Overview

Eastern Illinois University is pleased to invite applications for the position of Assistant Professor in the Nutrition and Dietetics program, Department of Public Health and Nutrition. This position is a full-time, tenure track appointment to teach undergraduate and graduate dietetics courses in our ACEND-accredited undergraduate and graduate programs while conducting discipline-specific research and/or creative activity and providing service to the University. In addition, the successful candidate will serve as the MS/DI Dietetic Internship Coordinator, responsible for recruiting strong students/future nutrition & dietetics professionals to complete the MS Nutrition & Dietetics: Dietetic Internship option; mentoring DPD students as they seek out and apply for dietetic internships and graduate school; developing policies and procedures to effectively manage all components of the program; and maintaining program accreditation.

Starting Date: August 16, 2023

Qualifications: Earned a doctorate in nutrition, dietetics, or related field, from an accredited institution (ABD candidates are encouraged to apply; doctoral degree completed by starting date is preferred).

Must be a registered dietitian nutritionist as recognized by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, with a minimum of three years of professional experience as a registered dietitian nutritionist, and be willing to become a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Excellent communication skills and a desire to work in collaborative teams that include other health-related disciplines, such as exercise science, nursing, social work, and healthcare leadership, are essential. Must have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience and/or familiarity with the ACEND accreditation standards; demonstrated proficiency in college teaching (graduate teaching assistant teaching acceptable); evidence of successful academic advising; membership and involvement in professional organizations; record of research experience and peer-reviewed publications.

Applications: Please send transcripts with degrees recorded (unofficial is acceptable for the application stage; final transcripts required by start date), curriculum vitae, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist credentials, letter of application, and contact information for three professional references to Interfolio
at http://apply.interfolio.com/115020 . Inquiries about the position may be directed to Dr. Julie Dietz, Chair and Professor, at jcdietz@eiu.edu.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin November 30, 2022, and will continue until campus interviews are scheduled.

Diversity and Inclusion: Eastern Illinois University is committed to fostering a learning community where all members feel welcomed and valued. The university provides equality of opportunity in all areas of campus life and we strive to recognize and appreciate the unique value of our students, faculty, and staff. Every member of campus has the right to learn and work in an environment free of discrimination and harassment, and beyond that, our goal is for all members of our community to develop a strong sense of belonging to Eastern Illinois University. Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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About Eastern Illinois University

The University and Community: Eastern Illinois University takes pride in creating a warm, welcome environment for all faculty, staff and students. Established in 1895, EIU boasts a rich, tradition of preparing students for their personal and professional goals. A traditional regional residential institution, EIU offers a superior education at a relatively low cost while consistently earning high rankings and distinctions for its affordability, academic program quality, career placement rates, campus safety, online degree options, student support, and sustainability initiatives. EIU focuses on individualized attention and superior student relationships, and has earned recognition as the highest-ranking independent public regional university in Illinois and a place among the Midwest’s top public regional universities according to U.S. News and World Report. Eastern offers faculty a wide range of research and public service activities. EIU hosts more than 175 student organizations on campus, and offers a variety of cultural events, NCAA Division I athletics, and active research opportunities for its students to enjoy and to thrive. EIU has become recognized for providing the resources of a large institution while creating the kinds of individual relationships that support student and alumni success. The University is located in East Central Illinois, combines the benefits of a community of 20,000 with access to several large cities, including Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis.