The Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition at Michigan State University (MSU) is recruiting a non-tenure track assistant professor who will serve as the academic coordinator of its new online Masters Dietetic Internship (MS-DI) Program. Responsibilities include program administration (35% effort), teaching online courses (60%), and service (5%) to the department. This is a renewable 12-month annual year appointed faculty position.
The successful candidate will coordinate the graduate degree element of our 16-month MS-DI program, which was developed in 2018 based on a nationally recognized dietetic internship program and strong didactic program in dietetics at MSU. Annually the program recruits about16 MS-DI students who complete online coursework, develop/defend their master’s project and complete a 9-month community nutrition-focused dietetic internship in the state of Michigan.
The MS-DI program coordinator will be responsible for:
General academic administration of the program including recruitment, selection and advising of students in conjunction with the dietetic internship director.
Coordinating master’s projects (non-thesis option) in collaboration with community stakeholders and graduate faculty members in the department, and serving on graduate student committees.
Identifying and developing community partnerships for master’s projects opportunities.
Developing and teaching new online courses for the program.
Performing departmental service as needed.
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 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.
Doctorate -Nutrition and Dietetics
PhD, RDN with training and work experience in nutrition and dietetics.
Evidence of research experience including publication of work in peer reviewed scholarly journals is highly desirable, and strong communication skills are required.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion in teaching and practice.
Required Application Materials
To apply, applicants must provide requested information at the MSU Human Resources site at http://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/listing/ and upload requested documentation. Documentation should include: 1) a letter of application, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy, 4) a paragraph on commitment to diversity, equity and inclusivity, and 5) the names and contact information for three references.
For questions about the application process, please contact Lisa Oliva, 517-353-3303, firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Won Song, 517-353-3332, email@example.com.
To ensure full consideration, all application materials must be received by January 31, 2020. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.
Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.
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