Posted: Nov 10, 2020

Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor

Application Deadline: N/A

The Clinical Nutrition Future Graduate (FG) Future Education Model (FEM) Demonstration Program Cohort 3 in the School of Health Sciences at the University of the Pacific invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor position. The program received Candidacy status from ACEND in May 2020. This is a full-time, non-tenure track position and the first cohort begins August 2020 academic on a trimester academic calendar. Faculty rank and title are contingent upon the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications. The faculty at University of the Pacific are responsible for providing all aspects of didactic and clinical education for the Programs. Faculty members are integral in all activities of the program and participate in many areas by instruction and by example.

Teaching is the primary focus of faculty at the University. We aspire to promote student-centered learning within a humanistic environment such that students are enthusiastic about providing scientifically-based, patient-centered nutrition care.
The role of the instructional faculty within the University of the Pacific is to provide

instruction as assigned in areas of knowledge and expertise; six courses per academic year.
The mission of the Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition FG FEM Program is to provide a graduate level, student-centered, interprofessional Nutrition and Dietetics education that is integrated with leadership, innovative supervised experiential learning and research experiences that prepares students to become skilled and compassionate registered dietitian/nutritionist professionals who practice comprehensive clinical nutrition care using an evidence-based approach within competency-based education.
Scholarship and research are also valued at University of the Pacific. The Clinical Nutrition Programs are committed to strengthening research through the “development of, and support for, collaborative research and practice-based/applied research.” The intent of this effort is not only to increase the discovery and dissemination of knowledge, but also to focus on faculty and student scholarship and research as part of the University’s overall educational mission.

Basic Qualifications 

• Credentialed as a registered dietitian nutritionist by the Commission on Dietetic Registration
• Possess a terminal degree in nutrition or nutrition-related field with significant clinical nutrition experience (PhD, DCN, DrPH) or other terminal degree (EdD) plus a degree in nutrition
• Teaching experience at the college/university level
• Superior written, oral and interpersonal communications skills needed to work with diverse student, faculty, preceptor and administrative populations
• Have a desire to create and sustain a culture of student support and success
• Thorough understanding of ACEND regulations pertaining to supervised clinical experiential learning • Intermediate to advanced computer skills, specifically MS Office Suite Programs (i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and MS Outlook.
• Ability to work as a team with administrators, fellow faculty, staff, and students.

Additional Qualifications 

Academic experience Clinical Nutrition Education, to include curriculum development.
• Knowledge of ACEND Future Education Model Graduate standards and competency based education Miller model.
• Strong CN teaching experience
• Minimum of two years of professional higher education teaching experience
• Sincere desire for personal growth and development as an educator, including teaching, scholarship, and service throughout the course of your career
• Desire to teach and learn from students in all phases of the curriculum, using a humanistic educational model
• Involvement or desire to be involved in professional organizations within the field of specialty
• Involvement or desire to participate in professional education beyond the school, on local, state, regional, national, and international levels
• Understanding of supervised dietetic practice from the educator role

Contact Information for additional information

Anne M. Davis, PhD, RDN, FAND
Program Director | Associate Clinical Professor
CLINICAL NUTRITION MS | 3200 Fifth Ave | Sacramento, CA 95817 E-mail: [email protected] | Phone: 916.733.2804