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Ouachita Baptist University invites applications for Instructor/Assistant Professor of Dietetics and Director of a proposed Dietetic Internship Program in the Patterson School of Natural Sciences. Ouachita has been granted pre-candidacy for the Dietetic Internship by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in the development and approval of the internship, with a goal for launching the program as early as Fall 2020. After program candidacy is achieved, the Dietetic Internship Director will be responsible for meeting all program requirements for maintaining accreditation, including timely submission of reports; assuring adherence to University and program policies and procedures; intern recruitment and admissions procedures; formal curriculum development and review; management of intern program records; and management of preceptors and facilities for supervised practice. Teaching in the undergraduate and graduate Nutrition and Dietetics programs and service within professional organizations and on committees within the department, college, and university are expected. This nine-month faculty position is expected to become a tenure-track appointment when the program is successfully established.
Qualified candidates will hold an earned master's degree in human nutrition or a closely related field; hold current Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) status and be license-eligible in Arkansas. Candidates must have at least three years of experience as a registered dietitian nutritionist and must include a minimum of two years of experience as a clinical dietitian. Experience in dietetics education including teaching dietetics courses, creating and revising curriculum, advising students, and/or mentoring student research is required. Familiarity and experience with online technologies is preferred. Commitment to academic excellence; the ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and colleagues; and support for the university mission are essential. Academic rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications, professional experiences, previous academic teaching experiences, and scholarly accomplishments.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. Start date expected in Fall 2019. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, copies of current credentialing, licensure, academy membership, and the names of three professional references with their contact information to Dr. Detri Brech at firstname.lastname@example.org. The letter of application should include evidence of teaching effectiveness, teaching philosophy, research interests and activities, academic program accreditation involvement, and other relevant professional experience.
About Ouachita Baptist University
Ouachita Baptist University is a Christ-centered, liberal arts institution located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, halfway between Texarkana and Little Rock on Interstate 30. Enrolling approximately 1,500 students from 30 states and 30 nations, Ouachita offers a strong residential community where 95% of students live in university housing. The university’s low student-faculty ratio, close-knit campus, and commitment to undergraduate research opportunities offer an enriched environment for learning and growth. Faculty members support the University’s Christian mission and share the institution’s commitment to both academic and Christian excellence. Ouachita supports the principle of academic freedom in the context of the university mission, promotes equal opportunity, and seeks to develop a diverse faculty for the benefit of our students and community.