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Assistant Professor specializing in Dietetics and Nutrition

Apply now Job No: 500364
Work Type: Faculty Full Time
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Faculty
Department: Health & Sport Science - 210500
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Position Summary:

Are you are looking for a faculty position where you can:
Engage in the holistic development of future RDN practitioners,
Work in an integrative, collaborative, interdisciplinary environment,
Mentor and teach highly motivated students,
Be part of a mission-driven institution,
Live affordably in a central location with easy access to both recreation and urban amenities? The University of Dayton Dietetics program provides this opportunity!

The University of Dayton Dietetics program, housed within the Department of Health and Sport Sciences, prepares students for the RDN credential by offering the ACEND accredited undergraduate program and a partnered graduate plus internship program, the UD Masters of Dietetics and Nutrition program and Premier Health Dietetic Internship program. We provide a holistic approach to developing future RDNs who are prepared to develop purposeful relationships, to engage in complex and multifaceted nutrition issues across practice areas, and engage in effective communication with diverse populations.

We are currently seeking applications for a tenure track faculty member to join our dynamic team of faculty to teach, mentor and engage in research in our highly collaborative undergraduate and partnered graduate program. Our faculty contribute fully to the mission of the dietetics program, the Department of Health and Sport Science, and the university through their primary work in teaching, mentoring, research, and service.

This is a tenure-track position with service beginning August 16, 2023. Some summer teaching opportunities may be available depending on program and department needs. The ideal candidate will be able to teach across the dietetics curriculum (undergraduate and graduate), provide academic and professional development mentoring to students, mentor graduate level research projects, and support data collection for the accredited programs.

At the University of Dayton, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a community with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage all interested candidates to apply.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • ABD nearing completion in dietetics, nutrition or related field
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Minimum 1 year of practiced based RDN experience beyond the dietetic internship
  • Experience teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level across the dietetics curriculum
  • Potential for excellence in: developing a research agenda related to the field of dietetics
Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may meet all preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

  • Doctoral degree (PhD or equivalent) in dietetics or nutrition or related field
  • Two or more years of practice based RDN experience beyond the dietetic internship
  • Teaching more than three years at the collegiate level in the U.S.
  • Sustained scholarly activity as related to the field of dietetics and nutrition
  • Successful experience in any or all the following:
    • Community-based collaboration in areas of interest;
    • Working with and/or teaching socially and culturally diverse communities;
    • Advising/precepting within an accredited dietetics program;
    • Data collection systems for accreditation;
    • Interdisciplinary collaboration on research and/or teaching.
    • Modeling excellence in teaching, to foster a stimulating classroom environment in creative ways
  •  Effective experience mentoring students on research projects, professional development, and/or career development
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills
  • Commitment to breadth of education, including educating the whole person in the Marianist tradition to support the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion and a commitment of service to the community, university and profession
Special Instructions to Applicants:

A complete application for the position consists of the following:

  • Letter of intent, which addresses all the required qualifications listed above and as many preferred qualifications as apply.
  • C.V. that includes CDR number
  • Unofficial copies of graduate transcripts.
  •  If PhD has not been completed, evidence of its completion in a timely manner is required such as a letter from the advisor attesting to the anticipated completion date
  • Statement on teaching philosophy that describes your ability and willingness to teach courses across an accredited dietetics and nutrition program
  •  Research Agenda
  • Evidence of successful teaching (e.g., student evaluations, peer evaluations, or external evaluations) if available
  • Contact information for three references who will be sent instructions on how to upload letters upon completion of the application.

Posting closes at 11:55 PM EST

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. We will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.

A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal contractors nationwide. With this development, the University will pause any enforcement action against employees who have not complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, 2021 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment status. The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements.

Closing Statement:

The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels. Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service.

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at http://www.udayton.edu/hr/employee_resources/dual_career_resources.php


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