|Title: Lecturer and Dietetic Internship Program Director
Date: November 2016
Unit: School of Food and Agriculture
Reports to: Director of the School
Purpose: The School of Food and Agriculture seeks candidates for a full-time, nine month lecturer position, with two months of summer salary, in the program area of Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSN). The candidate will direct the graduate Dietetic Internship program, which includes teaching and advising in our graduate program, and will teach several undergraduate nutrition classes on-line.
The School of Food and Agriculture (http://www.umaine.edu/foodandagriculture/) has 35 faculty members, over 450 undergraduate students, and about 50 graduate students. In addition to FSN, the School offers B.S. degrees in Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Environmental Horticulture, and Sustainable Agriculture, as well as graduate degrees in a range of programs. School research efforts focus on the sustainable production of plants and animals, on nutritious diets that promote human health and well-being, and on safety and production issues important to food and agriculturally-related businesses. The wide range of academic interests in our School offer new faculty many opportunities to participate in, and develop, multi-disciplinary teams.
Duties and Responsibilities: This is a 100% teaching, non-tenure track position, which includes directing the Dietetic Internship program (https://umaine.edu/foodandagriculture/dietic-internship-ispp/) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Formal instruction duties will include planning and teaching Dietetic Internship courses, i.e. Orientation and Applications I & II, and Evaluation, and providing for the supervised practice experiences through the course Dietetic Supervised Practice. This position also includes on-line undergraduate teaching as part of the regular teaching load, including FSN 101, Introduction to Food and Nutrition, and FSN 270 World Food and Nutrition, or a similar course. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to advise FSN undergraduate majors and support undergraduate research and honors thesis projects.
The Dietetic Internship Program Director provides leadership to the program through supervision, communication, and evaluation, and maintains a program that complies with the Standards of Education of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In the areas of administration, the Director plans, visits, and takes leadership in the evaluation of the supervised practice sites and rotations; coordinates the internship application and selection process; and organizes faculty, preceptor and advisory meetings. A more detailed listing of Program Director responsibilities is available upon request from Dr. Susan Sullivan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Available resources at the University of Maine include the Mary Simcock Lynch Clinical Nutrition Lab, including equipment for conducting dietary and physical assessments. The Dr. Matthew Highlands Pilot Plant and commercial kitchen include food processing equipment and are available for teaching activities.
Knowledge and Skills Qualifications: A graduate degree is required by date of hire, with an earned doctorate in Nutrition or a closely-related discipline preferred. An RD/RDN credential is required, with at least three years of professional experience post credentialing and experience as a preceptor preferred. Other measures of potential for success are desirable, including excellent communication skills; prior experience in leading a credentialing program; and successful experience in college-level instruction, mentoring, and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Position Type and Work Year: This position is a full-time, nine-month (September to May) non-tenure-track lecturer appointment, with two months of summer salary.
Work Environment: The University of Maine, located in Orono, is the state’s land grant university. We have world-class faculty members; nationally recognized research; first-rate facilities; and a friendly, collaborative atmosphere. Orono is approximately one hour away from Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park and skiing and hiking areas. The area provides a pleasant, safe, and affordable living environment. Extensive cultural activities are available at the Collins Center for the Arts and in the greater Bangor Area.
To apply, submit 1) a cover letter, 2) C.V., 3) statement of teaching philosophy, 4) transcripts, and 5) the names, addresses (including titles and institutions), email addresses, and telephone numbers of three references. All materials must be submitted electronically in PDF format through our online application system at https://umaine.hiretouch.com. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. Appropriate background checks will be required.|
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