Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work
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.
Stempel College is dedicated to ensuring a diverse, inclusive, and scholarly environment (https://go.fiu.edu/diversitystatement). Stempel College seeks a dynamic leader to advance FIU’s vision of being Worlds Ahead in teaching, research and service. The Chair should have a strong vision for the future of the department, have an understanding of administering accredited programs and encourage and enable faculty members, post- doctoral fellows, and PhD students to compete successfully for extramural research funding in collaboration with other units and investigators within and outside of Stempel College. The Department of Dietetics and Nutrition is one of six departments within the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, https://stempel.fiu.edu/academics/department-dietetics-nutrition/. 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 a bachelor’s (2-tracks; the Didactic Program in Dietetics is intended for students interested in becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist; the nutrition science track is designed for students interested in other health professions), master’s and doctoral degree in dietetics and nutrition along with a graduate certificate in pediatric nutrition. The Department also houses a graduate Dietetic Internship Program. The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND®) accredits two programs within the department.
Required qualifications include: PhD in dietetics, nutrition, food science or closely related discipline at the time of applying. RD preferred. As appropriate for rank, a track record of collaborative research and peer-reviewed publications, demonstrated ability to obtain research grants. Effective teaching in the relevant discipline, scholarly activity, mentoring, service and ability to communicate effectively with ethnically and culturally diverse populations is also required. Competitive applicants should have a strong, extramurally funded research program in place as Principal Investigator. Previous administrative/leadership experience in accredited programs is preferred for this tenure- earning position.
Candidate will primarily be responsible for collaborative department leadership, administering the budget, coordinating teaching assignments, and evaluating department faculty and staff. The candidate is also expected to engage in extramurally funded research, teach and advise graduate students, mentor faculty, and serve on master’ thesis and dissertation committees.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 522865 at http://facultycareers.fiu.edu. Candidates need to provide a cover letter highlighting their professional experience and vision for the department, as well as their curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching philosophy in a single pdf binder-file. Candidates will also need to provide the names and contact information for at least three (3) references who will only be contacted as determined by the search committee. The application review process will commence on February 28, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
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.