St.  Catherine University

Ranked Faculty - Department of Nutrition and Exercise Science

Apr 05, 2017
May 05, 2017
Employment Status
Full Time
Position Summary Information Position Responsibilities

The Department of Nutrition and Exercise Sciences invites applicants for full-time 9-month, tenure-track faculty appointment considered commensurate with qualifications as Director of Nutrition and Dietetics. Our department offers several undergraduate majors, including a flexible nutrition science program and an accredited didactic program in dietetics (DPD). This appointment begins fall of 2017(pending budget approval). Salary commensurate with education and experience.

We are seeking a thought-leader with a desire to grow our vision for nutrition at St. Catherine University. This position offers excellent opportunities to shape and enrich our programs and develop new programs (e.g. graduate degree in nutrition and/or a dietetic internship). We appreciate that nutrition is an ever-changing field and seek a candidate interested in adding innovative elements to our curriculums, with specific emphasis placed on interprofessional collaborations. Our department values the opportunities that come along with small class sizes and getting to know each of our students.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities include effective and visionary leadership for nutrition programming, including new program development, student recruitment, and policy/procedure management. The candidate will manage all ACEND-related requirements in compliance with the 2017 standards. The successful candidate will teach and develop a variety of nutrition courses and is expected to participate in scholarship-related activities and campus service.

Position Qualifications

An earned master's degree in nutrition, dietetics or closely related field, (earned doctorate or ABD with interest in completion preferred) along with current certification as a registered dietitian (RD/RDN). Three years of experience in higher education with evidence of achievements in teaching, scholarship, and service is required. Commitment to conducting, publishing, and presenting research at professional meetings should be evident in past experiences. Evidence of an interprofessional approach to teaching, research, and education is desired. Strong preference will be given to candidates who possess administrative and leadership experiences within ACEND or other accrediting bodies.

St. Catherine University seeks creative, adaptable faculty who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity and multicultural understanding. Candidates of color are encouraged to apply as are those who will contribute to a diverse candidate pool. Consistent with the university's Catholic identity, its commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their teaching, research and service.

Special/Other Requirements Summary To apply: Please go to the St. Catherine University Employment Site to electronically apply for this position. That website link is: Position number is: 20170009-FAC. Applicants may also visit the University Human Resources office, located in Derham Hall Room 8, to submit an electronic application. Attach a CV, teaching philosophy, and an application letter that includes a description of your experience with ACEND and vision for the future of nutrition and dietetics. Candidates selected for interview will need to provide 3 references. Official transcripts and background check will be required for employment. For any questions about eligibility or related to the position, please contact Dr. Mark Blegen, Associate Dean of the Henrietta Schmoll School of Health, at Review of applications will begin on April 15th and the position will remain open until filled.

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