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Assistant Professor - Nutrition and Dietetics

at University of the District of Columbia

Posted: 8/11/2019
Job Reference #: 1133
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Job Description

Title:Assistant Professor - Nutrition and Dietetics
Location:Van Ness

The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) of the University of the District of Columbia is seeking a dynamic individual for the Assistant faculty Nutrition and Dietetics position with a start date of August 16, 2018.

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Position Status: Full-Time, Regular

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: ES00004/2/

Salary Range: $42,974 - $62,700

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Brief Description of Duties

  1. Teach undergraduate courses to Nutrition and Dietetics students, as well as participate in conducting research and other scholarly activities in an area appropriate to the field of nutrition and dietetics. May teach graduate level courses with a terminal degree.

  2. Engage students in community-centered activities to prepare them for entry into dietetics internships.

  3. Work with students to plan and mentor research and service learning experiences that stress the experiential, active learning and development of critical skills relevant to the DPD program.

  4. Work with students to plan and implement effective leadership development opportunities both in the classroom and outside of the classroom.

  5. Serve as thesis advisor and committee member for graduate thesis projects.

  6. Develop and maintain awareness of urban community health issues related to underserved populations in the District of Columbia.

  7. Have a research focus in any of the following area: sustainable food systems, community nutrition intervention and education, behavioral nutrition intervention, food policy, pediatric obesity, and nutrition

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Utilize a variety of assessment techniques to ensure achievement of student learning outcomes.

  2. Demonstrate a familiarity with a variety of instructional delivery methods, including on-line learning, social media, portfolios to provide educational content and opportunities supported by evidence based research and individual expertise.

  3. Demonstrate a familiarity with Blackboard and Banner systems.

  4. Be familiar with the ACEND accreditation standards of Nutrition and Dietetics at the baccalaureate level.

  5. Work collaboratively with the Department Chair, Associate Dean, Program faculty, other academic units, CAUSES land-grant programs as well as with District of Columbia (DC) agencies and service providers to effectively address DC and national program priorities related to professional Nutrition and Dietetics practice, especially related to community health prevention and promotion.

  6. Perform student advisement, hold office hours, and perform course reviews with appropriate corrective/enhancement actions.

  7. Contribute to our land-grant mission through outreach and engagement with students, Cooperative Extension, and key community stakeholders.

Minimum Job Requirements

  1. Masters of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics required, PhD preferred

  2. Registered Nutritionist and Dietitian (RDN) or Registered Dietitian (RD)

  3. Professional Nutrition/Dietetics license in the District of Columbia

  4. Three years of full-time teaching or clinical experience in nutrition and dietetics AND two years of higher education experience

  5. Strong interpersonal skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills

  6. Proven record of teaching, research, program planning and problem-solving skills

  7. Familiarity with and adherence to ACEND accreditation standards

  8. Familiarity with or ability to become familiar with the urban land-grant university system and its dual mission or academic excellence and community outreach

Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by National Education Association (NEA) and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: opportunity/.