The Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at the University of Vermont seeks a Clinical Assistant Professor in Dietetics. This 9-month, non-tenure track, position involves undergraduate and graduate teaching, clinical supervision and service in support of the ACEND accredited undergraduate and graduate programs in Dietetics. The effective date of the position is August 22, 2022.
The candidate must have an RDN, and at minimum an earned MS and preferably a doctoral degree (e.g., Ph.D., Dr.P.H., Sc.D.) in a relevant field such as nutrition, education and/or public health. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the undergraduate Dietetics program, run the undergraduate Practicum program, advise undergraduates, coordinate clinical relationships across the state of Vermont, collaborate closely with the undergraduate DPD director and the MS in Dietetics director on matters related to clinical collaborations and rotations. There are also professional contribution and service expectations. Teaching responsibilities will include Clinical Nutrition 1 and 2, and additional teaching responsibilities may include but are not limited to Nutrition in the Life Cycle, Nutrition Education & Counseling, and Food Service Management.
Also, the successful applicant will be expected to develop service-learning courses and to collaborate with colleagues in Nursing and Health Sciences and the UVM Medical Center on courses, internships, and practicum. The department is keenly interested in diversifying its faculty and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds. The dietetic programs at UVM approach nutrition from a weight-inclusive perspective. Successful candidates will demonstrate knowledge of, and commitment to, a weight-inclusive approach.
Applicants must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a teaching philosophy that conveys the applicant’s vision on teaching and learning, as well as how they will incorporate required dietetics learning objectives (KRDNs) into their courses when necessary. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further the University’s goal of fostering diversity and inclusiveness on campus, as well as how they will integrate weight inclusivity into their teaching or practice of dietetics. Applicants are also expected to submit a separate statement on how they will contribute to Our Common Ground and advancing diversity and inclusive excellence at the University of Vermont.
Members of the University of Vermont community embrace and advance the values of Our Common Ground: Openness, Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Innovation, and Justice. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the ideals of accessibility, inclusiveness, and academic excellence as reflected in the tenets of Our Common Ground. To learn more about Our Common Ground please visit: https://www.uvm.edu/president/our-common-ground.
Applications must be submitted online at www.uvmjobs.com, position #00025978. Please submit the names and email addresses of three references in the application. Questions may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Lizzy Pope, Nutrition and Food Sciences Dept., 109 Carrigan Drive, 254 MLS, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05405 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Evaluation of applications will begin on June 10, 2022 and will continue until suitable candidates are identified.
Founded in 1791, UVM has been called one of the “public ivies” and is consistently ranked as one of the top public universities in the United States. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit the UVM-NFS website: www.uvm.edu/nfs and the city of Burlington, Vermont website: http://www.burlingtonvt.gov/.
The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution.
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