CORE PURPOSE OF JOB
The Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics focuses on building and maintaining excellent academic standards in theoretical and practical application. The Department is looking for a qualified, experienced Dietitian, registered in South Africa, with in-depth knowledge of hospitals, district clinics and student training in practical work. The candidate will be responsible for lecturing (theory and practical skills) and taking full responsibility for various modules, including the administration and co-ordination thereof. These modules may include, but are not limited to, food service management, nutrition, therapeutic nutrition, community nutrition and research modules. Duties will also include module and programme development, co-ordination, negotiation and implementation of work integrated learning and supervision of under-graduate students, as well as general administrative duties in the Department.
KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS
Lecturing and taking full responsibility for various modules (both theoretical and practical components) according to the needs of the Department, including the co-ordination and administration related thereto.
Assist with research in the Department.
Guide students in work integrated learning and assist in the co-ordination of work integrated learning.
Assist with academic and operational administration, including development work.
Work closely with the other members of the Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics and School of Behavioural and Lifestyle Sciences.
Good knowledge of theory and application of the various fields of dietetics.
In-depth experience in working in hospitals and clinics.
Good teaching skills and experience in teaching.
Good relationships with students.
Good negotiation skills.
Sound administrative skills.
Ability to compile student guides and manuals.
Proven ability to facilitate learning of students in theoretical and practical components of Dietetics.
Ability to conduct research and write proposals and articles.
Minimum BSc Dietetics degree (four year)
Must currently be registered as a Dietitian with the HPCSA
Educational qualification will be a strong recommendation
At least three years of experience in working in one or more fields of Dietetics is necessary.
Experience in working with students, especially at a Higher Education Institution.
Driver’s license as the job entails travel
Valid driver’s license and own transport.
A PDP will be a strong recommendation.
Be able to work after hours and weekends when required for practical work.
Please note that candidates who are invited for an interview will be expected to undergo a competency-based assessment of skills. Candidates will be given sufficient time to prepare for this.
Travel between the various campuses of the University, various hospitals and district clinics around Nelson Mandela Bay and other towns and cities in the Eastern Cape will be required.
Closing date 14 June 2021
Please note that no late applications will be accepted.
Candidates are to provide a cover letter setting out how they match the post requirements, CV, ID and copy of driver’s license, as well as certified copies of their qualifications.
No applicant would be allowed to apply and/or would be accepted after the closing date (14 June 2021).
Nelson Mandela University reserves the right not to make an appointment. In considering candidates for appointment into the advertised posts, preference will be accorded to persons from a designated group in accordance with the approved Nelson Mandela University Employment Equity Plan.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION e.g. contact person and telephone number, e-mail; etc. must be displayed on CV.
Applications must be accompanied by a cover page on which applicants explain how they meet the requirements of the post.
Vision To be a dynamic African university, recognised for its leadership in generating cutting-edge knowledge for a sustainable future. Mission To offer a diverse range of quality educational opportunities that will make a critical and constructive contribution to regional, national and global sustainability. Values Respect for diversity,Excellence,Ubuntu,Integrity,Respect for the natural environment,Taking responsibility
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