Lecturer, Nutrition, School of Pub Health & Health Sciences

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About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

About the Department of Nutrition

The Department of Nutrition within the School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) applies nutritional science knowledge in the delivery of teaching excellence, research innovation, lab-based work and community engaged outreach. The department offers both in-person (MS, PhD) and online (MS, MPH) degrees and an undergraduate program, which includes an accredited Dietetics Track and a post-graduate Dietetic Internship program.

Job Description:

The Department of Nutrition seeks candidates for a part-time, non-tenure track, benefited Lecturer position to begin fall semester of 2019.

The appointee will hold a 50% FTE (20 hours per week) Lecturer position: 25% FTE (10 hours per week) as instructor of one Nutrition course and 25% FTE (10 hours per week) as Field Experience Coordinator.  The appointee will be considered for merit increases on the basis of teaching and other assigned duties per the MSP contract.


  • Master of Science in Nutrition or BS in Nutrition and Masters in allied field.
  • At least one year of College-level teaching experience and one year of college level advising experience.

Anticipated Start Date:

September 1, 2019

Additional Information:

Duties for field experience coordination include:

  • Contact and coordinate with professionals in the nutrition and health fields in Western Massachusetts about potential experiential opportunities for nutrition majors during fall and spring semesters.
  • Connect with other offices on campus, e.g. Pre-med/Pre-health Advising, Career Services, about field experience opportunities for nutrition majors.
  • Work with and train peer advisors to mentor nutrition majors around finding and acquiring field experiences relevant to their career goals.
  • Teach nutrition majors strategies for finding and acquiring field experiences relevant to their career goals via workshops and one-on-one guidance.
  • Instruct nutrition majors in researching summer field experience opportunities close to their homes.
  • Provide instruction to students on professional conduct when involved with the community and in field experience opportunities.
  • Maintain databases of organizations, institutions and business with contact information for students to use in finding field experiences.
  • Develop Guidelines and tips for nutrition majors to use in finding quality field experiences relevant to their career goals.
  • Communicate and act as liaison between department and Mt. Ida internship coordinator.


Commensurate with University of Massachusetts Amherst lecturer salary scale.

Application Instructions:

Please submit cover letter, C.V., and three references with application. Please submit your application by April 1st, 2019.

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.




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Job No: 497994
Posted: 3/18/2019
Application Due: 4/30/2019
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Salary: Commensurate with University of Massachusetts Amherst lecturer salary scale.