditation activities and/or committees, as needed
  • Mentor students on academic and career pathways in nutrition and dietetics
  • Attend and participate in program, department, and school meetings and events
  • Responsibilities within OU Athletics include:

  • Conduct 1:1 nutrition assessment and provide follow-up with student-athletes on topics including but not limited to: performance enhancement, hydration, weight gain, weight loss/body composition changes, safe supplementation, blood work, injury prevention and healing, campus dining, travel, food allergies/sensitivities, and disordered eating behaviors;
  • Conduct sport-specific team nutrition education sessions;
  • Manage product ordering, inventory, and budgeting for student-athlete fueling station and the men's basketball fueling station, including collaboration and communication with the strength and conditioning staff and team managers;
  • Communicate consistently with athletic trainers and members of the sport performance teams;
  • Abide by NCAA, Conference, and University rules, regulations, and procedure
  • Minimum Qualifications

    Masters prepared registered dietitian/registered dietitian nutritionist (RD/RDN) with 1-2 years sports nutrition experience and knowledge of NCAA rules regarding dietary supplements and third-party certifications. Experience with teaching college nutrition courses preferred.

    Special Instructions to Applicants

    Please include a CV or resume and a cover letter describing interest in and fit for the position. To apply, upload a curriculum vitae (CV) or resume, cover letter describing interest in and fit for the position, contact information for two professional references, and unofficial transcripts. Candidates will additionally provide a Diversity Statement that describes their interest or efforts in furthering diversity and inclusion, e.g., through mentoring, pedagogy, activism, faculty recruitment/retention, or research on issues related to diversity and social inequality. Please also include proof of CDR registration as an RD/RDN.

    School/College & Department/Program Summary

    About the School of Health Sciences

    The School of Health Sciences (SHS) serves over 2000 undergraduate, masters, doctoral, and post-professional students through a singular model of advancing community-engaged translational relationships, and connecting theory to best practices. Built upon the foundations of the natural and behavioral sciences we are organized departmentally into four themes: Public and Environmental Wellness, Human Movement Science, Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, and Interdisciplinary Health Sciences (IDH).

    The IDH department, where life and health interests intersect , offers distinct degree programs at the bachelors (BS) level. Our undergraduate degree in Nutrition, with an optional dietetics specialization, has candidacy accreditation by ACEND as a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD). Our long- standing BS in Health Sciences degree offers study concentrations in holistic health, pre-health professions, and pre-pharmacy while our new BS in Health Systems degree supports pursuits of non-clinical, health-centered careers.

    About OU Athletics Oakland University Athletics boasts 18 NCAA Division I sports programs and a varsity eSports program and is part of the Horizon League. With 325+ student- athletes, our aim is to provide them a beneficial student-athlete experience to aid in their academic, athletic, personal, and professional development. Every employee plays a critical role in their holistic development.

    More About Oakland University

    The University is located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University offers 142 bachelor's degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Academics include programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Nursing. As an anchor institution in southeastern Michigan that is dedicated to building ongoing, collaborative relationships, Oakland University embraces community and civic engagement to enhance the lives of its students and positively impact the broader community. Learn more about Oakland University's “”https: // www. vision/“> https: // www. ”and “”https: // www.“> https: // www. ”.

    Pay Basis Open Date 08/22/2023 Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Visiting Faculty EEO Statement

    Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

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    Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Cover Letter
  • Transcripts (unofficial)
  • Diversity Statement
  • Licenses/Certifications
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