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2. Cover letter explaining (1) Teaching Philosophy, (2) Experience with Higher Ed Program Design, (3) Interest in the Department Chair of Clinical Nutrition at The Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona, (4) Salary requirements (Must include monetary amount)
Send to: HR@scnm.edu
As Department Chair, oversee and update the nutrition curriculum, providing expertise and leadership. To serve as a didactic and/or clinical full-time faculty member teaching clinical nutrition to naturopathic medical students; to participate in research/scholarly activities and provide service to the College, community, and the profession; to be an active member of the SCNM community promoting its mission, vision, and core values.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Teach assigned courses, labs, and/or clinical rotations in accordance with current syllabi and outcomes; • Update nutrition curriculum to support student and graduate success on the NPLEX licensing exams, patient care, and clinical practice; • Administrative oversight and support of faculty within the Nutrition Department. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to reviewing department student course evaluation summaries each quarter, directly observing classroom instruction, reviewing NPLEX scores after each offering, and working with faculty to develop and implement improvement plans; • In conjunction with Division Directors, facilitate faculty development, assessment, and promotions; • Create and effectively manage departmental budget in conjunction with Division Director. • Develop and oversee department syllabi, scope and sequence of courses and course content, including curricular revisions; • Utilize the university portal and learning management system; • Use innovative teaching and learning strategies and methods, such as active learning, use of the Teaching Kitchen, flipped classroom, blended learning, case-based study, team-based learning, laboratory, and self-paced instruction, as appropriate; • Continuously improve teaching based on assessment results and implementation of best practices in teaching and learning; • Document modifications to course content and instructional methods based on student and course assessment results/feedback; • Perform regular evaluations of student knowledge, skills, and attitudes; • Remain current in discipline and update course content to reflect advances in the discipline; • Submit student grades and coursework in a timely manner; • Attendance and participation in department and campus meetings as well as other service opportunities; • Participate in regular Department and Division meetings; • Participate in the annual Faculty Performance Evaluation (FPE) process; • Work as part of an academic team and committee environment in a courteous and professional manner; • Actively participate in scholarly endeavors; • Promote SCNM’s vision, mission, and core values internally and to external constituencies; • Serve on the Quality Product Assurance Committee • Other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
• Demonstrated breadth of knowledge to effectively teach evidence-informed clinical nutrition; • Ability to effectively provide high quality learning experiences in the classroom, laboratory, and/or clinical setting; • Demonstrated ability to develop new course content; • Experience developing new academic programs. Experience with programmatic accreditation standards preferred; • Ability to provide excellent patient care in a naturopathic medical center setting; • Ability to inspire, a positive attitude, confidence, commitment, effective oral and written communication, sense of humor, creativity, intuition, honesty, and ability to delegate; • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently; • Effectively work as a team member with diverse constituencies; • Ability to manage conflicting priorities and tight deadlines; • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality regarding faculty, staff, and student issues.