Associate Professor in Nutrition and Dietetics, Level D

Canberra, Australia
13 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
13 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • To work with the Faculty of Health
  • Full-time Continuing Position
  • Academic Level D, Salary Range $139,782-$153,747 + 17% Super

The University of Canberra is seeking an Associate Professor in Nutrition and Dietetics to provide research and management leadership within the Discipline. As an experienced academic, your success in the role is underpinned by your passion in promoting student learning in Nutrition and Dietetics.

The Nutrition and Dietetics Discipline at the University of Canberra includes the highly regarded Master of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the Master of Nutrition, as well as an undergraduate Bachelor of Human Nutrition with an Honours program, and graduate certificate and post-graduate diploma level courses. The Master of Nutrition and Dietetics course has held full accreditation with the Dietitians Association of Australia since December 2007.Our team provides close collaboration with industry and all students can expect industry experience and engagement through their degree. The University’s focus on teaching and learning brings opportunities for innovation in online and flexible spaces for broad student engagement.

A large-scale campus development (approximately $2 billion) is under way, emphasizing university and industry collaboration, with health as one of the major areas of development. The $139 million construction of the University of Canberra Public Hospital is one of the most important projects that the ACT government is undertaking. It will become a teaching hospital and will provide a combination of 140 admitted overnight beds and 75 admitted day service places as well as extensive, purpose built ambulatory areas, outpatient services and a variety of specially designed therapy and support spaces. This is another great example of how the ACT Government’s reforms are enabling the University of Canberra to provide more community orientated services on the campus to attract more new students and brand-new facilities for researchers.

Reporting to the School of Clinical Sciences, the Associate Professor / Discipline Lead in Nutrition and Dietetics roles are to support the Head of School on the professional development and leadership and management of the Discipline. You will also be expected to continue to make contributions to the teaching effort of the Discipline, and undertake scholarship, research and professional activities in accordance with your substantive academic appointment. You will ensure academic leadership of disciplinary profile, research directions and industry engagement. As an experienced leader and academic in the field of Nutrition and Dietetics, your ability to promote a strong research culture within the discipline which fosters disciplinary excellence and encourages inter-disciplinary research development will be instrumental to your success within this role. Provisions can however, be made for applicants wishing to undertake clinical practice activities.

Essentially, you must be credentialed as a Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian (or equivalent) with a demonstrated research profile. In return, you will be part of a dynamic world class University that values teaching, innovation and collaboration, a University with a Global focus and strong international links, including partnerships with Universities around the World. The research of the Faculty of Health has grown rapidly in recent years, with fourfold increase in papers, higher degree graduates and research funding since 2008. With ERA rankings of 4 in public health and health services research, nursing and midwifery, and in human movement, allied health and clinical research are the next areas of expertise marked for development. You will also have the opportunity to work with a university named in the World’s Top 100 Young Universities ranking for 2017 by The Times Higher Education. The University is an EO employer offering excellent conditions and benefits such as flexible, family-friendly policies; on site gym, on site medical services supermarket and childcare facilities.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Working Rights: Applicants for this position should have valid working rights for Australia.

To be considered for this position your application must include a cover letter, your resume and a statement addressing the selection criteria provided in the position description briefly outlining your skills and experience that will add value to this role.

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For job specific information:  please contact Dr. Rachel Baconon or (02) 62068710.

Recruitment and application questions: please contact Connie Ng, Talent Acquisition Partner on 02 6201 5185 or email quoting ref No492418