Lecturer - Human Nutrition

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Clemson University: College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences: Food, Nutrition & Packaging Sciences
Lecturer - Human Nutrition

Location: Clemson, SC

The Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences at Clemson University is seeking a lecturer for a full-time (100% Teaching and Advising; six to seven, 3-credit courses per academic year and 90-100 advisees each semester), 9-month non-tenure track position in Nutrition. This individual will have a background in human nutrition or related field with a preference for applicants who have formal education and/or teaching experience including, but not limited to Nutrition Counseling, Nutrition for Nursing (includes some MNT content), Life Cycle Nutrition, and Introduction to Nutrition. The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate nutrition classes that fulfill departmental needs and are within the candidate's expertise area. The Chair in the Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences in the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences will supervise the successful candidate and assign coursework. Since this position lies within the Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to interact collegially and collaborate with faculty working in nutrition, food science, and packaging science.

Duties and Responsibilities: The selected individual will have a full-time workload between teaching and advising. In addition, they will also be expected to participate in departmental, college, and university teaching and advising activities as related to their job duties. Proposed description of duties for fall terms: co-teach NUTR 3020 Nutrition Assessment, teach and coordinate NUTR 3021 Nutrition Assessment Labs, and advise approximately 90-100 undergraduate students. Proposed description of duties for spring terms: teach NUTR 2040 Nutrition Across the Life Cycle, teach NUTR 2030 Introduction to the Principles of Human Nutrition, advise approximately 90-100 undergraduate students. Changes to these duties will be assigned at the discretion of the chair of the Department of Food, Nutrition & Packaging Sciences.

Clemson University, a Carnegie R1 institution, is South Carolina's public land-grant University. South Carolina's highest-ranked national university is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounded by the Experimental Forest and Lake Hartwell, a large manmade lake with great fishing, swimming, and boating. A top-25 public university with a reputation for excellence, Clemson University provides a hands-on education - in the lab, in the classroom, and in the field.

Academic programs lay the groundwork for innovative research, and real-world experiences carry forward to rewarding careers. This strikingly beautiful campus enjoys a temperate and pleasant climate. Established in 1983, the Nutrition and Dietetics concentration within the Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences has an enrollment of approximately 250 undergraduate students, and is an accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. The Department has a total enrollment of 500 undergraduate, and over 60 graduate students. Our faculty and staff possess a wide array of expertise in the Nutrition/Dietetics, Food Technology, and Packaging Science areas. Learn more about the department at http://www.clemson.edu/cafls/departments/fnps/.


Required - The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the southern states) provides guidelines for faculty teaching baccalaureate courses of having a doctorate or master's degree in the teaching discipline (nutrition or related field) or a master's degree with a concentration in the teaching discipline (minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline).

Preferred - Registered dietitian credentials, 2-3 years of relevant work experience, university level teaching experience, and experience with distance education. Applicants should have excellent oral and written English communication skills, ability to work in teams, solve problems, and have demonstrated skills in electronic/information technology. Candidates that have proven effectiveness in university teaching will be given priority.


Please submit the following items electronically to Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/84329). Questions about the position can be directed to Elliot D. Jesch, Search Committee Chair ([email protected]):

  • Letter describing your interest in and qualification for the position
  • A one-page statement of your teaching philosophy
  • Undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • Full curriculum vitae
  • Name and contact information of three professional references

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by Friday, April 24th, 2021 (the position will remain open until filled). Review of nominations and applications will begin immediately, and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Anticipated start date is August 15, 2021. Competitive salary based on qualifications.

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.





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Posted: 3/4/2021
Application Due: 5/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time