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Montana State University Assistant Professor - Food & Nutrition/Clinical Dietetics in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Announcement Number FAC - VA - 22008

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Rebecca Koltz , Ph.D., Professor and Department Head,

(406) 994-3244 or rebecca.koltz@montana.edu

Classification Title

Working Title Assistant Professor - Food & Nutrition/Clinical Dietetics

Brief Position Overview

The Department of Health and Human Development at Montana State University ( MSU ) invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Food and Nutrition/Clinical Dietetics to teach courses in medical nutrition therapy, nutrition assessment and nutrient metabolism. The position is a tenure-track, academic year appointment with potential for summer employment. Responsibilities for teaching (50%), research (40%), and service (10%) are required for this position.

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. We seek candidates whose teaching, research and service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse audiences in higher education. Members of groups traditionally underrepresented in this field are encouraged to apply. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Faculty Tenure Track Yes

Faculty Rank Assistant Professor

Position Number 4A5350

Department Health & Human Development

Division College of Education, Health & Human Development

Appointment Type Faculty

Contract Term Academic Year

Semester

If other, specify From date

If other, specify End date

Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications

Contract Type MUS

If other, please specify

Recruitment Type Open

General Statement

The Department of Health and Human Development at Montana State University ( MSU ) invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Food and Nutrition/Clinical Dietetics with potential to teach courses in medical nutrition therapy, nutrition assessment, , and a graduate level course in areas consistent with expertise. The position is a tenure-track, academic year appointment with potential for summer employment.

Montana State University values a broad array of experiences and perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting, and building an inclusive and culturally rich campus environment. We seek candidates whose teaching, research and service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse audiences in higher education. In support of our strategic plan, which promotes access and respect, we enthusiastically encourage members of traditionally underrepresented groups to apply. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • 50% teaching, 40% research, 10% service and outreach.

  • Ability to teach course work in the Food & Nutrition undergraduate and graduate degree programs such as Medical Nutrition Therapy, Nutrition Counseling and Assessment, Nutrient Metabolism, Research Methods, and other graduate courses in an area consistent with expertise of the hire and needs of graduate programs in Dietetics and Exercise and Nutrition Sciences.

  • Advise undergraduate and graduate students studying food and nutrition or clinical dietetics.

  • Develop an extramurally funded research program in area of expertise.

  • Conduct outreach with food and nutrition and dietetic stakeholders in Montana.

    Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • PhD in food and nutrition sciences or related field at the time of hire ( ABD considered)

  • Professional experience in clinical dietetic practice

  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to teach undergraduate and graduate students

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct research in the food and nutrition field.

  • Proven ability to collaborate in an interdisciplinary fashion through teaching, research and outreach efforts in food and nutrition-related disciplines such as community health, family and consumer sciences, health and human performance, sustainable food systems, and hospitality in a diverse university community.

  • Demonstrated ability in helping students from diverse backgrounds succeed.

    Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • RD or RDN (Registered Dietitian Nutritionist) by hire date

  • Experience in an ACEND accredited dietetic education program,

  • Demonstrated experience with multidisciplinary teaching and research,

  • Interest and experience in teaching at the graduate level,

  • Interest in innovative teaching methods, and

  • A record of scholarly activity including peer-reviewed publications and/or presentations.

    The Successful Candidate Will

  • Possess excellent communication skills,

  • Demonstrate the ability to build innovative and integrative teaching, research, and outreach programs,

  • Express emotional intelligence and professional maturity, and

  • Commit to building and serving a diverse community that promotes inclusion, and multicultural competence in an educational and work environment.

    Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

The Program

The Food, Nutrition and Hospitality program is an undergraduate program that prepares students for dietetic internships providing training in medical nutrition therapy, community nutrition and food service management. The Dietetic Systems Leadership/Dietetic Internship (MS/DI) prepares leaders for progressive future practice in dietetics. Graduates are in the forefront of leading changes in healthcare, food and nutrition policy, and food systems in a manner that impacts individual, family and community health. The Sustainable Food Systems graduate program prepares leaders in areas related to sustainable food production, food preparation and processing, distribution, nutrition, community food security, consumer issues and waste recycling. The PhD in Exercise and Nutrition Sciences prepares students for careers in academia and research.

The Department

The department is located in the College of Education, Health and Human Development ( EHHD ). The departmental mission is to enrich human well-being through teaching, research, and outreach. The department strategic efforts are outlined on the departmental website (http://www.montana.edu/wwwhhd) .

The College

The mission of the College of Education, Health and Human Development (http://www.montana.edu/wwwed/) ( EHHD ), is to prepare highly qualified professionals through exemplary programs, advance knowledge about education, health, and human development, and serve the people of Montana and the nation through outreach and practical application of its expertise.

Our college is home to a wide variety of programs that fulfill Montana’s land grant mission of providing services to the people of Montana and beyond.

  • We partner with leaders on Native American reservations to develop ways to lead healthy lifestyles and improve education for children and adults, and work to preserve native languages.

  • We prepare teachers for elementary and secondary classrooms.

  • We help soldiers and other professionals become teachers.

  • We provide graduate programming for educational leaders including K-12 principals and superintendents. We prepare graduate level counselors for professional licensure.

  • We educate families to enrich overall well-being and how to make healthy choices related to nutrition and physical activity.

  • We prepare students for future careers in coaching, counseling, financial planning, dietetics, community food systems, physical therapy, and medicine.

    Number of Vacancies 1

    Desired Start Date Upon successful completion of search

    Position End Date (if temporary)

    Open Date

    Close Date

    Applications will be:

Review of applications will be on a continual basis and will continue until the position is filled.

Special Instructions

Documents required for this application:

Curriculum Vitae

Cover Letter detailing experience and addressing all required and preferred qualifications.

Statement of teaching philosophy

Research statement

Please note: A minimum of five professional references are required in your profile when applying for this position.

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples (http://www.montana.edu/hr/dualcareer.html) .

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; recruitment@montana.edu .

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU ’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: http://www.montana.edu/hr/affirmative_action_plan.html .

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