Nutrition & Dietetics Faculty and DPD Director

Concordia College, Moorhead, MN
Moorhead, MN
Closing date
Jan 23, 2022

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Allied Health and Social Care, Nutrition/Dietetics
Organization Type
The Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Exercise Science, housed within the Sanford Heimarck School of Health Professions at Concordia College, invites applications for the position of Nutrition and Dietetics Faculty and Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD). The DPD, which is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), began in 1975 and boasts an exceptional placement rate (nearly 100%) of students in dietetic internships each year. The Concordia College Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Exercise Science also houses an ACEND-accredited combined dietetic internship graduate program.

This full-time position includes teaching courses in food science, quantity foods, and management. In addition, the candidate will supervise the foods laboratory assistant and oversee food laboratory resources. As a faculty member, the successful candidate will advise and mentor students, participate in scholarship, and engage in service to the department, college and community.

In addition, the successful candidate will serve as the Director of the DPD. The DPD Director will be highly involved in recruiting strong students eager to complete Concordia's DPD, mentoring DPD students as they seek out and apply for dietetic internships and graduate school, developing policies and procedures to effectively manage all components of the program, and maintaining program accreditation.

The DPD and DI/MS are integral programs within a growing Concordia College Sanford Heimarck School of Health Professions, which also includes Exercise Science, Nursing, Healthcare Leadership, Social Work, and pre-health professions programming (pre-medicine, pharmacy, etc.). Students and faculty in the Sanford Heimarck School of Health Professions benefit from collaborative relationships, including opportunities for interdisciplinary and interprofessional work. Additionally, health professions programs emphasize development of one-on-one relationships between faculty and students.

Concordia faculty enjoy professional development opportunities on campus and within their own discipline or field of study. Concordia College offers numerous perks to employees, including a generous tuition benefit for spouses and dependents based on years of employment, and all employees have free access to campus wellness facilities.

This position is a full-time, tenure track appointment. A fixed term appointment is possible for a candidate with a master's degree and professional experience. This position will begin in August 2022.

Minimum Qualifications:

For tenure eligible, applicant must have earned a doctorate in nutrition, dietetics, or closely related field from an accredited institution (ABD candidates are encouraged to apply, doctoral degree completed by starting date is preferred) and meet other minimum qualifications. For fixed term, applicant must have earned a master's degree in nutrition, dietetics, or closely related field from an accredited institution.

Applicant must be a registered dietitian nutritionist as recognized by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, have a minimum of three years of professional experience as a registered dietitian nutritionist, and be willing to become a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Excellent communication skills and a desire to work in collaborative teams that include other health-related disciplines, such as exercise science, nursing, social work, and healthcare leadership, are essential.

Guided by Concordia's Diversity Statement and strategic plan goal of ["Excellence through Diversity](" we are especially interested in applicants who will contribute to the development of a diverse campus community and who have experience working effectively with diversified populations. Successful candidates will aspire to be part of a community that affirms an abundance of identities, experiences, and perspectives to imagine, examine, and implement possibilities for individual and communal thriving.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience and/or familiarity with the ACEND accreditation standards; demonstrated proficiency in college teaching (graduate teaching assistant teaching acceptable); evidence of successful academic advising; membership and involvement in professional organizations; record of research experience and peer-reviewed publications; demonstrated understanding and commitment in promoting diversity; and demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with diverse colleagues and students.

For more information and to apply, please visit Concordia College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Criminal background check required.

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