The Clinical Instructor is a non-tenure track position with responsibilities for clinical education and service. Clinical faculty may participate in research or other scholarly or creative activities.
Description of Primary Duties:
The position is a 12-month, non-tenure track faculty appointment as a Clinical Instructor in the Biomedical Sciences Department. Twelve (12) contact hours will be assigned typically in each fall and spring semester.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Teaching responsibilities to include teaching minimum 6-contact hours in the graduate and undergraduate dietetic programs. Courses may include Population Health Nutrition Practicum, Foodservice Management Practicum, Medical Nutrition Therapy II Practicum, and undergraduate 200 to 300-level nutrition courses.
Clinical coordinator duties will consist of 3-contact hours. Responsibilities include coordinating 9-month practicum schedule for the dietetic interns, assisting in recruiting placement sites for the dietetic internship, assisting in reviewing student and preceptor evaluations, and collaborating with off-site human resource departments in completing onboarding paperwork for dietetic interns. Online technologies will be utilized in this position.
Clinic duties will consist of 3-contact hours. Responsibilities include precepting dietetic interns at MSU Care and developing and maintaining professional relationships at the clinic. MSU Care is a Mercy affiliate clinic that serves uninsured, low-income adult patients.
Other duties include student advisement and engagement in department and community service.
Summer responsibilities include maintaining clinic hours at MSU Care, continuing to coordinate 9-month practicum schedule for the interns and onboarding paperwork, assisting in coordinating housing and orientation for the interns, managing and providing feedback on dietetic interns' summer pre-work assignments, and other duties as assigned.
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:
The minimum acceptable qualifications for the Clinical Instructor rank are determined by the department and approved by the Dean and the Provost. Clinical Faculty must be qualified as defined by professional/discipline standards, have practical experience appropriate for the responsibilities assigned, and must maintain appropriate professional credentials. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
The position has a minimum requirement of an earned Master's degree or ability to obtain by 5/30/2020, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD/RDN) credential obtained on or before August 1, 2018 and Missouri license eligible. Additional minimum qualifications include dietetic practice experience in providing medical nutrition therapy for the underserved population; experience as a dietetic preceptor; group teaching experience; team-oriented and self-directed with strong organizational and relationship-building skills including effective verbal and written communication. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Apply online at http://jobs.missouristate.edu/postings/44759
Upload in PDF format the following to the electronic employment application: (1) letter of application summarizing your interest in and qualifications for the position, in addition to how the position aligns with your career goals; (2) teaching philosophy statement; (3) curriculum vitae that must include applicant's qualifications in subject area, adult learning/teaching experiences, and clinical experience; (4) unofficial copies (official copy required upon hire) of transcripts (an institution-printed record of courses taken and grades or scores received for each); (5) contact information for three professional references; (6) copy of RD/RDN identification card issued by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
Screening of applications will begin on May 16, 2019 and completed applications received by that date will be assured full consideration. Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date of August 12, 2019.
For additional information, contact: Hillary Roberts, MS, RDN, LD, Search Chair (e-mail: HRoberts@missouristate.edu); (phone: 417-836-8884); Biomedical Sciences Department Missouri State University 901 S. National Avenue Springfield, MO 65897
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