Department of Nutrition

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Clinical Faculty Position, Department of Nutrition

Position: Clinical Assistant Professor with doctorate or appointment as Lecturer with master’s degree and Program Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics

Position summary: The Department of Nutrition at the University of Tennessee invites applications for a 12-month, non-tenure track clinical faculty position with an expected start date of August 1, 2019. This faculty member will play an integral role in course development, implementation, and success of a novel Future Education Model Graduate Program, which bridges applied coursework in our ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics at the undergraduate level with a new M.S. concentration in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics and reorganized experiential learning components from the ACEND-accredited Dietetic Internship. This program uniquely integrates experiential learning in a stepwise progression from simulations to practice, emphasizes mentoring of senior-level undergraduates by graduate students in the practice setting, and culminates in a clinical outcomes data monitoring and analysis project using the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Health Information Infrastructure (ANDHII) platform. Graduates of this program will be eligible to take the registration examination for dietitians.

Responsibilities will include development and implementation of new applied course content which will be grounded in evidence-based practice, the Nutrition Care Process, client-centered practice, interprofessional practice within clinical practice sites, and competency-based learning. Course development and implementation will occur in close coordination with the director of the Future Education Model Graduate Program and other personnel. Teaching responsibilities will include instruction of undergraduate students and, if holding a doctoral degree, graduate students in the M.S. concentration in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics. Administratively, this individual will direct the ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics including preparation of all associated ACEND reports, documents, and outcomes monitoring. They will advise undergraduate students enrolled in the Dietetics concentration regarding curriculum and career development. Service activities will be as assigned.

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include master’s degree in nutrition or health-related field (doctoral degree preferred), credentialing as a RDN by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, licensure or eligibility for licensure as a Dietitian/Nutritionist (LDN) in Tennessee, 3+ years of clinical nutrition/dietetics or equivalent experience post credentialing, excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills, detail oriented with strong organizational, data management, and technology skills, a commitment to innovation in nutrition and dietetics education, and passion for developing the next generation of practitioners. Active membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and in Nutrition and Dietetics Educators and Preceptors is desired.

Application Procedures and Timeline:

Send email inquiries, application materials, or nominations to Dr. Melissa Hansen-Petrik, Search Committee Chair, at Application materials must include a cover letter, current CV, and three professional references. The cover letter should include a statement of interest and aspirations for the position as well as teaching philosophy. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

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