Teaching Assistant/Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Didactic Program in Dietetics
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, Division of Animal and Nutritional Sciences
West Virginia University at Morgantown, WV
Academic Rank and Salary: Twelve-month, non-tenure track faculty position, 70% teaching and 30% administrative appointment in the Division of Animal and Nutritional Sciences, Davis College, West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The successful candidate for this position is expected to have a strong commitment to teaching excellence and programmatic administration/management skills to direct the Undergraduate Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) and prepare the outgoing undergraduates to compete nationally for the dietetic internship. The WVU DPD program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
Teaching responsibilities will include: •A 70% 12-month teaching assignment could require up to 10 course equivalents each year, spread over fall, spring and summer semesters, offered in-class, online, or through other mechanisms of delivery, and can include advising. Courses to be developed and offered include upper level undergraduate/graduate nutrition courses, with course relief available during course development and accreditiation review preparations, and for other reasons in consultation with the Division Director. •Mentor and advise undergraduate students through their course requirements including the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD). Participation in mentoring, advising and the research of graduate students will be available, as responsibilities allow, but will not be required.
Administration responsibilities will include: •Assure that all ACEND accreditation standards, policies, and procedures are met through required data collected and on-going programmatic reporting/updates to faculty and administration.
•Supervise the professional and academic advisement of students by implementing ongoing assessment procedures for the program as a whole including student learning outcomes and retention data.
•Monitor student completion of program requirements, providing eligible students with verification statements, and maintaining program records and files.
•Review curriculum to maintain compliance with ACEND standards and coordinate curricular actions for the program.
•Communicate and collaborate with the dietetics faculty concerning program compliance and with ACEND regarding program requirements, maintenance of program accreditation, and the submission of all required reports or requests for major program changes to ACEND. Work in close consultation with the Division Director to accomplish goals.
•Remain competent and current through maintaining RDN/LD credentials, self-directed professional reading, develop and maintain professional contacts with colleagues, attend professional development courses, and attend training and/or courses required by the supervisor.
•Manage grievances and complaints about the program received from students or others, including the disposition of the complaint and provides appropriate counseling as necessary.
•Contribute to Department, School and University committees.
Please refer to the ACEND website for a full description of Didactic Program Director responsibilities:
Application: Qualified applicants should submit an application letter and a current resume detailing their education, employment experience and qualifications. Applicants should have official college transcripts and three professional letters of reference forwarded to:
Brett Kenney, Ph. D. - Search Committee Chair
West Virginia University
Division of Animal and Nutritional Sciences
P.O. Box 6108
Morgantown, WV 26506-6108
Telephone: 304-293-1908 email: email@example.com
Applications will be accepted until February 1, 2019 or until the position is filled. West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, national origin, or sexual orientation.
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with current CDR (Commission of Dietetics Registered) card and related Masters degree required; earned Doctorate preferred; ABD (all but dissertation) will be considered; current or the ability to obtain licensure (LD) in the State of West Virginia will be required. Valid DL also required.
The selection process will also consider experience. Minimum three years of experience post credentialing of RDN is required and university teaching experience is preferred. Demonstration of research or scholarly and service activity in collaborative arena a plus.
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About West Virginia University
West Virginia University (WVU) is the state’s flagship land-grant institution and currently enrolls 33,000+ students, emphasizing a student-centered focus. WVU is a public research university (high research activity as defined by the Carnegie Foundation) and receives over $177 million worth of total sponsored funding annually. As the primary land-grant institution in West Virginia, teaching, research and engagement with the state through innovation are at the forefront of its mission. The Davis College has over 120 faculty, 150 full-time staff and enrolls over 2000 undergraduate and over 300 graduate students across a full spectrum of degree programs (28) housed in five academic units. The ANS Division consists of 25 faculty and full-time equivalent positions in animal and human nutrition, animal and reproductive physiology, food science and biochemistry. The Division offers four undergraduate academic majors, Animal and Nutritional Sciences (BS and BSA), Human Nutrition and Foods (BS), Biochemistry (BS), and Pre-Veterinary (BS), as well as majors for an MS and/or PhD. Included in these are an accredited undergraduate Didactic Program in Dietetics, an accredited Graduate Dietetic I...nternship program, and an American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology accredited BS Biochemistry program. The faculty have outstanding records of teaching and research, and its members have achieved national and international recognition.