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Dietetic Internship Clinical Coordinator - Department of Dietetics & Nutrition

Florida International University

Florida International University

Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2024

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  • Opening Date: 2024-01-16
  • Job Opening Id: 531325
  • College/Division: Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
  • Department: CPHSW Dietetics and Nutrition

Job Information

The Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work’s mission is to improve health, health equity, and the wellbeing of local, national, and global populations through education, research, and partnerships that are innovative and transformative. The college’s academic disciplines—public health, dietetics and nutrition, social work, and disaster preparedness—are advancing research and practices to realize this mission, bringing students and faculty to the forefront of their fields. According to the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, the college ranks 15th in the nation for public health schools at public universities receiving National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding. In its 2023 Graduate Program Rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranked Stempel College’s School of Public Health at No. 42 and its School of Social Work at No. 49 among public universities.

Uniquely located in Miami, Florida, at the gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean, Stempel College faculty are working daily to solve complex health and social welfare problems affecting underserved populations, including brain health, environmental health issues, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, mental health outcomes, and racial/ethnic disparities.

The Department of Dietetics and Nutrition is one of seven departments within the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work. The mission of the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition is to prepare practitioners and applied researchers in dietetics, food, and nutrition to build a healthier society. The Department offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in dietetics and nutrition. The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND®) accredits two programs within the department, the Didactic Program in Dietetics and the Dietetic Internship.

The Department of Dietetics and Nutrition invites applicants for the Dietetic Internship Clinical Coordinator position, as a non-tenure track position at the level of Clinical Assistant Professor.

The Coordinator will be responsible for providing support to the dietetic internship by enhancing Departmental interaction with preceptors and interns, and contributing to program growth, planning and evaluation, coordinating existing and develop new graduate practicum placements for Advanced Supervised Dietetics Practice I and Advanced Supervised Dietetics Practice II, responsible for the placement, supervision, and teaching of interns in Advanced Supervised Dietetics Practice I and Advanced Supervised Dietetics Practice II; networking and making connections with community agencies and organizations to expand internship, practicum and learning placement opportunities for internship students, by acting as a community liaison; ensuring that the Department is current with internship and practicum contracts, liability insurance, and workers’ compensation requirements; collaborating and communicating with faculty, preceptors and staff involved in the programs and courses of the dietetic internship and Department; promoting the Department through participation in dietetics and nutrition professional and community organizations (local and state) and other opportunities for professional networking; and performing other duties as assigned to ensure the success of the internship program and compliance with the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) standards. This position will also include teaching two (2) undergraduate courses in dietetics and nutrition in the Fall and Spring.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications/Experience

  • Education: a Master of Science degree in clinical nutrition, dietetics, or a closely related field is required. Must be eligible for a full-time appointment as non-tenure-track or clinical faculty at Florida International University.
  • Registration and Licensure: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist credential required and licensed or licensure eligible as a dietitian in the State of Florida are required.
  • Experience: At least ten years of post-credentialing experience as a registered dietitian nutritionist is required. Also, experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. Precepting dietetic interns and involvement in accredited dietetic programs is required. Membership and active participation in the Academy of Dietetics and Nutrition is essential.
  • Skills: Effective verbal and written communication skills are required. Effective interpersonal and organizational skills with diverse college/university constituents are required. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially with university administrators, faculty, staff, and students is a requirement. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those diverse cultures and backgrounds is required. Florida driver’s license is required. This position will require frequent local and regional travel in Florida (including but not limited to Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Monroe, and Collier counties).

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening 531325 at facultycareers.fiu.edu and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, listing of three references, statement of teaching philosophy in a single pdf file. Candidates are asked to include a statement of commitment to diversity and inclusion (feel free to consult the diversity statement guideline if needed). Review of candidates will continue until the position is filled.

For inquiries, kindly contact the Chair of the Search & Screen Committee, Evelyn Enrione, PhD, RDN, LD/N at enrionee@fiu.edu.

Pre-Employment Requirements

Criminal Background Check

How To Apply

Prospective Employee

If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in "My Applications".

To be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position and be in good performance standing.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.

*This posting will close at 12:00 am of the close date.

How To Apply

Current Employee

As a current employee, you must log into Employee Self Service (ESS) to apply for this and any other internal career opportunity of interest. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in "My Applications".

To be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position and be in good performance standing.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume/ curriculum vitae, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

*This posting will close at 12:00 am of the close date.

Disclosures

Clery Notice

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the University Police department at Florida International University provides information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three (3) calendar years. The FIU Annual Security report is available online at: https://police.fiu.edu/download/annual-security-fire-safety-report/.

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station).

Pay Transparency

Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access, Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

About FIU

Florida International University is a top public university that drives real talent and innovation in Miami and globally. Very high research (R1) activity and high social mobility come together at FIU to uplift and accelerate learner success in a global city by focusing in the areas of environment, health, innovation, and justice. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers. FIU serves a diverse student body of more than 56,000 and 290,000 Panther alumni. U.S. News and World Report places dozens of FIU programs among the best in the nation, including international business at No. 2. Washington Monthly Magazine ranks FIU among the top 20 public universities contributing to the public good.

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