Adjunct Faculty - IFN Teaching Fellow

Saybrook University

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Job Description:

Saybrook University Teaching Fellowship Selection Criteria

Selection Criteria: IFN students who have completed at least 50% of their IFN Core and Elective courses and have established expertise in the specific field. Preference given to applicants who are further along in the program. Selected by Chair and one other faculty member. A salaried faculty member will be placed in the course shell.

Saybrook University Teaching Fellowship Job Description

Under the direction of the Department Chair and mentoring faculty, the Teaching Fellow will teach the basic nutrition science course in Integrative and Functional Nutrition. The job will entail engaging students through discussion and assignments as outlined in the course syllabi, providing students with substantive feedback via one-on-one zoom meetings, grading feedback, and group zoom sessions, and respond to student questions and concerns in a timely manner. The Teaching Fellow will also maintain communication with Department Administration, Faculty, and Students.

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsive and timely communication with Department Chair

  • Present courses, workshops and/or course introductions

  • Attend meetings (Faculty, Program, College, and University) and Faculty trainings, which could include Canvas, IRB, student record system, etc.

Mentoring Students

  • Actively support the socialization of Students into the program and profession

  • Support student course progress and retention


  • Deliver high quality innovative campus and/or on-line courses that foster critical thinking

  • Ensure rigorous academic standards and quality aligned with program goals

  • Stay in contact with the mentoring faculty about course progress


  • Actively participate in degree and departmental meetings when appropriate

  • Maintain effective professional and community involvement and/or affiliations as an ambassador for the University as needed

Faculty Engagement Expectations

All Faculty members at Saybrook University are expected to be available and responsive to students. Adjunct Faculty engagement expectations include:

  • Adjunct Faculty will contact Students enrolled in their course within the first week of the new semester and prior to residential and educational conferences.

  • At a minimum, Adjunct Faculty are expected to interact with students in their online course at least three (3) times per week. Note: Substantive Faculty interactions with students may/often include (but not be limited to) methods such as email, phone, video teleconference, Residential Conference meetings.

  • Saybrook Adjunct Faculty are expected to respond to students by using their Saybrook email address (, Canvas inbox, or by phone within two (2) business days no matter where they are located.

  • In addition to scheduled student appointments, Adjunct Faculty are expected to post and provide two (2) hours of drop-in office hours via Zoom a month. These time blocks should be no less than thirty (30) minutes each. Office hours can be offered during normal business hours.

  • Following through on Student inquiries and requests as it relates to academic progress.

  • Utilize University offered resources to maintain technology skills specific and appropriate to each program and process.

  • Adjunct Faculty will return Student papers with feedback for assignments submitted through Canvas within the following guidelines (applicable to candidacy essays, MA theses/projects, and dissertations):

    • 1 week for work less than 5 pages in length

    • 2 weeks for work up to 25 pages in length

    • 3 weeks for work 26-50 pages in length

    • 4 weeks for work over 50 pages in length

  • Course papers must be graded according to the course evaluation deadline in the academic calendar.

Position Requirements

  • Enrolled in the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Ph.D. program

  • Completion of at least 75% of Ph.D. coursework

  • Seniority in the Integrative and Functional Nutrition program will be considered when selecting for the position

  • Demonstrated scholarship and/or accomplishments the program

  • Commitment to multicultural and humanistic principles.

  • Collegial attitude and willingness to work within a matrix organization.

  • Clear communication skills.

  • Engage in ongoing technology education and adoption of new systems and processes.

Position Qualifications

  • Strong commitment to the goals and vision of Saybrook University.

  • Committed to excellence in teaching, practice, and research

  • Capable of offering on-line instruction via Canvas regarding topics and skills within his/her areas of expertise.

  • Create a sense of unity and common purpose and manage change effectively.

Personal Attributes:

  • Critical thinker

  • Thinks strategically and works collaboratively

  • Affectively honest and open, with a high level of personal integrity

  • Communicates effectively

  • Consults with colleagues at all levels

  • Well-organized and able to meet complex workload demands

  • Strong commitment to equity, diversity, and multiculturalism in education and faculty employment.

Saybrook University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Saybrook University:

Saybrook University was founded over 50 years ago by some of the greatest minds of the 20th century and continues to inspire a new generation of innovators. A non-profit regionally accredited university known for its commitment to humanistic studies and rigorous research, Saybrook University’s academic model puts the student at the center of everything we do to provide a unique, transformational, learning experience. Saybrook offers advanced degrees in organizational systems, psychology, mind-body medicine, and counseling, all in flexible learning formats to help students continue to be active contributors to the fields they work in while they advance their education. Saybrook University is proud to be a diverse, inclusive community of creative, compassionate innovators dedicated to pursing new ways of thinking and doing for our professions, organizations, and communities.

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Compensation & Benefits

Three credit courses are budgeted at $2,000-4,000 per course, dependent upon student enrollment. Two credit courses are budgeted at $1,334-2,668 per course, dependent upon student enrollment. Under-enrolled courses may fall below these ranges. Additional compensation factors may impact total compensation. To learn more about our competitive benefits and additional rewards, including generous paid time-off, medical and dental insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, click the link below.

Saybrook University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Working at Saybrook University 

Saybrook University is the world’s premier institution for humanistic studies. It is a rigorous and unique learner-centered educational institution offering advanced degrees in psychology, mind-body medicine, and organizational systems. Saybrook’s programs are deeply rooted in the humanistic tradition and a commitment to help students develop as whole people – mind, body, and spirit – in order to achieve their full potential. Experiential learning and professional training are integral components of the transformative education offered through Saybrook’s programs.

Saybrook University is growing to bring together new disciplines and apply its humanistic perspective to a broad spectrum of practical fields.

The University comprises graduate programs divided into four cohesive schools focused on specific disciplines and career and professional outcomes:

·  School of Organizational Leadership and Transformation (OLT)

·  School of Mind-Body Medicine

·  School of Clinical Psychology

·  School of Psychology and Interdisciplinary Inquiry

Our global community of scholars and practitioners is dedicated to advancing human potential to create a humane and sustainable world. We accomplish this by providing our students with the skills to achieve and make a difference, empowering them to pursue their passions and their life’s work. Our scholars and practitioners are creative, compassionate innovators pursuing new ways of thinking and doing for their professions, organizations, and communities.

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