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Chair of the Department of Clinical Nutrition

Job Number: 519600
Categories: Faculty / Physician
Dallas, TX

Department: Clinical Nutrition
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

The UT Southwestern School of Health Professions invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Clinical Nutrition. The master’s level program is fully- accredited and offers two distinct degree tracks; a coordinated program track leading to licensure as a registered dietician and a research track leading to an MS degree in Clinical Nutrition.  The Chair should be qualified for appointment at the level of either Associate Professor or Professor and will report directly to the Dean of School of Health Professions. Academic rank will be commensurate with experience.

Applicants must hold a medical degree or an earned doctoral degree (or equivalent), with registered dieticians preferred (but not required). Applicants should also have significant clinical experience as well as extensive involvement in higher education administrative leadership roles. The most competitive applicants will be expected to have a successful nationally recognized research program with a record of extramural funding and high quality research publications. It is preferred that research programs be focused in the clinical research arena with an emphasis on translational/patient-oriented research. The Chair will also be expected to run a high quality academic program and sustain a robust clinical enterprise which is well integrated within the school and medical center. A significant interaction with the Center for Human Nutrition at UT Southwestern Medical Center is also anticipated.

Applicants should send a letter of intent, complete curriculum vitae, brief summary of administrative philosophy and accomplishments as well as current research focus, and contact information to the attention of Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Scott Smith

To the extent provided by applicable law, no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity sponsored or conducted by The University of Texas System or any of its component institutions, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or disability.

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