Chair of the Department of Health Nursing and Nutrition/Associate Professor

University of the District of Columbia
Washington, DC
Mar 14, 2018
Mar 15, 2018
Education, Healthcare
Full Time
The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) of the University of the District of Columbia seeks an experienced academic and administrator for the position of Chair of the Department of Health Nursing and Nutrition/Associate Professor. Specifically, this position will provide administrative oversight and programmatic guidance to an interdisciplinary, group of programs focused on community health and wellness. The incumbent will work closely and collaborate with the Chair of the Department of Architecture and Urban Sustainability with the Directors of the Center for Nutrition, Diet, and Health, one of the land-grant Centers of CAUSES. S/he is expected to teach a reduced teaching load, to engage students in the college's community outreach and education programs as outlined in the University's strategic plan, and to build and maintain effective partnerships with a specific focus on either community nutrition or health and wellness. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Coordinates and oversees the administrative processes in Department of Health Nursing and Nutrition. Develops and maintains an awareness of community nutrition, community nursing, public health and wellness by involving internal and external constituencies in program planning and design. Utilizes a variety of assessment techniques to identify local needs and ensure cultural relevancy and appropriateness of health and wellness programs. Develops, implements, and evaluates education programs and materials to address identified needs and effective responses to address family, consumer, food safety, nutrition, dietetics, nursing, wellness and health needs and related practice experiences in one of the disciplines within the department. Utilizes a variety of available delivery models to provide educational programs and opportunities supported by research and evidence based assessment in line with ACEND and ACEN standards and best practices at other landgrant universities. Oversees the Implementation and training of volunteers as needed, develops and delivers accurate and effective assistance and education in relevant program areas. Engages graduate students (and undergraduate students as appropriate) in the activities listed under points 3 to 7 above. Teaches graduate and undergraduate courses as needed. Works with graduate students and CAUSES colleagues to plan and implement research projects including review of relevant literature, assisting with research design, developing research protocols. Works collaboratively with other CAUSES academic departments and landgrant centers as well as with DC agencies and service providers to effectively address DC and national priorities related to food safety, nutrition and preventive health. Fosters leadership development opportunities and opportunities for practicing and implementing leadership skills and networks with professionals and agencies to serve the needs of students and community clients. Minimum Job Requirements Doctorate (Ph.D.) degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, Public Health, or related area granted by a US regionally accredited college or university. Completion of a didactic program in dietetics and supervised practice program approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) or an approved public health program Registered Dietitian (RD) or eligible for registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and certification/licensure as required by the District of Columbia. Excellent leadership, management, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Excellent problem-solving skills. Four (4) years of experience in increasingly responsible community positions in the field of dietetics or public health. Three (3) years supervisory experience. Teaching and research experience; program planning experience desired. A valid driver's license to travel within the district as needed for community education and student supervision purposes. A proven commitment to continuous improvement and to proactive, outcomes oriented work in meeting the responsibilities and duties described. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Department Chair, Location: Washington, DC - 20008

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