Position: Assistant Professor of Practice
Company: School of Nutritional Sciences & Wellness – University of Arizona
City: Tucson, AZ

Salary: $75,000 – $85,000
Start Date: 08/01/2023

Contact: Kayle Skorupski, PhD, MS, RDN-AP, CNSC, FAND

Website: https://arizona.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/14273?c=arizona

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, Food Systems, Food Management, Business Management, Public Health, or related field.
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) credential.
  • Professional work experience as registered-dietitian nutritionist.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Nutrition, Dietetics, Food Systems, Food Management, Business Management, Public Health, or related field.
  • 3 years of experience in a professional nutrition setting.
  • Experience with nutrition support and/or critical care nutrition.
  • Experience working with learning management systems.
  • Experience working with students/interns in a professional work setting.

Job Description:

We are seeking an Assistant Professor of Practice to begin in Fall 2023. Applicants should have a broad knowledge of nutrition and dietetics with an emphasis in clinical nutrition to spearhead teaching and experiential learning with undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate will participate in scholarly activities and provide service on committees for the school, college, and university, as well as service to state, national, and professional organizations.

Primary responsibility is to serve as the preceptor for clinical rotations for students participating in Applied Nutrition – Dietetics Graduate Program (GP) graduate degree. This position will also be responsible for teaching undergraduate and professional graduate courses in the School of Nutritional Sciences and Wellness as assigned (time allocation: 80%), and will work with the program director to assure that the program meets the accreditation criteria established by ACEND (time allocation: 10%) as well as other service responsibilities (time allocation: 10%).

Serves as the preceptor/instructor for students during acute care clinical supervised experiential learning (SEL) and:

  • Teaches and guides students in application of evidence-based practice and clinical theory; evaluates and grades clinical competencies of students.
  • Directs hands-on experience for students to promote clinical reasoning and application skills.
  • Develops relevant assignments in preparation for clinical SEL.
  • Provides didactic lectures and workshops to students relevant to SEL.
  • Builds and maintains strong working relationships with clinical nutrition department leaders at clinical SEL sites.

Teaches assigned courses during academic year and:

  • Maintains continuing education to support proficiency in teaching content areas.
  • Works with diverse student populations and learning styles.
  • Develops and maintains academic excellence through practice-relevant inquiry.


  • Serves on school and other university committees as needed.
  • Remains active in professional associations.

ACEND Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with the director for Graduate Programs to optimize the collection and analysis of data to support program assessment plans.
  • Mentoring students on dietetics profession.
  • Meets with external parties of interest to solicit feedback regarding programmatic management and opportunities for improvement and growth.
  • Maintains Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) status and continuing education requirements and specialty practice certification in pertinent practice areas.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Relationship building skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Additional duties as needed.