The Assistant Professor is a member of the ranked faculty with an intermediate academic rank who has demonstrated achievement in the areas of teaching, research, and professional service appropriate to the discipline. The Assistant Professor’s teaching responsibilities are assigned by the academic department head and may include serving as an academic advisor. The Assistant Professor engages in scholarly activities beyond those associated with teaching and is expected to demonstrate professional productivity in research, based upon the availability of resources and consistent with the mission of the University.
Description of Primary Duties:
The position is a 9-month, tenure-track faculty appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Biomedical Sciences Department. Teaching responsibility may include lecture and laboratory based courses in food science, nutrition, and research methods courses in undergraduate and graduate dietetics programs; mentoring undergraduate and graduate research, advising students, and continuing/developing an active and funded research program. Engage in scholarly activity and in the university mission of public affairs by incorporating cultural competence, ethical leadership, and community engagement. May perform other duties as assigned. Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations.
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:
The minimum acceptable qualifications for the position of Assistant Professor are prescribed in the Faculty Handbook. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
Earned doctorate or ABD from a U.S. regionally accredited institution in human nutrition, dietetics, food science, or a closely related field, Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN) credential and Missouri license eligible. Demonstrate knowledge of food science, nutrition, and research methods, including teaching experience at the college level. Ability to integrate technology into the teaching and learning process and demonstrated peer-reviewed research productivity in a focused area; team-oriented with effective verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Screening of applications will begin on May 22, 2019, and completed applications received by that date will be assured full consideration. Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date of January 2020.
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