Clinical Assistant Professor - Washington State University in Puyallup Washington

Washington State University

Puyallup, Washington

United States


Detailed Job Description

The Clinical Assistant Professor is responsible for the clinical training of dietetic students in order to meet the Accreditation Counsel in Education for Dietetics and Nutrition (ACEND) requirements to prepare for the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist credential testing. The duties include training dietetic students in acute care settings, teaching graduate courses, mentoring students, and placing students at additional clinical sites by working with CPD faculty, clinical preceptors and the Director of the CPD.

Required Qualifications

*Master’s degree or equivalent in clinical nutrition or closely related area.

*Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

*Minimum three (3) years of work experience in clinical dietetics.

Preferred Qualifications

*Doctoral degree in clinical nutrition or closely related area.

*Certified Registered Dietitian in the state of Washington or able to become a certified registered dietitian in Washington within 6 months of employment.

*ASPEN Certified Nutrition Support Clinician®.

*Demonstrate scholarship in clinical and/or community nutrition research related to dietetics, nutrition or closely related field.

*Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

*Teaching experience providing education for dietetic students.

*Demonstrates a broad knowledge of the field of clinical nutrition and dietetics.

*Demonstrates knowledge of the process required for training clinical nutrition to be dietetic professionals.

*Demonstrates interpersonal skills.

*Demonstrates ability to do program planning and management.

*Demonstrates attention to detail.
*Knowledgeable in utilizing electronic technology in teaching courses and charting medical records.

Monthly Salary

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Additional Information

Duties and Responsibilities:
*Train clinical dietetic students in acute care settings.
*Assist with annual recruitment, interview and selection of CPD students.
*Work with CPD Director to ensure that the supervised practice curriculum meets ACEND requirements though ongoing evaluation and dialog with students, preceptors, faculty and affiliations.
*Collaborate closely with Clinical Nutrition Managers at acute care medical centers and receive up to date training on computer systems related to electronic medical charting and training requirements for WSU dietetic students.
*Work with CPD director and faculty on didactic curriculum to ensure it meets ACEND requirements.
*Teach course(s) in CPD program and other related courses as assigned.
*Schedule, coordinate, and precept clinical experiences for CPD.
*Conduct on-going evaluations of student competency.
*Participate in professional committees and attend faculty meetings.
*Participate on graduate student committees.
*Participate in community research activities related to dietetics, nutrition or closely related field.
*Collaborate with WSU Extension Center and other WSU faculty in community nutrition related activities.

University Overview
Founded as the people’s university in 1890, Washington State University fulfills that commitment by transforming lives through education, research, and community outreach. In 2015, the University celebrated 125 years of delivering life-changing knowledge and discoveries to citizens across the state, region, nation, and around the world. The state’s only land-grant institution and one of two public research universities, WSU provides a world-class education to nearly 30,000 students through its multi-campus, statewide locations and online. The University strives to ensure that higher education is accessible at an affordable cost—a decades-long WSU commitment to the state’s citizens. The University offers more than 200 undergraduate fields of study and 127 graduate and professional degree programs. Many academic programs win recognition nationally for excellence. WSU is one of just 108 public and private universities in the United States—out of more than 4,500—singled out for its “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University’s research agenda is focused on addressing challenges in health, sustainability, smart systems, national security, and opportunity and equity. WSU is a major driver of Washington’s economy, partnering with many of the state’s leading industries, including agribusiness, aerospace, health care, software, and construction. The University is responsible for nearly 20,600 jobs statewide and generates an overall economic impact of more than $3.3 billion annually. The institution’s operating budget expenditures total nearly $2 billion annually.

Washington State University Spokane
Located in the University District along the riverfront in downtown Spokane, WSU Spokane is the University’s health sciences education and research campus. The campus is home to the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, scheduled to welcome its charter class in August 2017. The University has relocated all of its health sciences disciplines and built new facilities on the campus in recent years. Among the new construction: an $80 million Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Building and a $34.6 million Nursing Building. Nearly 1,500 undergraduate, professional, and graduate students pursue degrees at the 48-acre campus, which also houses programs offered by Eastern Washington University and is located just across the Spokane River from Gonzaga University.

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
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Type of Faculty:Non-Tenure Track
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