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Dietetic Internship Program Director Lecturer
Auburn University

Date Posted Jul. 2, 2024
Title Dietetic Internship Program Director Lecturer
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department Nutrition, Dietetics, & Hospitality Management
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
POSITION: The Department of Nutritional Sciences invites applications for an on-campus, 12-month non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Lecturer to begin August 1, 2024. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The program director responsibilities must include but are not limited to:

1. Administers the Dietetic Internship (DI Program) by coordinating decisions regarding the admission and progress of graduate students in the program, serving as representative for the DI Program to the Graduate program, coordinating curricular actions for the program, maintaining program records, and managing the DI budget in coordination with the Department Head.
2. Provision or delegation of responsibilities to assure year-round coverage of director responsibilities in the absence of the director or in cases where the director's full-time appointment does not cover all 12 months. In programs where the program director assigns some responsibilities to other individuals, the director must ensure that all program director responsibilities are accomplished throughout the year.
3. Development of policies and procedures for effectively managing all components of the program and to ensure fair, equitable and considerate treatment of prospective and enrolled students/interns (such as program admission, retention and completion policies). Development and revisions to a handbook, assignment manual and preceptor manual, annually.
4. Intern recruitment, advisement, evaluation and counseling.
5. Maintenance of program accreditation, including: - Timely submission of fees, reports and requests for major program changes; - Maintenance of the program's student/intern records, including student advising plans and verification statements; - Maintenance of complaints about the program received from students/interns or others, including disposition of the complaint; - On-going review of program's curriculum to meet the accreditation standards; - Communication and coordination with program faculty, preceptors and others involved with the program; - Facilitation of processes for continuous program evaluation and student learning outcomes assessment, and; - Timely submission of required documentation supporting the graduate's eligibility for a Commission on Dietetic Registration credentialing exam.
6. Carry a minimum instructional load of 3-6 credit hours per semester, depending on the department's needs.
7. Travel to practice sites is required no less than annually.
8. Contributes to the overall success of the department by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Department Head of Public Health and Sports Medicine. Helps to ensure the success of the DI Program by performing all other duties as assigned.

SETTING: The Department of Nutritional Sciences employs 11 faculty members and is affiliated with the College of Human Sciences. The department offers a baccalaureate degree with program options in Nutrition Science, Dietetics, and Wellness, and a master's, and doctoral degree programs in Nutrition. Opportunities to engage in collaborative research are supported by the Auburn University Boshell Diabetes and Metabolic Disease Research Program, and the Auburn University Research Initiative in Cancer (AURIC). East Alabama Health, and the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) provide additional opportunities for translational research. More information about the department can be found at

Auburn University is an R1 University and one of the nation’s premier land, sea and space grant institutions. It maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence. Its 2023 enrollment of 33,015 students includes 26,874 undergraduates and 6,141 graduate and professional students. Organized into 12 academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,435 faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. Auburn University is ranked in the top 50 public universities in the country for its undergraduate programs. Auburn is a one-hour drive from Montgomery, Alabama, 1.5 hours from the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and about four hours from Gulf Coast beaches. Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples

Auburn University’s dietetic internship program, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), combines rigorous academic coursework with supervised practice in diverse healthcare and community settings. The program is accredited for 16 MS/DI students and up to 4 verification statement only students. Approximately 30 supervised practice placement sites are currently affiliated with the program and are in an approximate 60 mile radius of Auburn/Opelika, AL.

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