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Didactic Program Director - Clinical Assistant Professor
Florida International University

Date Posted Apr. 13, 2023
Title Didactic Program Director - Clinical Assistant Professor
University Florida International University
Miami, FL, United States
Department Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Faculty Associate
    Assistant Professor
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
    Health Education & Promotion
    Health Sciences - General

Florida International University is a top public university that drives real talent and innovation in Miami and globally. Very high research (R1) activity and high social mobility come together at FIU to uplift and accelerate learner success in a global city by focusing in the areas of environment, health, innovation, and justice. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers. FIU serves a diverse student body of more than 56,000 and 290,000 Panther alumni. U.S. News and World Report places dozens of FIU programs among the best in the nation, including international business at No. 2. Washington Monthly Magazine ranks FIU among the top 20 public universities contributing to the public good.


Didactic Program Director - Clinical Assistant Professor


The Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work’s mission is to improve health, health equity, and the wellbeing of local, national, and global populations through education, research, and partnerships that are innovative and transformative. The college’s academic disciplines—public health, dietetics and nutrition, social work, and disaster preparedness—are advancing research and practices to realize this mission, bringing students and faculty to the forefront of their fields. According to the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, the college ranks 16th in the nation for public health schools at public universities receiving National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding. In its 2023 Graduate Program Rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranked Stempel College’s School of Public Health at No. 39 and its School of Social Work at No. 49 among public universities.

Uniquely located in Miami, Florida, at the gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean, Stempel College faculty are working daily to solve complex health and social welfare problems affecting underserved populations, including brain health, environmental health issues, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, mental health outcomes, and racial/ethnic disparities.

The Department of Dietetics and Nutrition is one of eight (8) departments within the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work. The mission of the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition is to prepare practitioners and applied researchers in dietetics, food, and nutrition to build a healthier society. The Department offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in dietetics and nutrition. The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND®) accredits two programs within the department, the Didactic Program in Dietetics and the Dietetic Internship.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications/Experience:

  • Education: Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Clinical Nutrition (DCN), Doctor of Health Sciences (DHSc), or Doctor of Education (EdD) in an appropriate discipline.

  • Registration and Licensure (required): Registered Dietitian Nutritionist credential and licensure eligible as a dietitian in the State of Florida are required.

  • Experience: At least three years of post-credentialing experience as a registered dietitian nutritionist is required. Knowledge in dietetics education and university academics. Familiarity with implementing and maintaining accreditation standards/reports.

The director will be responsible for maintaining the accreditation status of the didactic program in dietetics (DPD), coordinating the educational program in dietetics, working with the other program faculty to provide for a quality academic curriculum, instruction and assessment ensuring a productive and challenging classroom experience, and preparing students for the workplace and/or dietetics internship. This will include teaching undergraduate courses in dietetics and nutrition, advising dietetics students, keeping accurate records of student performance and progress; ensuring and maintaining compliance with the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) standards, and participating in department, college, and university committees as assigned. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who will enrich and foster a culturally diverse and inclusive environment.

Contact: Dr. Tania Rivera, Chair, Search & Screen Committee, or 305-348-5785 for further information.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 528896 at and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, listing of three references with contact information (who will only be contacted prior to on-campus interview), and statement of teaching philosophy in a single pdf file. Candidates are asked to include a statement of commitment to diversity and inclusion (feel free to consult the diversity statement guideline if needed). Review of candidates will begin March 1st, 2023 and continue until position is filled.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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