POSITION: The Department of Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion Mississippi State University http://www.fsnhp.msstate.edu/discover/food_science/index.asp announces an opening for Assistant Professor and Director of Dietetic Internship (DI) – full-time, tenure- track, nine month (with possible summer employment).
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have an earned doctoral degree in nutrition or a closely related area from an accredited university and be a Registered Dietitian. The preferred candidate will have experience and success in writing grant proposals, excellent communication skills, and demonstrated competency in using various methods of information technology for course delivery. Experience as a dietetic practitioner, relevant teaching experience, and peer -reviewed journal publications are desired. We are seeking a creative, energetic, and visionary leader with great passion in dietetic education for the management and growth of the DI program. RESPONSIBILITIES: This faculty position includes 25% administrative appointment for the role of the DI director, 25% research, and 50% for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The DI director provides leadership and implementation of the dietetic internship program, builds productive relationships with key partners, and enhances the dietetic program. The DI director will be responsible for implementing all ACEND dietetic internship accreditation requirements, including, but not limited to, preparing reports and updates, advising, and recruiting students. The successful candidate will also guide graduate students to conduct research.
THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion offers an undergraduate degree with concentrations in nutrition, food science, and culinology; a master of science degree with concentrations in nutrition, food science, and health promotion; and a doctor of philosophy degree with concentrations in nutrition and food science. Further information about faculty research interests, outreach, facilities and program details can be found at http://www.fsnhp.msstate.edu/discover/food_science/index.asp Numerous opportunities for collaboration are available within the department, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (http://www.cals.msstate.edu/), the Social Science Research Center (http://www.ssrc.msstate.edu/), the Southern Rural Development Center (http://srdc.msstate.edu/), the National Strategic Planning & Analysis Research Center (http://nsparc.msstate.edu/), as well as other cross-campus colleges and departments.
THE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND LIFE SCIENCES (http://www.cals.msstate.edu/) presents a broad array of opportunities for the study of life, encompassing nine schools and departments. Together, they offer 16 majors and 46 concentrations for undergraduates and 10 majors and 30 concentrations for graduate degrees.
MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY is located in Starkville, a thriving community known for cultural events including arts festivals, community theater, and SEC sporting events. MSU boasts a student population of more than 20,000. Students come from all cultures and backgrounds and represent 50 states and more than 70 countries. More than 300 campus organizations provide students, staff, and faculty with many opportunities for leadership and involvement. Apply at https://www.jobs.msstate.edu/ Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2015. The start date is negotiable. Please submit (1) a letter of application, including statements of vision for dietetics education and supervised practice, teaching philosophy, and research interest; (2) a curriculum vita; and (3) contact information (addresses and telephone/email) for three professional references and complete the Personal Data Information Form. For additional information, please contact to Dr. Brent Fountain, Search Committee Chair, Department of Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion, PO Box 9805, Mississippi State, MS 39762, 662-325-0849 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Mississippi State University is an AA/EEO employer.