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, 2021. This faculty member will play an integral role in educating and training nutrition and dietetics students enrolled in 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. Graduates of this program will be eligible to take the registration examination for dietitians.
Primary responsibilities will include a combination of developing/teaching new applied courses and directly supervising students enrolled in applied courses involving direct client care within Federally Qualified Health Center outpatient clinics in the Greater Knoxville area. This individual will provide guidance and support as students employ the Nutrition Care Process to provide nutrition education and counseling to diverse clients who may have wide-ranging health conditions. The candidate is expected to be successful in a fast-paced setting grounded in evidence-based practice, client-centered care, and interprofessional collaboration. The instructor may also participate in the design and implementation of simulation experiences on campus to prepare students for a successful transition to the clinic setting. 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. Service activities will be as assigned based on interest and experience as well as departmental need. Salary commensurate with experience.
Minimum qualifications include master's degree (doctoral degree preferred) in nutrition or health-related field, credentialing as a RDN by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, licensure or eligibility for licensure as a Dietitian/Nutritionist (LDN) in Tennessee, 2+ years practice experience in clinical nutrition/dietetics.
Also required, 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. Creativity, flexibility, and ability to work with diverse populations, particularly underserved and minority groups, is essential.
Active membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as well as experience working with interpreters in healthcare settings is desired.
Application materials must include a cover letter, current resume or CV, and names and contact information for three professional references. The cover letter should include a statement of interest and aspirations for the position as well as philosophy for teaching students in the practice setting and in the classroom. Send email inquiries about this position to Dr. Melissa Hansen-Petrik, Search Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.
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