The Food Science and Nutrition Department in the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo is seeking candidates for a full-time, academic year (9-month) and summer session, Dietetic Internship Director / lecturer in Nutrition with a target start date in June 2021. The principal assignment of the successful candidate is to act as Dietetic Internship Director. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The mission of our internship is to train dietetic interns who will be competent, well-rounded, culturally sensitive individuals and contributing members to the field of dietetics. Upon completing their dietetic internship, students will be qualified to enter clinical dietetics, food service management, community programs and to take the registration examination for their RD credential. For more information please visit: http://www.fsn.calpoly.edu/dietetic-internship. Appointment will include teaching and directorship of our Dietetic Internship Program.
The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the director of the dietetic program and additional responsibilities include teaching throughout the nutrition curriculum. The DI director will be expected to provide leadership to expand the DI program consistent with national development trends in dietetic internship education. The DI director will be expected to develop and implement strategies to grow the program including but not limited to online components and new preceptors identification and play a key role in the development of a Master Professional Studies in Nutrition (MPS). The DI Director coordinates all aspects of the dietetic internship, duties may include but are not limited to: managing all recruitment, selection and enrollment of the annual intern DI class, planning and coordinating orientation, scheduling and rotation of DI interns, evaluating interns for knowledge, competency, and professionalism, supervising all DI activities including classroom education, seminars and local and state Academy activities, and promoting and marketing the Cal Poly DI to internal and external stakeholders. The DI Director will be expected to coordinate and communicate with all DI participants. Duties may include but are not limited to: mentoring and developing preceptors and facility administrators, seeking new, on-going and potential sites by meeting with and preparing appropriate decision makers both on site and at Cal Poly, acting as a liaison to community and Academy leaders as well as ACEND personnel, interacting with local and state Academy groups in DEP Area 1 and Coastal Tri‑Counties, and planning scheduled Advisory Council meetings and other Council input. The DI Director will perform all administrative functions associated with the DI program duties that may include but are not limited to: assisting with contracts with sites, coordinating required legal issues between Cal Poly and outside entities, revising policies and procedures including the DI Internship handbook, website and preceptor manual, and performing periodic university and Academy site reviews as required for accreditation.
The DI Director will be expected to teach as assigned throughout the nutrition curriculum which may include but is not limited to: nutrition core classes, Dietetic Internship and other academic course work. Additional courses may be assigned, as needed and as appropriate for candidate’s expertise, by the department. Course descriptions are available at http://catalog.calpoly.edu/coursesaz/fsn/
Duties may also include, but are not limited to: (1) supervision of undergraduate senior projects, (2) graduate student research, (3) student advising and (4) teach and/or be involved administratively in a Master of Professional Studies or certificate program.
At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly’s values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. Cal Poly’s commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
Master’s in Nutrition/relevant field plus RD/RDN.
Demonstrated three years’ experience as an RD/RDN in clinical, community, or food administration or any practice combination.
Demonstrated experience and commitment to student-centered learning and teaching, as well as the ability to collaboratively work in multidisciplinary settings.
Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Demonstrated experience in higher education, internship direction or DPD Director is desirable.
Previous experience working with dietetic students, interns or other postgraduate level students is desirable.
PhD in Nutrition/relevant field is desirable. University-level teaching.
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: Cal Poly cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought.
Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to Cal Poly or individuals in the university community.
For health and well-being, Cal Poly is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
The Food Science and Nutrition Department has 12 full-time faculty, numerous part-time faculty, support staff, and approximately 600 students. FSN offers two majors - Nutrition and Food Science. The department hosts a dynamic and innovative Nutrition program that encourages national as well as international perspectives on teaching and research. The Department has strong connection with the stakeholders in California and research programs are developed in partnership with the Central Coast community and food industries along with commodity boards such as strawberry board. The Nutrition curriculum includes two concentrations: Applied Nutrition and Nutrition Science. The Applied Nutrition concentration is accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and our Culinology® program is Research Chefs Association approved. The Department offers a MS in Nutrition, a MS in Food Science and a Dietetic Internship program.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates must attach (1) a cover letter, (2) resume/curriculum vitae, (3) copy of unofficial transcripts (from Bachelor's to highest degree awarded), (4) a list of university courses previously taught, if applicable, and courses requesting consideration to teach, (5) a statement describing the candidate's experience(s) with diversity and inclusion and how their experiences have prepared them to advance Cal Poly's commitment to diversity and inclusion, and (6) at least three professional references with names and email addresses when completing the online faculty application. The selected candidate will be required to provide sealed official transcripts of highest degree awarded prior to appointment for final consideration. If you would like to get additional information, please reach out to Dr. Pilolla at email@example.com, Interim DI director and chair of the search committee.
Review of applications will begin October 9, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.
At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly’s values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.