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Health Careers - Nutrition Full-Time Tenure Track Faculty

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Work type: Full time
Location: Harper College Main Campus (Palatine)
Categories: Faculty
Salary: Annual Salary
Pay Grade: FF Instructional Faculty - 26 Pays
Division: Provost
Department: Health Careers

Schedule Information:Per course schedule; maintains a minimum of 15 contact hours of teaching and 10 office hours per week for student consultation

Weeks per fiscal year: Faculty are covered under a 9-month contract period (August thru May)

Benefits:  Health, Dental, Life & Disability Insurance; Sick and Holiday pay; Personal Business;Educational Assistance: Tuition Waivers at Harper & Professional Expense

Position Description and Duties: 

Harper College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the nutrition department. This is a nine-month appointment with responsibilities consistent with the mission of the Nutrition Department, Dietetic Internship program and accreditation standards of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Additional summer course load and responsibilities possible.

Primary responsibilities include teaching 15 contact-hours and maintaining 6 office hours per week for student consultation; maintaining highest possible standards of classroom instruction; applying innovative teaching and learning pedagogies; using nutrition-related software technologies in the classroom.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Assisting in the nutrition transfer degree and Dietetic Internship program responsibilities.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with transfer schools and assisting students in transfer plans.
  • Maintaining the nutrition lab and grocery pick up
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with surrounding community partners.
  • Participating on the nutrition advisory committee and meets with the committee at least two times per year.
  • Assisting with submission of regular accreditation reports, program assessment, and ensuring the program meets the requirements of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). 
  • Plan and teach a variety of program courses, including classroom and lab sections 
  • Serve on college committees
  • Participate in departmental and division initiatives
  • Assist in programmatic curriculum, course, and program assessments annually.
  • Update syllabi and engage students in innovative instructional methods to achieve course objectives.

Educational Requirements:  A Master's Degree in Nutrition, Dietetics or closely related field. Candidate must hold Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN) licensure from the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations. Candidate must be credentialed as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) or Registered Dietitian (RD) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

Experience Requirements: Must have a minimum of three years professional experience post credentialing. Five years of professional practice, one year of teaching experience, and experience working with nutrition students and/or as a Preceptor of Dietetics students is preferred. Experience working in a diverse environment preferred.

Application Review Date:  Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before:  November 14, 2022.

Special Notes
*You will not be able to complete the application without attaching the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • CV/Resume (Does not substitute for completed application)
  • Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts from Regionally accredited institutions
  • A one page single-spaced statement of your teaching philosophy. In your teaching philosophy, please include how you approach classroom management, how you assess students, and how you use instructional technology.

* Official transcripts required upon hire
* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.
* Employment sponsorship is not available.

Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create an inclusive learning and working environment where individual differences and identities are respected, valued and embraced. We encourage women, people from historically underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.

Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create an inclusive learning and working environment where individual differences and identities are respected, valued and embraced. We encourage women, people from historically underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.


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Last Updated: 10/24/22