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Assistant Professor 12 Mo
Working Title Program Director/Assistant Professor of Dietetics
Position # F00603
Department Dietetics
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Employment Status:
Full time (29-40 Hrs)
Proposed Salary Range:
Commensurate with Experience
Type of Employment:


Please note: All postings close at 12 A.M. CST on the closing date.  A-State participates in E-Verify.

Position Summary:

The Program Director/Assistant Professor of Dietetics at Arkansas State University is responsible to the dean, College of Nursing and Health Professions for the general management, operation and leadership of the Coordinated Program in Dietetics. The program director is responsible for representing their program to the dean and university administration, supporting faculty in their professional development, working with faculty to improve instructional programs, developing/modifying programs and curriculums that are responsive to the changing needs of students, accreditation standards and assessment feedback and plotting a future course for dietetics and nutrition at A-State

The Program Director is expected to deliver instruction, perform research in his/her area of interest, perform service for the respective profession and community, and participate in the management of the Program, College, and University through shared governance

Duties & Responsibilities:

Currently there is an accredited baccalaureate program and the program will be adding a Master’s Degree in Nutrition beginning in Fall 2022.  The program director is responsible for assuring that all ACEND accreditation standards, policies and procedures, and program standards are met. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:


  • 12-month, Tenure Track position; teaching workload expected to be 9-credit hours per semester. 
  • Development of policies and procedures for effectively all components of the program and to ensure fair, equitable and considerate treatment of prospective and enrolled students
  • Student recruitment, advisement, evaluation and counseling
  • Maintenance of program accreditation, including timely submission of fees, report and requests for major program changes
  • Maintenance of the program’s student records, including student advising plans, supervised experiential learning hours and verification statements
  • Maintenance of complaints about the program received from students or others, including disposition of the complaint
  • On-going review of the program’s curriculum to meet the accreditation standards
  • Communication and coordination with program faculty, preceptors and others involved with the program and its student
  • Facilitation of processes for continuous assessment of program and student learning outcomes
  • Timely submission of required documentation supporting the graduate’s eligibility for a Commission on Dietetics Registration credentialing exam.
  • Recruit and maintain preceptors and supervised practice sites for student rotations
  • Mentor junior faculty
  • Meet with program Advisory Board on a regular basis.
  • Establish short- and long-term goals for the program
  • Other duties as assigned


Strong written and verbal communication skills required

General Days/Hours:

8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Additional hours as requested and/or needed
Regular and reliable attendance


Please note that all position postings close at 12:00 am CST on the position closing date

Arkansas State University participates in E-Verify

Please submit the following documents on page four of your application:

Cover Letter
3 letters of reference (colleague, supervisor, one of your choice). Should address directly the skills in the job description in addition to soft skills
Teaching Philosophy

Minimum Qualifications:

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist according to the Commission on Dietetic Registration with minimum of a Master’s Degree (Doctorate preferred); evidence of professional preparation in nutrition and dietetics; minimum of three years professional experience post credentialing; strong knowledge and awareness of professional developments related to area of expertise

Licensure as an LD or LDN in the State of Arkansas or obtain licensure within one-year of appointment

A record of quality teaching and research or the potential for quality teaching and research must be demonstrated

Desired Qualifications:
Experience with the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Active memberships in appropriate professional organizations

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