The Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor. This non-tenure track faculty position has full responsibility for overall planning, management and administration of the Coordinated Program (CP). This is an accredited educational program for individuals who meet the academic requirements for professional education in dietetics as specified by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). Upon completion of the program, graduates are awarded either a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition or a Master of Science in Nutrition, have completed the required supervised practice hours for Registered Dietitians (RD), and are eligible to take the registration examination to become an RD. This program is a two and a half year, 6 semester (26 month) training which is accredited for a maximum of 36 students by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
The nutrition program at UIC offers degrees at the bachelors, masters and PhD levels. Our MS CP began in 1998 and is uniquely situated to meet the “graduate level entry” which will soon be required by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for entry level Registered Dietitians. The department has an award-winning teaching garden which has been incorporated into all of our foods courses and a new metabolic kitchen for conducting feeding trials. We are the only nutrition program in a Research 1 University in the Chicago area and are among the few US universities with the full range of health sciences colleges, which include the Colleges of Applied Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Social Work, and Public Health. These features attract many outstanding undergraduate and graduate applicants to our program.
Specific responsibilities include:
Direct the administrative aspects of the Coordinated Program including student recruitment, advisement, evaluation and counseling; maintenance of program accreditation, including timely submission of fees, reports and requests for major program changes.
Undergraduate and graduate course and curriculum development, assessment and evaluation
Development of policies and procedures for effectively managing all components of the program (such as program admission, retention and completion policies).
Participate in scholarly activities which can include, but is not limited to invited workshops, poster or platform presentations (scientific and/or educational) at the regional and national levels, publications in professional journals
This is a full-time, academic nine-month appointment with an additional summer appointment. Duties are split between management of the CP (25%) and teaching within the program (75%).
The successful candidate must have an earned doctoral with emphasis in human nutrition and Registered Dietitian credential with at least 3 years of clinical experience.
Using https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=107514, interested candidates should submit PDF-formatted applications including a curriculum vitae and a brief statement on their interest in the position and vision for RD training. The candidate should also provide the names and contact information of three individuals who have agreed to provide letters of reference. For fullest consideration, please apply by February 18th, 2019.
UIC is an EOE/AA/M/F/Disabled/Veteran.
The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.