Rush University Medical Center (RUMC), a nationally recognized academic and clinical institution, invites nominations and applications for the position of Chairperson, Department of Clinical Nutrition, College of Health Sciences. The Chairperson for Clinical Nutrition is responsible and accountable for the administration of the academic department of the College and for leading its academic and research activities. These responsibilities encompass both the intra-and inter-departmental functions. The Chair collaborates with the Dietetic Internship Director to ensure that academic courses meet ACEND competencies as needed.
The Department of Clinical Nutrition offers a Master of Science in clinical nutrition degree for any applicant with a bachelor’s degree who wishes to enhance their nutrition knowledge base and skills. The Department also offers the Combined Master of Science (MS)/Dietetic Internship program for 16 students on a full-time basis. The vision for the students within the master's degree program and the combined master’s degree and dietetic internship program at Rush University is: “The Clinical Nutrition learning community will be the leading nutritional sciences program committed to transforming nutritional care through innovative research and education.”
The successful candidate will demonstrate commitment and experience in leadership, administration, research scholarship and education. Candidates will have a doctorate degree from an accredited university, in a field appropriate for the position. In addition, acceptable candidates will have credentials that merit appointment as Associate Professor or Professor; successful track record of overseeing accreditation processes; research, scholarship and teaching records; experience with university and college academic, student and business affairs; a good background in educational research, statistics and educational evaluation; and excellent interpersonal and written/oral communication skills.
Rush University is known for its practitioner-teacher model, translational research, nurturing academic environment, and focus on community and global health. Rush University serves more than 2,300 students and offers more than 30 unique degree or certificate options across its four colleges: Rush Medical College, College of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, and the Graduate College. Based on rankings in the most recent edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools: Rush University is a top-ranked university with an exclusive health science focus. The mission of Rush University is to teach, study and provide the highest quality health care, using a unique and multidisciplinary practitioner-teacher model for health sciences education and research, while reflecting the diversity of our communities in its programs, faculty, students and services.