Utah State University

Professional Practice Instructor

City Davis County
Posted Date 2 months ago(2/21/2024 7:24 PM)
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Position Type
Benefited Part-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
50% Time
College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Nutrition Dietetics & Food Sciences
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


This is a half-time, 12-month non-tenure track, teaching position in the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Sciences at the level of Instructor. Teaching assignments will include instruction of undergraduate and graduate courses in the Nutrition Science and Dietetics programs as well as coordination and supervision of clinical supervised practice experiences. The position is 95% Teaching, 5% Service.


Estimated start date is July 1, 2024.


  • Identify, coordinate, schedule, and oversee supervised practice hours for the clinical internship rotations of students enrolled in Medical Dietetics as part of the Certificate of Applied Practiced in Dietetics program. Clinical supervised practice experiences are typically located between Logan and South Salt Lake. This position will require weekly travel to distant sites.
  • Train preceptors at clinical supervised practice sites.   
  • Oversee the implementation of the Castlebranch clinical screening platform and ensure that students meet the requirements for completing supervised practice experiences at off-site locations. 
  • Maintain agreements for sites that agree to work with students completing supervised practice hours.
  • Teach courses as assigned. These may include Medical Dietetics (4 credits fall semesters) and Dietetics-Related Experiences (1 credit fall, spring, and summer semesters).
  • Service to the university, including active participation and leadership on department, college, and university committees as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
    • Certified Dietitian in Utah, or eligible to become certified in the State of Utah within 6 months of hire.
    • Master’s degree recipient in dietetics, public health or a related discipline. Independent worker with strong writing, computer, time management, and organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of teaching excellence at the collegiate level.
  • Three years of experience as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.
  • Experience with mentoring students.
  • Experience with managing clinical supervised practice experiences for students in professional health programs.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Contact information for three professional references to be provided in the candidate profile
  3. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

College/Department Highlights

The Nutrition, Dietetic and Food Sciences Department at USU offers three Bachelor of Science degrees, two minors, five graduate degrees, and two certificate programs. We have 35 faculty members, and approximately 400 students are currently enrolled in our programs. The Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences Department is housed in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.


Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 04/2024

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

*updated 09/2023


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