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The Department of Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Science in the School of Science,Engineering and Health at Messiah University invites applications for a term-tenure track faculty position in Nutrition and Dietetics.
Responsibilities: The position includes teaching introductory to advanced nutrition and dietetics courses. The successful candidate will engage in scholarship, service, and student advisement.
Qualifications: Successful candidates for hire into a Term-Tenure Track position must have or be securing a PhD in Nutrition or a related field. Candidates must be credentialed by the Commission on Dietetics Registration as a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) or actively pursuing this credential. Candidates must evidence the potential for strong classroom teaching and a commitment to pursuing their ongoing scholarship in partnership with students.
The Program: Messiah University offers a Didactic Program in Dietetics as well as Dietetic Internship accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. The University recently approved a Master’s of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics to accompany the Dietetic Internship with the first class beginning in spring 2023.
The Department: The Department of Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Science at Messiah College includes majors in Applied Health Science, Nutrition and Dietetics, Athletic Training, Sport Management, and Health and Physical Education with pathways to Messiah University graduate degrees in Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Nutrition and Dietetics. There are ten full time faculty and dedicated research and teaching laboratories.
The University: Messiah University is a Christian university of the liberal and applied arts and sciences and has a student body of over 2,700 undergraduate students including 14.4% under-represented and 4.1% international students from 28 countries and over 600 graduate students including 16.4% of students from under-represented populations.
The University is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society. Messiah University is a teaching institution that emphasizes instruction but values research and public service. Strong support is given to faculty development in teaching and scholarship.
Diversity: Messiah University’s commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence draws inspiration from its mission “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.” The university has pursued this vision through a strategic planning process that encourages diversity through employee and student composition, campus climate, and an educational program that enables educators and students to embrace diversity. Candidates should clearly articulate why diversity and cultural intelligence matter to them as persons of faith as well as in their profession. Candidates will speak to how as a potential employee, they will contribute to the advancement of this vision through their teaching-learning, research, institutional service, and public engagement.
Compensation: Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applications and Nominations:
Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. Please provide a current curriculum vitae or resume as well as a letter of interest that clearly explains how your Christian faith represents a strong fit with the mission of Messiah University, which is “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society."
Vitae Instructions to Applicants: Curriculum Vitae must include: (1) education, (2) previous employment history, (3) scholarly and professional accomplishments (e.g., papers, publications, recitals, showings), (4) membership in scholarly, professional, or honor societies, and (5) awards and honors received.
Messiah University does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran’s status in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs. Consistent with our nondiscrimination statement, the University does not tolerate abuse or harassment of employees, students or other individuals associated with the University. This includes, but is not limited to, vendors, contractors, and guests on the basis of, but not limited to, any of the above categories.