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Assistant or Associate Lecturer or Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics

Ball State University

Last Updated: 7/27/22

Job Description

We invite applications for a Nontenure Faculty member to serve as an instructor for Nutrition and Dietetics in the Department of Nutrition and Health Science, and to join us in preparing today’s public health and health services workforce. This is a one year contract faculty opportunity.

The College of Health. A vital health resource for Indiana in preparing health professionals, the College of Health is moving boldly forward in making interprofessional education, practice and research its paradigm across its disciplines. The College offers 32 academic programs in 7 units: Departments of Counseling Psychology, Social Psychology, and Counseling; Military Science; Nutrition and Health Science; Speech Pathology and Audiology; and Social Work plus the Schools of Nursing and Kinesiology. Our 224 faculty and staff serve nearly 3,000 students. We partner with the communities of East Central Indiana for immersive learning and research. Our Health Professions Building was opened in 2019 with 165,000 square feet and is LEED Gold certified. Our Interprofessional Community Clinics offers a range of health and mental health services by students supervised by faculty as well as community health education and prevention services through the Healthy Lifestyle Center. Our faculty and students contribute to the evidence base for their respective disciplines. Our research footprint features research institutes, including the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies and Human Performance Lab. We are committed to inclusive excellence in all we do and intend to contribute to an increasingly diverse health professional workforce to help decrease health care disparities.

The Community. Located in East Central Indiana, Ball State University enjoys a close relationship with the City of Muncie. Many employees extol the virtues of living in this Midwestern college town of 70,000 people, including the friendliness of residents; richness, variation and affordability of neighborhoods; and, ease of a brief commute. Ball State enjoys a pivotal and important relationship with the Muncie Community Schools. The university is also home to the Burris Laboratory School and the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics and Humanities. Muncie offers vibrant cultural events through the Minnetrista center and Ball State’s state of the art facilities in art, music, theater and dance, the David Owsley Museum of Art, and the Marilyn K. Glick Center of Glass. Other cultural and housing opportunities are also found in nearby Indianapolis, the 12th largest city in the U.S. and home to 860,000 people, second in population only to Chicago in the Midwest.

At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.

Duties and Responsibilities: Responsibilities will include developing and teaching undergraduate nutrition courses for our ACEND-accredited undergraduate Dietetics program, and other service to the university, community, and profession. This faculty member will also contribute to student recruitment activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. MS/MA or PhD in Dietetics, Nutrition Science or other nutrition-related discipline from an accredited institution.
  2. At least one year of successful on-campus or online teaching at the university level among students with a range of aptitudes.
  3. Effective written communication skills.
  4. Effective oral communication skills.

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. More than 1 year of successful campus or online university teaching experience
  2. More than 1 year of professional nutrition-related experience
  3. Experience in curriculum development.
  4. Experience in curriculum assessment.
  5. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist credential

Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/31741. Include the following documents with your application: curriculum vitae and cover letter addressed to Alyce Fly.

In the Applicant Documents section of this application, please provide an inclusive excellence statement describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Ball State University through your teaching, research, and/or service. Please include examples of your contributions when possible. Word limit 500.

The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through July 13, 2022.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit: https://cms.bsu.edu/About/AdministrativeOffices/HumanResources/Jobs/Benefits-and-Community/Faculty

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.



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Muncie, Indiana, United States
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball Sta...