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Visiting Professor/Acting DPD Director in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science

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Recruitment Details

Position Details and Department Information

Recruitment Number FA0096
Posting Period

Review of applications will begin on June 3, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Working Title Visiting Professor/Acting DPD Director in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science
Class Title Instructional Faculty
Level/Range/Grade 3
Salary Range (From $ to $) Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Department Nutrition And Food Sciences
Number of Positions 1
FLSA Code Exempt
Status Temporary
Full-time/part-time (if part-time, indicate time base) Full-Time
Shift Varies
Pay Plan Academic Year
CBU/MOU R03 - CFA Faculty
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Position Summary

Postion Information

CSU, Chico is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, students, and administrators. Persons with interest and experience in helping to set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply. EO/M/F/V/D

The Department of Nutrition and Food Science is searching for a Full-time, academic-year Visiting Professor in Dietetics and Acting Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) to start in August 2017.

CSU, Chico seeks an individual who is competent in their field of study, collaborative with colleagues and staff, and committed to success of a diverse student population.

Minimum Education and Experience

The minimum requirements for appointment to this position are a master’s degree in Nutrition or related field, the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) credential, and a minimum of three years professional experience post credentialing.

The successful candidate will exhibit a commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Additional Requirements and Responsibilities for this position

The Department seeks an Acting Director for the undergraduate DPD. Two course release from the standard teaching load will be given in the fall semester and one course release time will be given in the spring semester to perform the duties associated with this position. Teaching assignments are based upon the qualifications of the individual and needs of the department.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:
• Evidence of, or potential for, effective undergraduate teaching and teaching experience using a variety of techniques.
• Commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Professional Duties: performing all the duties associated with the Director of the DPD, teaching undergraduate courses in Dietetics and general education based on the expertise of the individual and needs of the Department, mentoring and advising students in the DPD program, maintaining office hours, attending Department meetings, and working collaboratively and productively with colleagues.

Recruitment Preferences

Doctoral degree in Nutrition or related field, teaching experience, mentoring experience.

We anticipate that we will search for a doctoral trained full-time tenure-track professor/DPD Director, to start in August 2018. A successful applicant to this position would be eligible to apply.

Contact & Special Recruitment Information

Direct job-related questions to:
Katie Silliman, Chair
Department of Nutrition and Food Science
CSU, Chico, Chico CA 95929

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CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). Eligibility for standard CSU benefits is based on an appointment of half-time or more for a period exceeding six months. Employees appointed less than half-time or less than six months are not eligible for standard CSU benefits but do receive prorated sick leave and vacation.

Eligibility for Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefits is based on an appointment of at least three-quarter time, hired to work a minimum of 130 hours per month over the course of the appointment or works an average of 130 hours or more per month during the measurement period. The ACA guidelines provide for health coverage or FlexCash only. ACA does not provide dental or vision plan coverage.

Benefits Information

This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).

About the University, Hiring Department and Community

The Department of Nutrition and Food Science in the College of Natural Sciences includes nine full-time faculty, about 30 graduate students, and 300 undergraduate majors and offers programs leading to a bachelor’s and master’s degree. Its’ faculty represent a wide range of interests. Department programs are enhanced by laboratories for courses and research in foods, food science, nutrition, and community nutrition. Campus support services, such as a library, distance education facilities, and technology learning and support, are easily accessible. The successful candidate will be provided with start-up research funds, and release time in the first year of appointment to help in the establishment of a research program.

Detailed University information is available at the following website.

As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value a diverse faculty and staff. CSU, Chico welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working within a cross-cultural learning environment. We also welcome those who share a passion and commitment to the University’s 6th Strategic Priority that focuses on sustainability, stewardship, and the environment. Here is information about sustainability at CSU, Chico.

California State University, Chico is committed to achieving excellence through diversity in the classroom and the workplace. It strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students, faculty, and staff.

CSU, Chico is an EOE/Minority/Females/Vet/Disability and only employs individuals authorized to work in the U.S. We also do not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.

Posting Details

Open Date 05/03/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Information

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Why do you want to be a Didactic Program Director?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Briefly describe your professional experience post credentialing (RDN).

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please describe your experience mentoring others.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe your experience working with people from culturally, economically, or socially diverse backgrounds.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Narrative of Teaching Philosophy
  2. List of Three References including e-mail and phone number information
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Complete Set of Transcripts (unofficial acceptable)
Optional Documents