Company Name: Florida International University
City: Miami
US States: FL
Zip: 33199
Job Position Offered: Dietetic Internship Clinical Coordinator – Department of Dietetics & Nutrition
Job Status: Full-time
Job Description: Florida International University is Miami’s public research university, focused on student success. According to U.S. News and World Report, FIU has 42 top-50 rankings in the nation among public universities. FIU is a top U.S. research university (R1), with more than $200 million in annual expenditures. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon fundraising campaign is furthering FIU’s commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA, with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU, visit www.fiu.edu

Dietetic Internship Clinical Coordinator – Department of Dietetics & Nutrition

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.

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.

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