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Chair of the Department of Health Nursing and Nutrition/ Associate Professor
Title:Chair of the Department of Health Nursing and Nutrition/ Associate Professor
Location:Van Ness

The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) of the University of the District of Columbia seeks an experienced academic and administrator for the position of Chair of the Department of Health Nursing and Nutrition/ Associate Professor. Specifically, this position will provide administrative oversight and programmatic guidance to an interdisciplinary, group of programs focused on community health and wellness.

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration:
Open to the Public

Position Status: Full-Time

Pay Plan, Series & Grade:  ES00005/3/

Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Ave NW

Brief Description of Duties

The incumbent will work closely and collaborate with the Chair of the Department of Architecture and Urban Sustainability with the Directors of the Center for Nutrition, Diet, and Health, one of the land-grant Centers of CAUSES. S/he is expected to teach a reduced teaching load, to engage students in the college’s community outreach and education programs as outlined in the University’s strategic plan, and to build and maintain effective partnerships with a specific focus on either community nutrition or health and wellness. The incumbent must be a team player, work effectively and efficiently with diverse internal and external constituencies, perform all duties with a high degree of efficiency, communicate effectively, work well under pressure and be familiar (or familiarize self) with the rules, regulations, policies and procedures of CAUSES, UDC, and program sponsors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Coordinates and oversees the administrative processes in Department of Health Nursing and Nutrition.

  2. Develops and maintains an awareness of community nutrition, community nursing, public health and wellness by involving internal and external constituencies in program planning and design.

  3. Utilizes a variety of assessment techniques to identify local needs and ensure cultural relevancy and appropriateness of health and wellness programs.

  4. Develops, implements, and evaluates education programs and materials to address identified needs and effective responses to address family, consumer, food safety, nutrition, dietetics, nursing, wellness and health needs and related practice experiences in one of the disciplines within the department.

  5. Utilizes a variety of available delivery models to provide educational programs and opportunities supported by research and evidence based assessment in line with ACEND and ACEN standards and best practices at other landgrant universities.

  6. Oversees the Implementation and training of volunteers as needed, develops and delivers accurate and effective assistance and education in relevant program areas.

  7. Engages graduate students (and undergraduate students as appropriate) in the activities listed under points 3 to 7 above.

  8. Teaches graduate and undergraduate courses as needed.

  9. Works with graduate students and CAUSES colleagues to plan and implement research projects including review of relevant literature, assisting with research design, developing research protocols.

  10. Works collaboratively with other CAUSES academic departments and landgrant centers as well as with DC agencies and service providers to effectively address DC and national priorities related to food safety, nutrition and preventive health.

  11. Fosters leadership development opportunities and opportunities for practicing and implementing leadership skills and networks with professionals and agencies to serve the needs of students and community clients.

Minimum Job Requirements

  1. Doctorate (Ph.D.) degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, Nursing, Public Health, or related area granted by a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.

  2. Completion of a didactic program in dietetics and supervised practice program approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) or an approved public health program

  3. Registered Dietitian (RD) or eligible for registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and certification/licensure as required by the District of Columbia.

  4. Excellent leadership, management, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

  5. Excellent problem-solving skills.

  6. Four (4) years of experience in increasingly responsible community positions in the field of dietetics or public health.

  7. Three (3) years supervisory experience.

  8. Teaching and research experience; program planning experience desired.

  9. A valid driver’s license to travel within the district as needed for community education and student supervision purposes.

  10. A proven commitment to continuous improvement and to proactive, outcomes oriented work in meeting the responsibilities and duties described.

Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Non-Union): This position is not a collective bargaining unit.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: opportunity/.


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