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Assistant/Associate Clinical Lecturer or Assistant/ Associate Clinical Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics and Undergraduate DP

Ball State University

Last Updated: 11/27/22

Job Description

We invite applications for a Nontenure Faculty member to serve as an instructor and undergraduate Dietetics Program Director 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.

We seek faculty candidates with a master’s degree or higher in Dietetics, Nutrition Science, or other related discipline who have held the registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) credential for at least 3 years at the time of appointment. Successful candidates should have good interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively and congenially, and be skilled in developing and teaching dietetics and nutrition science courses to students with a range of aptitude. Online teaching experience is also desirable as is experience in curriculum development and assessment and advanced certification in nutrition support. Responsibilities will include serving as the Didactic Program in Dietetics Program Director providing leadership for our ACEND-accredited undergraduate Dietetics program, overseeing data collection for accreditation and preparing accreditation reports, developing and teaching undergraduate courses, and other service to the university, community, and profession. This faculty member will also contribute to student recruitment activities and serve as a resource for internship and career advising.

Rank will be at the Assistant or Associate Clinical Lecturer level. For candidates who hold a doctorate in a related area, appointment can be considered at the Assistant or Associate Clinical Professor rank. Successful candidates are expected to work on campus in Muncie to allow full engagement with students, department, college, and university colleagues, and the community.

We are interested in candidates who will excite and motivate students of diverse backgrounds, and who will contribute to a campus climate that supports equity, diversity, and inclusion. At Ball State University, inclusiveness is one of our enduring values and informs all 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. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with credentials and experience. The position will begin August 19, 2022.

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 serving as the Didactic Program in Dietetics Program Director providing leadership for our ACEND-accredited undergraduate Dietetics program, overseeing data collection for accreditation and preparing accreditation reports, developing and teaching undergraduate courses, and other service to the university, community, and profession. This faculty member will also contribute to student recruitment activities and serve as a resource for internship and career advising.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Master’s Degree or doctorate in Dietetics, Nutrition Science, or other 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.
    5. Held registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) credential for at least 3 years by the time of appointment (August 19, 2022).

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 health-related experience
  3. Experience with academic program accreditation, specifically ACEND
  4. Experience in curriculum development.
  5. Experience in curriculum assessment.
  6. Hold advanced certification in nutrition support

Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/31722. 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...