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17 Apr 2024

Full-Time Clinical Nutritionist Instructor Jobs

Kenya Methodist University – Posted by Sunlit Centre Kenya Anywhere

Job Description

Kenya Methodist University (KeMU) is a Chartered Private Christian Institution of higher learning which aims to contribute to the transformation of our society by providing high quality education that promotes excellence in scholarship, research and selfless service to the community.

Clinical Nutritionist Instructor

  • Location Nairobi

Job Summary:

The Clinical Nutritionist Instructor is responsible for delivering high-quality instruction and training in clinical nutrition to students enrolled in Human Nutrition and Dietetics program. This role involves developing curriculum content, delivering lectures and practical sessions, providing mentorship and guidance to students, and contributing to the overall academic and professional development of learners pursuing careers in nutrition and dietetics.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and deliver lectures, presentations, and instructional materials on various topics related to clinical nutrition, including but not limited to nutrition assessment and diagnosis, medical nutrition therapy for various diseases and conditions, nnutritional support interventions, pharmacology and nutrient-drug interactions and research methods in nutrition.
  • Design, coordinate and facilitate laboratory sessions, case studies and experiential learning activities to reinforce theoretical concepts and enhance practical skills in clinical nutrition assessment and intervention.
  • Develop and maintain course content and assessment tools aligned with program objectives, quality standards and industry best practices.
  • Provide academic advising, mentoring, and career guidance to students enrolled in the nutrition and dietetics program, including supervision of internships, practicum experiences and research projects.
  • Evaluate student performance through assessments, examinations, and projects, providing constructive feedback and support for academic improvement and professional growth.
  • Collaborate with other faculty members, departmental staff, and external stakeholders to enhance curriculum development, program evaluation, and accreditation processes.
  • Stay current with developments in the field of clinical nutrition, evidence-based practice guidelines, research literature, and professional trends, integrating new knowledge into instructional practices.
  • Participate in faculty meetings, committees, and professional development activities to contribute to academic governance, institutional initiatives, and continuous improvement efforts.
  • Engage in scholarly activities, such as research projects, publications, presentations, and professional association involvement, to enhance academic scholarship and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in clinical nutrition.

Requirements

  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition or related field from an accredited institution.
  • Be a KNDI a registered Clinical Dietitian/Nutritionist with valid certification/license.
  • Minimum of four years of clinical experience in nutrition therapy, dietetics practice, or related healthcare settings.
  • Pedagogy skills
  • Previous teaching experience in higher education, continuing education, or professional training programs preferred.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send three (3) copies of their application, accompanied by detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), copies of academic and professional certificates, National ID card or passport, and any other relevant testimonials. An electronic copy in PDF format to the Vice Chancellor through email address application.April2024@kemu.ac.ke Three hard copies marked as per the position should be sent to: The Vice Chancellor Kenya Methodist University P. O. Box 267 – 60200 MERU, KENYA To be received on or before 30thApril 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The Successful candidate will be required to bring the following:
  • Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority.
  • Higher Education Loans Board.
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.
  • Credit Reference Bureau.
  • Certificate of Good Conduct from Criminal Investigation Department.
  • Letters of recommendation (in sealed envelopes) from at least three persons familiar with the applicant’s professional experience and general character one of whom must be the pastor of their local church.
All the positions above require individuals who are of high ethical standards, integrity, and professionalism.

Job Categories: Health Care. Job Types: Full-Time.

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