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The Department of Public Health & Nutrition at Eastern Illinois University is seeking a full time (12 months) tenure-track faculty member in Nutrition & Dietetics who will also serve as the director for our new Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CPD). The desired start date is July 1, 2024. This new program is evolving from our long-standing ACEND-accredited DPD program, and building on the strengths of our ACEND-accredited master’s level Dietetic Internship program. Under the general supervision of the department chair of Public Health & Nutrition, the full-time CPD director is responsible for teaching in their area of expertise and overseeing the implementation of the Coordinated Program in conjunction with current Nutrition & Dietetics faculty. The Department seeks candidates who are committed to student learning, and the academic and clinical instruction of both undergraduate and master’s students who are intent upon securing the RDN credential.
In January 2022, the Nutrition & Dietetics program merged with the Department of Public Health to form the Department of Public Health & Nutrition, part of the College of Health & Human Services. PHN houses five undergraduate major options, multiple minors, and 3 master’s degree options. The Nutrition & Dietetics program began training future dietetic nutritionists and nutrition educations in 1965, and currently offers an ACEND-accredited DPD program and Master’s degree DI option as well as a non-RDN Nutrition Education option. The DPD program plans to migrate to a Coordinated Program effective Fall 2024. There are 12 full-time academic and instructional faculty positions in the Department, including a dedicated undergraduate academic advisor and undergraduate internship coordinator. We have established preceptor relationships with 8 clinical sites and several community nutrition sites, as well as the capability of utilizing student-identified placements.
Review of completed applications will begin January 29, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. A complete application includes: a) letter of application addressing strengths and experience relative to the qualifications and responsibilities of the position; b) current CV; c) unofficial transcripts; and, d) names and contact information of three professional references who can comment on relevant clinical and/or academic teaching experience.
Diversity and Inclusion: Eastern Illinois University is committed to fostering a learning community where all members feel welcomed and valued. The university provides equality of opportunity in all areas of campus life and we strive to recognize and appreciate the unique value of our students, faculty, and staff. Every member of campus has the right to learn and work in an environment free of discrimination and harassment, and beyond that, our goal is for all members of our community to develop a strong sense of belonging to Eastern Illinois University.
The University and Community: Eastern Illinois University, located in the east-central Illinois community of Charleston, has a rich tradition of over 120 years of preparing students to accomplish their professional and life goals through a combination of quality academics and personal relationships. Eastern Illinois University is committed to fostering a learning community where all members feel welcomed and valued. The university provides equality of opportunity in all areas of campus life and we strive to recognize and appreciate the unique value of all students, faculty, and staff with the goal for all members of our community to develop a strong sense of belonging at Eastern Illinois University. The beautiful, 320-acre campus is host to approximately 7,500 students and 400 faculty members in a town of approximately 20,000 residents. EIU offers active research opportunities, cultural events, NCAA Division I athletics, and an engaged student body that are on par with larger universities. Charleston has all the advantages of a small, rural town (e.g., lower cost of living, a safe community, a short commute) within a two to three-hour drive of Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis.
The University is located in east central Illinois and combines the benefits of a community of 20,000 with access to several large cities, including Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis.
Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/female/disability/veteran - committed to achieving a diverse community