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Assistant or Associate Professor in Clinical Nutrition

companyUniversity of Kentucky
locationFayette County, Lexington, KY, USA
PublishedPublished: 4/13/2024
Education / Training
Full Time

Job Title
Assistant or Associate Professor in Clinical Nutrition


Requisition Number
FE04049


Working Title

Department Name
7N610:Athletic Training and Clinical Nutrition


Work Location
Lexington, KY


Type of Position
Faculty


Position Time Status
Full-Time


Tenure Track Status
Non-Tenure Track


Required Education

Master’s degree in nutrition or related field



Required Related Experience
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Eligible for dietitian licensure in the Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • Commitment to the mission of the College of Health Sciences and to UK Healthcare



Required License/Registration/Certification

Minimum 2 years of experience as a clinical dietitian



Job Summary

The Department of Athletic Training and Clinical Nutrition (ATCN) in the University of Kentucky’s College of Health Sciences (CHS) is currently accepting applications for a full-time 12-month Clinical Title Series (non-tenure eligible) faculty member to begin employment on July 1, 2024

Primary duties for this position are to provide didactic instruction using on-line methods, as well as advising to students in the Master of Sciences in Nutritional Sciences (MSNS) program, and to provide direct patient care services at UK Healthcare (UKHC). The specific teaching assignment in the Clinical Nutrition emphasis area in the MSNS program will be based on curriculum needs, and the clinical assignment will be based on individual practice expertise and needs within UKHC. The anticipated effort for this position is Clinical Service/Patient Care 50%, Instruction 40-45%, Research/Scholarship 1-6%, Professional Development 2-4% and will be considered based on an annual agreement. The Chair of ATCN will provide the direct supervision with input from the Clinical Nutrition emphasis area coordinator in ATCN and the Director of the Clinical Nutrition Department in UKHC.

Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in nutrition or related field
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Eligible for dietitian licensure in the Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • Commitment to the mission of the College of Health Sciences and to UK Healthcare
  • Minimum 2 years of experience as a clinical dietitian

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Terminal degree in nutrition (Ph.D./DCN)
  • Instructional experience in higher education
  • Demonstrated excellence in clinical practice

We welcome candidates with interests in workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants must value the University of Kentucky’s mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. The University and the College are committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all students, faculty, and staff operate in an environment of openness and acceptance. By providing training, support, resources and mentoring, we strive to foster a community in which individuals of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. In your letter of interest, please describe the ways in which your past or current teaching, mentorship, and/or community service have supported these values.

Candidates should apply online with a resume or curriculum vitae and a letter of interest detailing their clinical qualifications and teaching experience. Questions should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Travis Thomas by email at dth225@uky.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Upon offer of employment, successful applicants must undergo a national background check and pre-employment drug screen as required by University of Kentucky Human Resources. Visit the University’s website and see for yourself what makes UK the perfect place to work, which includes a comprehensive benefits package (www.uky.edu/HR/benefits).

As an Equal Opportunity Action Employer, we strive to foster a community in which individuals of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. Further questions regarding equal employment opportunity (EEO) should be directed to Christa Jennings, HR & Faculty Administrator at clblac3@uky.edu



Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?
No


Preferred Education/Experience
  • Terminal degree in nutrition (Ph.D./DCN)
  • Instructional experience in higher education
  • Demonstrated excellence in clinical practice



Deadline to Apply

Open Until Filled
Yes


University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.