Instructor I - Nutrition & Dietetics

Instructor I - Nutrition & Dietetics

Job ID: 21501
Location: USF Health
Department Number/Name: 0-6419-000 / PH Interdisciplinary Res & Edu
College Division: USFHealth-Coll Public Health
Salary Plan: Faculty
Job Code/Title: 9004 / Instructor I
Hiring Salary: Negotiable
Position Number: 00039127

USF Health’s mission is to implement the future of public health, it is the partnership of the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, the College of Nursing, the College of Public Health, the College of Pharmacy, the School of Biomedical Sciences and the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, and the USF Physician’s Group. USF is a global research university ranked 34th in federal research expenditures for public universities.

The University of South Florida System—which includes three, separately accredited institutions: USF; USF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota- Manatee—is the academic home of more than 50,000 students. A global research university, USF is ranked in the top 30 nationally for research expenditures among public universities, according to the National Science Foundation. In fiscal year 2018, the university was awarded over $500 million in contracts and grants.

Part of USF Health, the USF College of Public Health was founded in 1984 as the first college of public health in Florida and consists of a multidisciplinary faculty of 84 scholars, professionals and leaders serving the educational needs of more than 1,500 students in bachelors, master’s and doctoral degree programs. COPH is organized into four Strategic Areas, Global and Planetary Health; Interdisciplinary Science and Practice; Policy, Practice and Leadership; and, Population Health Science. Our faculty select their strategic area of interest and are encouraged to engage in research and teaching with faculty from all disciplines within their Strategic Area of emphasis and across the college. We are transforming curricula and degree programs at all levels; we are engaging in translational research and the translation of that research to practice; and we are committed to public health workforce and systems development, locally and around the world.  We enjoy active collaborative relationships with our colleagues across the USF Health colleges and the University.  See the COPH website at to learn more about our dynamic and innovative faculty and College.

USF Tampa is located in a dynamic and growing metropolitan area of nearly three million residents and offers a wide-range of cultural, artistic, athletic and recreational activities, excellent public schools, close proximity to Gulf of Mexico beaches, and an affordable cost of living.

Seeking to accelerate our vision to be the exemplar catalyst for innovation and advancement of the profession of public health, locally and globally, the University of South Florida College of Public Health invites applications for an Instructor to teach courses for the undergraduate minor in Nutrition and serve as a coordinator for the Nutrition and Dietetics Program which includes the Dietetic Internship and MPH concentration in Nutrition and Dietetics. Learn more here:

This is a special opportunity to join a dynamic faculty actively engaged in shaping the future of public health through innovative curricula, transformational research and community partnerships designed to create positive collective impact on health.

Responsible to a Chair or other appropriate higher-level administrator of a State university. Responsible for teaching, service, and related activities. May be responsible for research and/or academic advising and related activities.  May represent the university, college/school, or department/unit on university and/or Statewide committees.

Instructional Duties: A teaching load of 1-2 undergraduate nutrition courses per semester. Assist with curriculum review and revision to assure alignment of competencies and learning opportunities.  Work with program director and other USF units to monitor student learning outcomes and the academic progress of students. Assist with preceptor and supervised practice site evaluation

Research Duties: Assist with the preparation of summary reports and presentations. Contribute to scientific and professional presentations and publications

Administrative Duties: Respond to program inquiries from prospective interns. Assist with review and evaluation of DI applicants and computer matching. Assist with onboarding new students. Schedule, coordinate and monitor supervised practice experiences. Develop and revise recruitment materials and program and preceptor handbooks. Assist program director with development of surveys and evaluation tools. Provide coverage in Program Director?s absence. Special projects as assigned. Assist with ongoing program evaluation and improvement. Assist with outcome measurement of program goals and objectives.


  • Master's degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate field of specialization or equivalent qualifications based on professional experience and otherwise qualified to perform assigned duties.  Must meet university criteria for appointment to the rank of Instructor.
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), credentialed by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
  • Must be able to be certified by SACS to teach undergraduate courses in nutrition.


  • Professional practice experience
  • Familiarity with 2017 ACEND Accreditation Standards for Nutrition and Dietetics Internship Programs
  • At least one year experience teaching online or in person
  • Experience working within a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Experience using Canvas, BlackBoard or other on-line learning platforms 
  • Experience in curriculum development

Information for Applicants 
This position is subject to a Level 1 criminal background check.

Job Opening Number: 21501
Posting Date: 6/13/2019
Posting End Date: Positions will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin July 15, 2019.

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Equal Employment Opportunity 
USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace. According to Florida law, search records, including applications and search committee meetings, are open to the public. USF is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Equal Access institution. Applicants who need disability accommodations in order to participate in the selection process should notify Ly Nguyen Miranda at (813) 974-6833 or email: TDD (813) 974-1758 at least five working days in advance of need.

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About USF
The University of South Florida System is a high-impact, global research system dedicated to student success. The USF System includes three institutions: USF; USF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota-Manatee. The institutions are separately accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. All institutions have distinct missions and their own detailed strategic plans. Serving over 48,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.6 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

Working at USF
With more than 16,000 employees in the USF System, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region. At USF you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of our employees. We believe in creating a talented, engaged and driven workforce through on-going development and career opportunities. We also offer a first class benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition program and generous leave programs and more.

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