University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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Position Number 02343376
Division College of Health Sciences
Position Type Teaching Academic Staff
Appointment Type Ongoing/Probationary
Pay Basis Annual
Salary Grade Cat B
FLSA Status Exempt
Percent 100%
Posting Type Faculty & Instructional
UWM Description The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is Wisconsin’s second-largest university, with a unique dual mission of access and research to provide high-quality education for students from all backgrounds. UWM is one of 146 top research universities recognized as “R1” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. UWM partners with leading companies in Wisconsin and beyond to advance knowledge, bring new discoveries to market, and prepare students for work in a global economy. At UWM, we are committed to attracting, retaining, and growing a truly multicultural team that accurately reflects the experiences and perspectives of our students and communities. We take pride in being dedicated to diversity in student body, faculty and staff, and programs. Join our UWM family where your talents and expertise are recognized, valued, and contribute to greater pathways of success in both your career and life. Along with its main campus in Milwaukee, UWM has branch campuses in Waukesha and Washington County.
UWM celebrates, values and promotes the diverse voices and experiences of its students and employees and our community partners. We believe diversity enriches and strengthens our institution. UWM is committed to providing equitable access to opportunities for students and employees from every background. We aspire to create a campus climate that is welcoming to all. Learn more here:
School/College/Division Description The College of Health Sciences offers pre-professional, professional, and research-focused degrees through its five academic departments: Biomedical Sciences, Communication Sciences & Disorders, Health Informatics & Administration, Kinesiology, and Rehabilitation Sciences & Technology. The College of Health Sciences – with the College of Nursing, the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, and the Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health – have formed Partners for Health, a research and interprofessional collaborative.
The UWM Department of Kinesiology engages in the generation, dissemination, integration, and application of knowledge specific to human movement and nutritional sciences. Academic programs presently housed within the department include the BS Nutritional Sciences, Minor in Nutritional Sciences, Pre-Dietetics, BS Kinesiology, Minor in Kinesiology, MS Kinesiology, PhD Kinesiology, and accelerated BS Kinesiology-MS Athletic Training.
As part of UWM’s long-term strategic planning envisioned in the 2030 Action Plan, several UWM schools and colleges are being realigned. As a result, Sport & Recreation, Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Health Informatics faculty, staff and programs will be joining the Zilber School of Public Health to create the Zilber College of Public Health. The realignment process is underway and will become effective July 1, 2023. The Joseph J. Zilber College of Public Health will be the home to nutrition and dietetics-related academic programs including the BS Nutritional Sciences, Minor in Nutritional Sciences, and Pre-Dietetics, and MPH-Nutrition and Dietetics.
UWM’s new MPH-Nutrition and Dietetics program includes coursework and supervised experiential learning experiences that satisfy the ACEND® Future Education Model Accreditation Standards for Graduate Programs . The MPH-Nutrition and Dietetics program was granted Candidate Status by ACEND in April 2023 and eligible to enroll up to 20 students per year beginning in Fall 2023.
Job Summary The 12-month annual Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor position includes teaching and service responsibilities throughout the fall, spring, and summer semesters that primarily support the Nutritional Sciences undergraduate program and the MPH-Nutrition & Dietetics program.
It is anticipated that the Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor will be the instructor for courses including (but not limited to) Nutrition Communication & Education (undergraduate), Hunger at Home: Food and Nutrition Security in Milwaukee County (undergraduate), Current Issues in Nutrition and Dietetics (graduate), Advanced Nutrition Education (graduate), and Professional Preparation in Nutrition and Dietetics (graduate).
Depending upon experience and expertise, the successful candidate may have the opportunity to instruct the Food Systems Management and Field Experience course in the MPH-Nutrition and Dietetics program. The individual in that role will be responsible for coordinating, implementing, and monitoring the supervised experiential learning (SEL) opportunities integrated into that course.
Responsibilities associated with this position are as follows:

  • Cultivate a student-centered, innovative instructional environment that supports dynamic and engaging classroom experiences that facilitate the attainment of nutrition and dietetics-related knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Revise (as needed) and deliver existing academic courses associated with the undergraduate Nutritional Sciences program.
  • Fully develop and deliver several new courses associated with the MPH-Nutrition and Dietetics program.
  • Develop and integrate learning activities that facilitate students’ development of cross-cultural communication skills and nurtures a disposition towards cultural humility.
  • In collaboration with the Program Director, assist with MPH-Nutrition and Dietetics program accreditation tasks including:
    • Maintaining program-level documentation regarding SEL hours and ensuring programmatic adherence to ACEND SEL-related requirements.
    • Maintaining the program’s student records, specifically student accrual of SEL hours and progress towards attaining ACEND competencies.
    • Assisting with maintenance of the Competency Assessment Plan and Curriculum Map as the program and its courses are revised in accordance with the Continuous Program Improvement Plan.
  • Provide one-on-one mentorship to graduate students in MPH-Nutrition and Dietetics program
  • In partnership with the Program Director and program faculty/staff, actively participate in the program evaluation and improvement process, including formal curriculum review and revision.
  • In partnership with the Program Director and program faculty/staff, assist with student recruitment/admissions, orientation, advisement, and evaluation, as appropriate.
  • All other duties as assigned.
  • For service to UWM and the profession, the individual hired for this position will work collaboratively within and outside of the Zilber College of Public Health. UWM service includes attending program and College meetings, as well as serving on College and campus committees. Participation in professional development and service, such as maintenance of credentials and attending conferences, is expected.
    The specific responsibilities associated with this position may be adapted in response to the evolving needs of the Nutritional Sciences undergraduate program, MPH-Nutrition and Dietetics program, and the Zilber College of Public Health.
    The preferred start date for this position is August 21, 2023 but depending on the situation and successful candidate, a spring semester start date may also be an option.

    Minimum Qualifications
    • Master’s degree in nutritional sciences or related discipline
    • Two years of experience in nutrition-related education including teaching courses, creating and/or revising curriculum, advising and/or mentoring students
    • Two years of professional experience in nutrition-related program development, delivery, and/or administration (e.g., disease prevention programming, anti-hunger initiatives)
    • Ability to work effectively and collegially with administrators, faculty, staff, and students
    • Knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with individuals (e.g., students, colleagues, community members) from different cultural backgrounds
    Preferred Qualifications
    • Doctoral degree in nutritional sciences or related discipline (ABD considered)
    • Credentialed as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)
    • Professional experience providing nutrition counseling to individuals and/or groups
    • Professional experience with food and nutrition security-related policy, programs, or initiatives
    • Professional experience engaging with media outlets or media technology to disseminate nutrition and/or health-related education
    • Professional experience in food systems management/food service management
    • Experience with placement, monitoring, and/or mentoring students in internship related experiences
    • Instructional experience in an ACEND-accredited program
    • Experience with learning management systems (e.g., Canvas)
    Target Salary Range $85,000 – $95,000 (Final salary offer contingent upon skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to the position)
    Benefits and Total Rewards As part of UWM’s commitment to supporting the success of our team members through positive experiences, employees are provided with Benefits to Benefit You and Your Life. UWM offers a comprehensive benefits package and contributes towards the cost of several benefit plans. Employees with a qualifying position also receive an extensive leave package including vacation, sick leave (with no expiration), personal holiday, and paid legal holidays. Please visit this link to view summary benefits information. (Compensation figures are for example purposes only.) UWM Benefits to Benefit You and Your Life
    Application Instructions All applicants will be required to apply online. Applicants should submit electronically:

    • Cover letter
    • Resume or curriculum vitae
    • Contact information for three professional references (name, address, phone, email)
    • Writing sample that addresses the two prompts below: 
      • Describe how you would cultivate a student-centered, innovative instructional environment that includes dynamic and engaging classroom experiences that facilitates students’ attainment of nutrition and/or dietetics-related knowledge, skills, and abilities.  

    In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from the candidates’ application materials whether they meet any of the qualifications, they may be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications. Questions about this position should be directed to Amanda Grober at [email protected].

    Application Deadline 06/25/2023
    Continuous (Open Until Filled?) No
    If Continuous, Initial Review Date
    Position Contact Name Amanda Grober
    Contact Phone 414-251-8499
    Contact Email [email protected]
    Application Notes For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.
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    Job Categories Academic/Faculty Affairs, Faculty/Instruction – Health Sciences

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