| Title: Director of the Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (DP), Undergraduate Program Coordinator, and Lecturer in Human Nutrition |
Date: April 2017
Unit: School of Food and Agriculture
Reports to: Director of the School
Purpose: The School of Food and Agriculture seeks candidates for a full-time, nine month lecturer position, with one month of summer salary, in the program area of Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSN). The candidate will direct the Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (DP) and serve as the undergraduate Program Coordinator for the FSN program.
The School of Food and Agriculture (http://www.umaine.edu/foodandagriculture/) has 35 faculty members, over 450 undergraduate students, and about 50 graduate students. In addition to FSN, the School offers B.S. degrees in Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Environmental Horticulture, and Sustainable Agriculture, as well as graduate degrees in a range of programs. School research efforts focus on the sustainable production of plants and animals, on nutritious diets that promote human health and well-being, and on safety and production issues important to food and agriculturally-related businesses. The wide range of academic interests in our School offer new faculty many opportunities to participate in, and develop, multi-disciplinary teams.
Duties and Responsibilities: This is a 100% teaching, non-tenure track position, which includes program leadership responsibilities. The DP Director is responsible for the management of the DP Program including the curriculum, students, records, and program assessment, and all activities related to maintenance of program accreditation. The DP Director also mentors and advises students preparing to apply to a Dietetic Internship program. The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate courses including, but not limited to, FSN 103 Science of Food Preparation, FSN 202 Foodservice Management, and FSN 305 Foods Lab. This position also serves as the FSN Undergraduate Program Coordinator, with responsibilities for recruiting undergraduate students in FSN, advising first-year students in FSN, teaching the NFA 117 Issues and Opportunities orientation course for first year students, leading department efforts in curriculum revision and outcomes assessment, attending College program coordinator meetings, facilitating advising of all students in FSN by other advisors, and maintaining student files. Additional responsibilities may include teaching graduate classes, such as FSN 506 Nutritional Assessment, and serving on graduate committees.
Available resources at the University of Maine include the Mary Simcock Lynch Clinical Nutrition Lab, including equipment for conducting dietary and physical assessments. The Dr. Matthew Highlands Pilot Plant and commercial kitchen include food processing equipment and are available for teaching activities.
Knowledge and Skills Qualifications: A graduate degree is required by date of hire, with an earned doctorate in Nutrition or a closely-related discipline preferred. An RD/RDN credential, and at least three years of professional experience post-credentialing, are required. Other measures of potential for success are desirable, including excellent communication skills; experience in dietetic practice, and successful experience in college-level instruction, mentoring, and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Position Type and Work Year: This position is a full-time, nine-month (September to May) non-tenure-track lecturer appointment, with one month of summer salary.
Work Environment: The University of Maine, located in Orono, is the state’s land grant university. We have world-class faculty members; nationally recognized research; first-rate facilities; and a friendly, collaborative atmosphere. Orono is approximately one hour away from Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park and skiing and hiking areas. The area provides a pleasant, safe, and affordable living environment. Extensive cultural activities are available at the Collins Center for the Arts and in the greater Bangor Area.
To apply, submit 1) a cover letter, 2) C.V., 3) statement of teaching philosophy, 4) transcripts, and 5) the names, addresses (including titles and institutions), email addresses, and telephone numbers of three references. All materials must be submitted electronically in PDF format through our online application system at https://umaine.hiretouch.com. Review of applications will begin July 10, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. Appropriate background checks will be required.
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