The Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition at Michigan State University (MSU) is recruiting a fixed term assistant professor who will serve as the academic coordinator of its new online Masters Dietetic Internship (MS-DI) Program for administration (35% effort), teaching online courses (60%), and service (5%) to the department. This is a renewable 12-month annual year appointed faculty position.
The successful candidate will coordinate the graduate degree element of our 16- month MS-DI program, which was developed in 2018 based on a nationally recognized dietetic internship program and strong didactic program in dietetics at MSU. Annually the program recruits about16 MS-DI students who complete online coursework, develop/defend their Master’s project and complete nine-month community nutrition-focused dietetic internship in the state of Michigan.
The MS-DI program coordinator will be responsible for:
General academic administration of the program including recruitment, selection, and advising of students in conjunction with the dietetic internship director.
Coordinating master’s projects (non-thesis option) in collaboration with community stakeholders and graduate faculty members in the department, and serving on graduate student committees.
Identifying and developing community partnerships for master’s projects opportunities.
Identifying and coordinating new online courses for the program.
Developing and teaching new online courses for the program.
Performing departmental service as needed.
PhD, RDN with training and work experience in nutrition and dietetics.
Evidence of strong research skills, published research in peer reviewed scholarly journals, and strong communication skills.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion in teaching and practice.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Michigan State University provides its faculty and academic staff with a variety of benefits, which are among the best in academia. Among the most important are a retirement program, and health, prescription drug, dental, and life insurance coverages (http://www.hr.msu.edu/benefits/).
Internal Number: 594136
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As the pioneer Land Grant University, Michigan State University has strong related programs, and is committed to linking food, water, the environment, animal health, and human health. Its highly collaborative and productive faculty provide a very positive environment for professional growth and program expansion. MSU is a diverse community that provides regional, national, and international leadership in research, excellence in teaching with emphasis on international engagement and online programs, and a strong extension program that partners with diverse stakeholders to bring science-based responses to social and environmental challenges.
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