The Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition at the University of Kentucky invites applications for full-time Lecturer position. This is a nine-month (August 16 - May 15), non-tenure eligible position, renewable annually based upon satisfactory performance. Funding for the position is guaranteed for three years with a desired start date of January 1, 2023. If the position is successfully filled mid-year, the contract will be renewed through May 15, 2024. The contract period after May 15, 2024 will run August 16 - May 15.
Candidates for this position should have a desire to work as part of a collaborative and cross-disciplinary team in a growing academic unit. Strong interpersonal communication skills are needed to engage with diverse students, faculty, staff, and external community partners. Our new colleague will be responsible for teaching innovative and engaging undergraduate courses in the dietetics and human nutrition degree programs; advising, mentoring, and assisting students in professional development and special projects, as well as serving as an academic advisor; and, if mutually agreeable, may assume administrative duties for the accredited didactic or internship programs in Dietetics.
The position has an expected distribution of effort (DOE) of approximately 95% instruction and 5% service to the educational mission of the department through annual agreement with the department chair.
The department’s Didactic program in Dietetics (DPD), Accelerated Coordinated Program in Dietetics (ACP), and Dietetic Internship (DI) are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). The dietetics and human nutrition curriculum incorporates high-impact experiential learning experiences including internships, undergraduate research, and international and domestic study programs. The Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition has a rich tradition of community engagement and integration in Extension projects throughout the Commonwealth. Faculty service includes service on departmental and college committees and participation in student-focused events such as Commencement.
The Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition resides in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, which has complementary strengths and collaborative opportunities. The Department offers a BS in Dietetics, BS in Human Nutrition, and MS in Nutrition and Food Systems. As well, the Department collaborates as part of two undergraduate certificates - Nutrition for Human Performance and Food Systems and Hunger Studies - as well as a graduate certificate in Applied Nutrition and Culinary Medicine. Faculty in the department are engaged in diverse research projects, including community, food systems, performance and body composition, and translational research. Faculty and staff in the department are uniquely positioned to collaborate with Extension colleagues through a wide variety of programming and funded research projects.Additional information about the Department can be found at https://dhn.ca.uky.edu/https://dhn.ca.uky.edu/.
The department’s search committee will begin review of applications November 1, 2022. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for the position is January 1, 2023.
Please use the University of Kentucky’s electronic application process to apply.
At the time of application please include names and contact information for three references when prompted in the application.
Additional application materials should be in PDF form and include:
* Cover letter — The letter of interest should address your vision for teaching and scholarship relative to the described position.
* Portfolio (upload under Specific Request 1) — The portfolio should contain examples of professional work, scholarship, and/or teaching effectiveness that are relevant to your background and this position.
* Academic Transcript
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