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Assistant/Associate Professor of Dietetics/Didactic Program Director

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Recruitment Details

Position Details and Department Information

Recruitment Number FA0111
Posting Period

Review of applications will begin on November 22, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Working Title Assistant/Associate Professor of Dietetics/Didactic Program Director
Class Title Instructional Faculty
Level/Range/Grade 3 or 4
Salary Range (From $ to $) Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Department Nutrition And Food Sciences
Number of Positions 1
FLSA Code Exempt
Status Tenure-Track
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 and the College of Natural Sciences seek candidates whose teaching, research, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. We hold HSI designation. EO/M/F/Vet/Dis

The Department of Nutrition and Food Science is searching to fill a single tenure-track position in Dietetics. This person will also serve as the Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD). The position will start August 2018. CSU, Chico is seeking faculty who are competent in their field, collaborative with colleagues and staff, and committed to student success and working with diverse students.

Minimum Education and Experience

The minimum education 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. Candidates with a master’s degree must be enrolled in a doctoral program at the start of the academic semester of appointment (August 2018).

Willingness/ability to perform research and scholarly activities; develop curriculum, teach undergraduate courses in a Commission on Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) – accredited undergraduate program and other department programs, teach general education courses and participate in department as needed. Normal faculty duties include undergraduate and graduate advising and serving on campus committees, in addition to teaching duties; engage in research and seek external funding.

The successful candidate should also demonstrate 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 is seeking a Director for the undergraduate DPD. One course release time per semester is associated with this position. The tenure-track position also carries responsibilities in the area of teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, scholarship, and service (student advising, other department needs). Teaching assignments are based upon the qualifications of the individual and needs of the department.

Recruitment Preferences

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

Contact & Special Recruitment Information

Three letters of recommendation and job-related questions should be directed to:
Katie Silliman, Department Search Committee Chair
Department of Nutrition and Food Science
400 West First Street
Chico, CA 95929-0002

Letters of recommendation are required and MUST be submitted via email or US Mail to the Committee Chair.

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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 275 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 information about the University is available on 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 09/22/2017
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)

  5. * If your terminal degree is a MS/MA, are you currently enrolled in a doctoral program? If not, what is your plan for applying to doctoral programs?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae or Résumé
  2. Complete Set of Transcripts (unofficial acceptable)
  3. Narrative of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Letter of Interest
  5. Representative Reprints
Optional Documents
  1. REQUIRED - Three Letters of recommendations to be submitted to the email address listed in posting instructions.