Limited Term Adjunct Lecturer

Tucson, AZ
Apr 27, 2021
Position Type
Employment Type
Part Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Nutritional Sciences-Ins

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Yuma, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The mission of the Department of Nutritional Sciences (NSC), College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Arizona, is to lead in providing cutting-edge Research, outstanding Undergraduate and Graduate Programs, and Cooperative Extension activities that advance the discovery and translation of the roles of nutrition in optimizing health for people in Arizona, the nation, and the world. NSC takes a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach in discovering, integrating, extending, and applying knowledge of nutritional science to promote optimal nutritional status, health, and wellbeing, and to prevent and to treat chronic diseases including cancers, diabetes, obesity, heart disease and musculoskeletal disorders.

The Department of Nutritional Sciences is seeking a Limited Term Adjunct Lecturer for Fall 2021 semester. The successful candidate should have a broad knowledge of medical nutrition therapy and how to apply the nutrition care process.

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Duties & Responsibilities:

This position is part-time, 100% instruction at approximately 12 hours per week, assigned to one to threecourses (credit hours range from 1 credit to 4 credits) in the fall and springsemesters. Teaching responsibilities include:

  • Meet weekly with Yuma students enrolled in the fall semester Yuma section of NSC 425 (MNT 1) to assist with application of course content (meet with students to discuss and review case studies, electronic medical record simulations, etc.) and possibility lecturing and grading. Additionally, meeting with Yuma students to assistant them with completing their DICAS applications may also be necessary
  • Meet weekly with Yuma students enrolled in the fall semester Yuma section of NSC 225 (2 7.5-week courses) to assist with application of course content and other activities as determined by the instructor
  • Meet weekly with Yuma students enrolled in the spring semester Yuma section of NSC 325 (Foundations of MNT) and NSC 325L (MNT lab) to assist with application of course content (e.g., discuss and review case studies, practice collecting nutrition-focused physical examination techniques). Assist with other course responsibilities such as lectures, grading, etc.
  • Mentor students to strengthen analytical, problem-solving, and clinical reasoning skills
  • Mentor students regarding career development, assist students with securing experiential learning and networking opportunities, and strengthen soft skills such as confidence, communication, working with others, etc.
  • Deliver course content to Yuma undergraduate students and assist instructors with additional MNT course concepts and activities as needed
  • Demonstrate broad knowledge of medical nutrition therapy and of how to apply the nutrition care process

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Nutritional Sciences, Dietetics, or related field
  • RDN credential
  • College-level teaching experienceincluding in-person and online
  • Experience with course management systems suchas Desire2Learn
  • Experience in clinical practice applying MNT concepts and theNCP process

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS in Nutritional Sciences, Dietetics, or related field

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Teaching Faculty

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No Benefits

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Per Course

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

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Contact Information for Candidates:

Mary Marian

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Documents Needed to Apply:

Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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