Instructor, Health Sciences, Food and Nutrition

Job description



Coastline College is seeking a full-time tenure-track instructor with the right combination of educational background and practitioner experience in the fields of Health Sciences and Food and Nutrition to teach and develop educational programs for transfer and careers in these fields. This professional opportunity also includes curriculum and program development, participation in department, division, college committees, and participatory governance activities culminating in leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole; collaboration across disciplines, utilization of student support resources, and participation in ongoing professional development and outreach for these disciplines.

The assignment may be day, evening, weekend, online, hybrid, telecourse, or off campus and is subject to change as needed. As a College, we encourage innovative teaching, especially within the online environment, as well as student and faculty engagement outside the classroom. The ideal candidate for this position embraces the equitable campus climate of student engagement and academic inquiry, as represented by the mission of Coastline College and the Coast Community College District.

Performance Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Teach Health Sciences and Food and Nutrition classes as scheduled.
  2. Coordinate and supervise students for necessary field experience hours.
  3. Fulfill the professional responsibilities of a full-time faculty member, including but not limited to the following: follow department course outlines; keep accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, progress on learning outcomes; post and maintain scheduled office hours; participate in department, college and/or district wide activities, meetings and committees as assigned.
  4. Participate in department curriculum development (including the development of new courses and programs, as well as course revisions/updates). Work with other instructors, advisory committee/business community and college articulation officer as necessary to ensure relevant programs and proper course/program articulation.
  5. Assist with the scheduling, budgeting, equipment/supply purchasing, faculty concerns and communications, and textbook selection/acquisition for your disciplines.
  6. Recruit, mentor and evaluate part-time faculty members within the department under direction of the Chair and/or Dean as indicated by current policies and procedures.
  7. Assist with professional development including, but not limited to: orienting new faculty members, providing resource materials related to improving instruction and strengthening both teaching strategies and technology skills.
  8. Meet on a variety of days and times for classroom visits, site visits, faculty mentoring, advisory boards and committee work.
  9. With the Chair, oversee and maintain institutional, program, and course Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) and assessment processes. Guide faculty in identifying expected SLOs and in implementing plans to ensure regular assessment and effective analysis and use of SLO results; guide development of appropriate assessment and scoring tools; assist in analysis, follow up and tracking of outcomes.
  10. Gather data necessary to conduct ongoing program evaluation and program review. This would include conducting five-year reviews and ensuring follow-up on goals and recommendations on an annual basis.
  11. Maintain current knowledge of professional disciplines and educational methodologies, including multiple course delivery methods, through continuing professional development.
  12. Communicate with colleagues within Coastline, at four-year institutions, and other community colleges; maintain contacts within state and national professional associations, businesses and continuing education providers. Act as a college liaison for the Health Sciences and Food and Nutrition disciplines with the community at large.
  13. Assist with state required documentation and reporting.
  14. Assist with program outreach, including publicity, community relations, advisory committee membership and meetings, external funding, transfer agreements and opportunities, and college and district events.
  15. Develop instructional innovations to ensure program success.
  16. Monitor and analyze enrollment trends and make recommendations regarding increased/expanded/redesigned offerings in light of enrollment trends and budget factors.
Qualifications and Physical Demands


Minimum Qualifications

  1. Must meet one of the following qualifications under (a) or (b and c) or (d):
  2. Possess a California Community College Teaching Credentials for the subject areas of Health Science AND Food and Nutrition.
  3. Possess a master's degree in health science, health education, biology, nursing, physical education, kinesiology, exercise science, dietetics, or nutrition, OR a bachelor's degree in any of the above (1b) AND master's degree in public health, or any biological science. (Health Minimum Qualifications)
  4. Possess a master's degree in nutrition, dietetics, or dietetics and food administration OR bachelor's degree in any of the above AND master's degree in chemistry, public health, or family and consumer studies/home economics OR the equivalent. (Nutritional Science/dietetics Minimum Qualifications)
  5. Possess a combination of education, credentials and experience that is at least equivalent of the above. Candidates making application on the basis of equivalency MUST submit the Equivalency Determination form in addition to all required materials.
Additionally, Required:
  1. Must be a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist or Licensed Dietitian with at least two years of practitioner competency.
  2. Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
  3. Demonstrated ability to teach in multiple modalities - face-to-face, flipped, hybrid, online, and telecourse.
  4. Ability to work with computers, and use the Internet and interactive technologies to engage students in on-campus and online courses and intrinsic motivation and ability to develop and teach online courses.
  5. Evidence of an ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Desirable Qualifications
  1. Successful teaching experience in the disciplines of Health Sciences and Food and Nutrition at the community college or higher level.
  2. Demonstrated ability to design course content in multiple modalities- face-to-face, flipped, hybrid, online and telecourse.
  3. Evidence of involvement in science education such as: participation in committees, conferences, and workshops; memberships in professional organizations; design, review, and evaluation of curriculum; professional developmental activities; applications of science outside the classroom.
  4. Evidence of an ability to address the instructional needs of a diverse and frequently underprepared student population.
  5. Evidence that demonstrates a strong commitment to quality teaching, student success and academic excellence.
  6. Demonstrated ability to participate actively in department, division, and college committees and in the shared governance of Coast Community College District.
  7. Demonstrated ability to take on leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole.
  8. Active Professional Affiliations.
  9. Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  10. 10.Ability to construct and conduct surveys, analyze data and write reports. Experience using course management systems to create and teach online courses.
Physical Demands:
  • The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • A detailed list of physical demands and work environment is on file and will be provided upon request.
Conditions of Employment

Contract (tenure track), full-time, two-semester per year position (175 days)

Start Date: Fall Semester - August 2019.
Assignment may include day, evening, and weekend hours.

Salary: Full-time, two-semester position with a maximum starting range of $52,394.00 to $89,326.00 is offered, based on the 2018/2019 Salary Schedule of $52,394.00 to $124,911.00. In addition, an annual stipend of $2,849.00 is offered for possession of an earned doctorate from an accredited institution.

Employee Benefits: The District provides a comprehensive benefit program effective the first calendar day of the month following the first day of regular employment. Dental and vision care plans for employees and dependents, and life insurance and income protection plans for employees are fully paid by the District. A variety of medical plans covering employees and their dependents are available, with the District paying the major portion of the cost.

Pay Philosophy: Starting salaries for academic positions are based on a combination of education and experience. Initial placement is within the starting salary range. Further advancements are based on longevity and professional development. An additional annual stipend is offered for possession of an earned doctorate from an accredited institution.

Additional Information


Applications must be received no later than the posted closing date. There are NO EXCEPTIONS.

Application Requirements: Only complete applications with all the following items will be considered. All attachments must accompany the District application form and should not be sent separately.

1. A complete Coast Community College District Online Employment Application.
2. A current resume or curriculum vitae (as a separate attachment - PDF recommended).
3. A letter of application (3 pages maximum) addressing the desirable qualifications, including a description of long-term goals as a community college instructor (as a separate attachment - PDF recommended).
4. Answers to all supplemental questions (clear, thorough responses required for evaluation purposes).
5. Application for Equivalency, if applicable (as a separate attachment - PDF recommended).
6. Complete transcripts of ALL lower and upper division, and graduate level college/university course work with the degree conferral date shown (transcripts need not be official – as attachment), including documentation for being a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist or Licensed Dietitian. Transcripts from countries other than the United States must be evaluated by an agency that is a member of the National Association of Credentials Evaluation Services (NACES).

Submit application on-line at:
OR visit our lobby to submit applications on-line at
Coast Community College District – Human Resources
1370 Adams Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Individuals who need reasonable accommodations in accordance with ADA should notify the Human Resources Office for assistance or call 714.438.4714.


  1. All online applications received by the deadline date will be screened to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.
  2. Applicants who meet the basic qualifications and who are also deemed to possess the highest degree of desirable qualifications will be invited discuss their qualifications in an interview to the college. If any travel is required for an applicant to participate in person during the interview process, this will be done so at the candidate's own expense. During the campus visit, each candidate will be interviewed and may be asked to conduct a short teaching demonstration/presentation on a previously announced topic as well as participate in a writing exercise and/or hands-on practical.
  3. The search committee will rate the candidate's responses to the interview questions, the demonstration/presentation, and the applicable writing exercises and/or hands-on practical.
  4. Based on this rating, a number of candidates will be recommended to move forward and will be invited to the campus for a second level interview.
  5. The campus President will make the final recommendation for employment to the Board of Trustees.
  6. The successful candidate will be offered the position and placed on the current salary schedule based on their experience.
  7. The start date will be determined by the Dean of the Division/Department depending on the needs of the campus and the conditions of employment as posted in the job announcement/recruitment.

  1. To be considered in the initial committee review, all materials requested in this vacancy notice must be received no later than the filing deadline. Submission of all application materials is the responsibility of the applicant.
  2. The District does not contact nor employ outside agencies or headhunters to assist us in the recruitment process for our vacant positions.
  3. Applicants wishing to apply for more than one position must submit separate application materials for each desired position.
  4. During the interview process, consideration will be given to factors in addition to education and experience, including but not limited to: professional development, ability to work with others, and commitment to meet student needs.
  5. Applicants who are eliminated from consideration will be notified by email. All applicants are requested to provide an email address in their online application.
  6. Candidates should not expect official notification of the status of their candidacy until the Board of Trustees has acted upon the College's recommendation for employment.
  7. The District reserves the right to contact the current or most recent employer and to investigate past employment records of applicants selected for interviews.
  8. The District reserves the right to extend the deadline, re-advertise the position or delay filling this position based on the needs of the District and the student population we serve.
  9. The College does not return materials submitted in your application for a position. (Copies of original supporting documents are acceptable.
  10. Official transcripts will be requested by Human Resources during the 'new hire' process.

The Coast Community College District is a multi-college district that includes Coastline Community College, Golden West College, and Orange Coast College. The three colleges offer programs in transfer, general education, occupational/technical education, community services and student support services. Coastline, Golden West and Orange Coast Colleges enroll more than 60,000 students each year in more than 300 degree and certificate programs.
Since its founding in 1947, the Coast Community College District has enjoyed a reputation as one of the leading community college districts in the United States. Governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees, the Coast Community College District plays an important role in the community by responding to needs of a changing and increasingly diverse population.

The Coast Community College District is committed to employing qualified administrators/managers, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to student learning and success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring and staff development processes that support the goals of equal opportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for all qualified candidates. The District does not discriminate unlawfully in providing educational or employment opportunities to any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or genetic information.




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Posted: 2/11/2019
Application Due: 3/12/2019
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