Job Title: Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) Director, Assistant or Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Human Nutrition
Department: School of Human Environmental Sciences
Application Close Date: February 7, 2020
Anticipated Position Start Date: July 1, 2020
Non-tenure track, 12 month appointment at the rank of assistant professor or associate professor in the School of Human Environmental Sciences. The School houses the ACEND (Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics)-accredited DPD program, preparing students with the education to become registered dietitian nutritionists. The DPD Director is responsible for assuring that all ACEND accreditation standards, policies and procedures are met including survey distribution, data collection and evaluation; completing and submitting annual ACEND program reports; required ongoing program assessment and revision with ACEND standards changes; ACEND training of faculty who teach in the DPD Program; and communication and interaction with the Dietetic Program Advisory Board/stakeholders. In addition, responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching undergraduate nutrition/dietetics/food courses, mentoring honors students, academic advising and mentoring of program students through application to supervised practice programs, and working collaboratively and effectively with other faculty members to advance the missions of the program, School, College and University and engaging in departmental/university/professional service.
Application Instructions: For a complete position announcement and information regarding how to apply, visit http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/38494. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To be considered for the position, applicants should submit (1) a letter of interest (demonstrating how your strengths match the duties and qualifications listed above), (2) a statement of teaching and student related interests, (3) complete curriculum vitae, (4) all undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and (5) the names, titles, addresses, and contact information of three references. Completed applications received by February 7, 2020 will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. Official transcripts are required of all applicants and should either be mailed directly from the granting institution or provided by granting institution through a secure online link. The contact and mailing address is:
Dr. Kelly Way, Search Committee Chair
University of Arkansas
School of Human Environmental Sciences
118 HOEC Bldg., 987 W. Maple St.
Fayetteville, AR 7270
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
Earned Doctorate in nutrition, human nutrition, nutrition food science, public health nutrition or closely related field
Credentialed as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration
Minimum of three years professional experience post credentialing
Evidence of successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Preferred Qualifications (Required for Associate Professor level):
Familiarity with ACEND-accredited programs
Evidence of scholarly activity, including, but not limited to publications, conference presentations and grant writing
History of interdisciplinary training or collaborations
Internal Number: 38494
About University of Arkansas
The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, a land grant university with an enrollment of ~27,000 students, is considered the flagship institution in the state university system. The University of Arkansas has stated its intention to become a Top 50 public research university by 2021. Fayetteville is located in Northwest Arkansas in the scenic Ozark Mountains close to lakes, rivers, and national forests. Northwest Arkansas is served by Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport, linking the area to nearby international airports. Major cities located within a day’s drive of Fayetteville include: Dallas-Fort Worth, Tulsa, St. Louis, Kansas City, Little Rock, Memphis, and Shreveport.