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Clinical Instructor 12-Month, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Feb. 22, 2024
Title Clinical Instructor 12-Month, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Sport & Exercise Science
    Nutrition and Dietetics
The University at Buffalo, Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences is now accepting applications for a full-time position of Clinical Instructor/Clinical Coordinator. We encourage applications from candidates who are historically underrepresented in academia. This is a 12-month, non-tenure track position and is designated at the faculty rank of Clinical Instructor to begin in Summer 2024.

The incumbent is responsible for oversight of the clinical education portion of the MS Clinical Nutrition Program including:

Teaching and On-site Placement:
  • Instruct students in hands-on dietitian skills for a variety of conditions and medical nutrition therapy.
  • Place students in clinical, community, and research rotations, ensuring a diverse and enriching learning experience.
  • Manage the student experience onsite, including competency evaluation and professional development.

Administration and Coordination:
  • Maintain and manage affiliation agreements with sites.
  • Evaluate students' progress and performance, adhering to competency evaluation standards.
  • Review and enhance curriculum to meet evolving industry standards and educational goals.

Preceptor and Site Management:
  • Foster relationships with over 100 preceptors and sites.
  • Provide preceptor and site evaluations and professional development opportunities.
  • Contact and meet with potential preceptors for recruitment on a regular basis to ensure the sustainability and growth of the program.
  • Ensure compliance with ACEND accreditation process and standards.

Communication and Collaboration:
  • Collaborate with Program Director and department faculty to enhance the overall educational experience.
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders, including students, preceptors, and faculty.
  • Work towards continuous improvement of the program through curriculum review and enhancement.
  • Remain competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, attending appropriate regional, statewide, and national meetings, participating on committees as required, and attending training and/or courses as directed.

Core teaching content areas:
  • Application of the nutrition care process (NCP) and assessment, diagnosis, intervention, monitoring, and evaluation criteria (ADIME) in electronic medical records.
  • Developing knowledge, skills, and behaviors for delivering nutritional care across various conditions and settings.
  • Student interaction with trained, live standardized patients.

A range of valuable perks:

Joining the UB Exercise and Nutrition Science Department as the Clinical Director of the Clinical Nutrition MS presents a host of advantages. As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to attend FNCE every other year, fostering continuous professional development. Our commitment to your growth is further reflected in our provision of professional development funds and a tuition reimbursement program.

You'll be part of a collegial and supportive department, situated in Buffalo, known for its affordable cost of living. Our program boasts longevity and is strategically poised for growth, evidenced by the construction of a new teaching kitchen to enhance student experiences.

The program is supported by active research faculty who prioritize student success. Enjoy a close and supportive relationship with our program director, whose established longevity in the department ensures stability. Our recently completed ACEND accreditation site visit yielded glowing and positive results, reinforcing our commitment to excellence. Benefit from our extensive network of supportive and long-term preceptors, many of whom are proud graduates of our program.

About the Department:
The Department of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences is one of the academic units in the School of Public Health & Health Professions. There are well-established research programs and excellent facilities available within the Department and School. The Department offers a BS in Exercise Science, a BS in Nutrition Sciences, a BS/MS in Exercise Nutrition, an MS in Clinical Nutrition leading to the Registered Dietitian credential, an MS degree in Athletic Training, MS degrees in Nutrition and Exercise Science, and PhD degrees in Exercise Science and Nutrition. The Department is home to the Center for Research and Education in Special Environments (CRESE), which is a state-of-the-art facility for performing research at altitude, depth, and extremes of temperature.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit - all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. We support your growth and development through our career coaching and training department and we qualify as a public service loan forgiveness organization. Learn more about our benefit packages.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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