The Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition at Michigan State University (MSU) is recruiting an Academic Specialist Advisor responsible for supporting the needs of the dietetics program, including academic and professional advising, teaching and service. This is a 12-month annual year appointed position.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:
advise prospective and all current undergraduate students in dietetics
assist students with applications for post baccalaureate dietetic internships
clear students for graduation
provide administrative support for the Didactic Program in Dietetics
serve as Department Honors college adviser as needed
Teaching (30%): teach two classes during the calendar year
actively engage in recruitment programs and efforts as needed at department, college and university level and beyond
participate in department, college and university committees as appropriate
write letters of recommendation for students applying to dietetic internships and to postgraduate professional schools
represent the dietetics program at professional conferences as needed and funds allow
Salary and Benefits
Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.Michigan State University provides its faculty and academic staff with a variety of benefits, which are among the best in academia.Among the most important are a retirement program, and health, prescription drug, dental, and life insurance coverages (http://www.hr.msu.edu/benefits/).
About the University
As the pioneer Land Grant University, Michigan State University (MSU) has strong related programs, and is committed to linking food, water, the environment, animal health, and human health. Its highly collaborative and productive faculty provide a very positive environment for professional growth and program expansion. MSU is a diverse community that provides regional, national, and international leadership in research, excellence in teaching with emphasis on international engagement and online programs, and a strong extension program that partners with diverse stakeholders to bring science-based responses to social and environmental challenges.
The MSU campus is located in the city of East Lansing, adjacent to the capital city of Lansing. The area has a diverse population of approximately 450,000. Local communities have excellent school systems and place a high value on education. The region has numerous music and theatre offerings, with an active arts community that includes the Wharton Center for the Performing Arts and the Broad Art Museum.
MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Job applicants are evaluated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. The University proactively upholds the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides individual accessibility plans to students and employees with disabilities. MSU is also proactive in exploring employment opportunities for dual career families, both inside and outside the University, and respects all family forms. Information about Worklife at MSU can be found at http://worklife.msu.edu.
The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR), which houses the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition and Dietetics Programs (Didactic and Dietetic Internship), is committed to achieving excellence by creating and sustaining an accessible and inclusive culture that values cultural and academic diversity. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The CANR is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that academic excellence is achieved through open access and proactive inclusion.
Masters -Dietetics, Human Nutrition or a related
Must be a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a MS degree that is preferably in Dietetics, Human Nutrition or a related field
At least 3 years of work experience in the dietetics field is required
Experience in academic advising is preferred with experience/interest in mentoring students from a variety of backgrounds
Interest in utilizing a variety of advising and/or teaching methods designed for broad student success
Excellent interpersonal, communication, technology and problem-solving skills
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion in teaching and practice
Required Application Materials
To apply, qualified applicants must submit an application at the MSU Human Resources website at https://careers.msu.edu(Posting #594098) that should include:
a cover letter (1 page);
current curriculum vitae;
statement of teaching/advising philosophies, accomplishments and interests that highlightsalignment with the position (maximum 2 pages),
summary of experience that fosters diversity and inclusion (maximum 1 page), and
list of three references with address, e-mail and phone numbers.
Review of the applications will start on August 1, 2019 but the position will remain open until filled. Earliest possible start date is August 15, 2019.
For more information on this position, please email the search committee chair (firstname.lastname@example.org) with “Didactic Program in Dietetics Adviser Academic Specialist in the subject heading.
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Internal Number: 594098
About Michigan State University
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