Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University

Position ID:Cornell-DNS-LECTCOMMNUTRITION [#11312, WDR-00015319]
Position Title: Lecturer - Community Nutrition Coordinator
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Nutrition
Public Health
Appl Deadline: finished (2018/06/18, finished 2019/01/27)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Division of Nutritional Sciences is seeking a part-time (75% Effort), twelve-month Lecturer to start as soon as possible. The initial appointment will be for two years and is renewable for an additional two years contingent upon available work, funding and satisfactory performance. This lecturer will serve as the Community Nutrition Coordinator for the Cornell Dietetic Internship (DI). As coordinator this lecturer develops and sustains relationships with 12-14 community nutrition sites, places and oversees the supervised practice of 10 interns in these sites, instructs NS6250 (Community Nutrition in Action: Theory to Practice), assists the DI Director in ensuring accreditation standards and documentation requirements are met, and serves as part of the DI Leadership Team with the DI Director and Clinical Management Coordinator.

The Division of Nutritional Sciences
The Division of Nutritional Sciences (DNS) at Cornell University is among the largest academic units in the United States devoted to human nutrition. DNS is a multi‐disciplinary unit with scholarly activities that integrate knowledge from the physical, biological and social sciences in the areas of molecular, human, international and community nutrition through teaching, research, and outreach related to nutrition and health, food systems and behavior patterns, and social and institutional environments and governmental policies in relation to human health. Multidisciplinary research, graduate training, and outreach programs include Precision Nutrition, Maternal and Child Nutrition, Nutritional Genomics, Food Systems for Health and Nutrition, Nutrition and Global Health, and Obesity and Chronic Disease. In carrying out its mission, DNS supports and contributes to advancements in basic disciplines and promotes the health and well‐being of populations in the US and globally.

Academic Environment at Cornell University
Cornell is a major Land Grant research and teaching institution established in 1865 with both endowed and state‐assisted units. The student population on the Ithaca campus is approximately 5,350 graduate/professional students and more than 14,000 undergraduates. Cornell offers a strong, interdisciplinary research environment. Recently, Cornell initiated campus‐wide investments in the Life Sciences, the Cornell Population Program, the Institute for Social Sciences Institute and the Global Health Program, and the Weill Cornell Medical College Located in New York City. Cornell University is an equal opportunity employer.

Develop, maintain and sustain relationships with 12-14 community nutrition sites willing and suitable to provide supervised practice for at least one intern for 3.5 months four days a week and engage in mutually beneficial limited focus research project by intern under the supervision of the instructor of NS 6350 with oversight and coordination by the Community Nutrition Coordinator. This includes travel to sites with an assigned intern at least three times per year to plan the supervised practice and to observe the practice and additionally as necessary with all sites.
  • Recruit, evaluate and sustain sites with an appropriate preceptor located in Ithaca and nearby areas (Binghamton, Elmira, Syracuse, Auburn, Cortland, Waterloo, etc.) and in Rochester.
  • Assign incoming interns to appropriate site that builds on, but does not duplicate, intern’s past experiences in order to enhance their development of entry-level competence and mutually supports intern’s and site’s needs.
  • Plan and coordinate with the DI Director and instructor of NS 6350 final community nutrition research presentations and preceptor appreciation events,
  • Plan, implement, evaluate and document preceptor training annually to meet ACEND Accreditation Standards.
  • Instruct the 3 credit NS 6250 Community Nutrition in Action: Theory to Practice course ensuring strong social and behavioral theory informed practice and critical application of evidence to practice
Provide necessary oversight and coordination for the supervised practice of up to 10 interns from mid-August to mid-December and early June to December for combined PhD-RD and PhD students as required
  • Coordinate with instructor of the 3 credit NS 6350 Introduction to Community Nutrition Research course on research the research projects and their integration with community supervised practice.
  • Plan and coordinate the Research Symposium and Preceptor Recognition Luncheon in collaboration with the DI Director, instructor of NS 6350and support staff including developing the agenda, handouts, preceptor gifts in consultation with the interns and DI Director and intern gifts in consultation with the DI Director and Instructor of NS 6350.
  • Prepare and maintain required accreditation files of Cooperative agreements and in coordination with DI Director Affiliate Agreements and MOU that require University Counsel review with each community nutrition placement site that are signed by the site preceptor, DI Director and Community Nutrition Coordinator and DNS Director as appropriate;
  • Ensure completion of DI competencies and learning experiences, learning contracts between intern, preceptor and coordinator and competency evaluations (by intern, preceptor and coordinator) of intern’s performance in the placement site and coordinate with Director preparation of legally approved agreements as needed for specific sites.
  • Coordinate with DI director evaluations of placement sites annually, strategic and management plans for community nutrition supervised practice, accreditation reports and self-evaluations and student learning outcomes reporting relevant to the community nutrition supervised practice.
  • Coordinate with DI director and clinical/management coordinator effective implementation, contributions to DNS and CCE mission and compliance with accreditation standards of the supervised practice of the Cornell Dietetic Internship.
  • Participate in DI Open House and informational interviews with prospective applicants.
  • Participate in selection interviews and process annually for pre-select, regular selection and post-match selection of interns. • Participate in internship graduation in June in Rochester.
  • Participate in internship advisory council meetings as requested.
  • Write letters of reference for interns and alumni as requested. This position reports to the DI Director who is also the Dietetics Program Leader.
Required Qualifications: RD, 5-7 years of relevant dietetics practice experience, at least 3-5 of which are directly relevant to community nutrition. Advanced degree in relevant field such as dietetics, nutrition, health promotion, public health, health administration or business administration. Demonstrated understanding of social and behavioral theory, critical evaluation of research literature and application of theory to practice.

Preferred Qualifications PhD with relevant community nutrition research experience.

To Apply: Applicants must apply through Academic Jobs On-Line, and upload a letter of interest, teaching statement and CV.   Please arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted through Academic Jobs On-Line.

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Further Info:
Cornell University
Division of Nutritional Sciences
Savage Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853

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