Temple University’s College of Public Health is leading a new movement to reimagine the future of public health. Through transdisciplinary research and interprofessional education, our students, staff and faculty embrace public health as a catalyst for individual and community change in pursuit of the common good. The College invites applications for a faculty member to begin Summer or Fall Semester 2019 as Director of an emerging MPH in Nutrition program.
Position and Qualifications. The faculty member will be charged with developing a new graduate program in nutrition within the context of a college of public health and a masters in public health degree program. We seek individuals who are experienced educators and academicians in this field and whose approach to pedagogy is creative and dynamic, seeking to integrate didactic and experiential learning, and are experienced in developing and/or teaching nutrition and dietetics at the graduate level. We also prefer professionals knowledgeable of the ACEND graduate future educational model (which the program will participate in starting in the summer of 2019). We value diversity and seek individuals committed to inclusive practices in education and professional practice. Candidates should be Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN) credentialed by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) with an earned doctorate in Nutrition or a related field. Appointment may be made at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, dependent on qualifications. Salary and benefits are competitive and will be commensurate with credentials and experience.
The Program. The College of Public Health has been accepted into the ACEND graduate future educational model program. The Nutrition Program in the College of Public Health will be developed in close collaboration with ACEND and the requirements of their model program. This will position students in the MPH in Nutrition program to be prepared for the new accrediting requirements for Registered Dietitians proposed for implementation in the next few years.
The College. Devoted to an interprofessional environment for academic programming and research, the College of Public Health, a CEPH-accredited school of public health, is a constellation of academic units of public health, social work and health profession disciplines, enrolling 4,300 students. The College’s research focuses on social, behavioral, and environmental inquiries, medical/health interventions, and basic science and is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, and other major funders. The College recently has developed a Minor in Nutrition which is very popular with students. The College is home to the Center for Obesity Research and Education, an internationally recognized research center with expertise in the etiology and treatment of pediatric and adult obesity. The College has recently launched a new Center focused on Community Engaged Research and Practice. These resources will provide a strong foundation of the development of the program and support for the Director.
The University. Temple is an urban, research-intensive university located in historic and culturally rich Philadelphia, the nation’s 6th largest city. The city was ranked 3rd by the New York Times as a world tourist destination. The National Science Foundation ranks Temple among the top 100 universities in the country for research expenditures. Temple is the 6th largest provider of professional education in the nation and includes Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Law, and Dentistry. Aramark is the University’s food service provider and will be a valuable resource for the development of the program.
Applicants should submit the following materials electronically to Ms. Erica Bagwell at email@example.com: 1) curriculum vitae; 2) names and contact information of three-five individuals who can provide a recommendation about your teaching qualifications; and 3) a statement of teaching and leadership philosophy, experience, interests, and strengths. The search committee will review applications in strict confidentiality beginning immediately. For questions about the position, please contact Search Committee Chair Dr. David Sarwer, Associate Dean for Research and Director of the Center for Obesity Research and Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org.