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Seattle Pacific University's College of Arts & Sciences invites applications for the position of Instructor or Assistant Professor of Nutrition in the Department of Family & Consumer Sciences to engage in teaching and research in the Master of Science in Nutrition program as well as the undergraduate program in food & nutrition, including the didactic program in dietetics. This is a renewable term 9-month appointment with potential for teaching one course during the summer term (June & July), beginning Sept 1, 2022.
We are seeking a well-qualified, motivated, and flexible faculty member to teach both in the new online graduate nutrition program with instructional responsibilities in areas such as nutritional epidemiology, project design, metabolism, nutrition communication and writing and the undergraduate program with responsibility for courses in human nutrition, nutrition research, and medical nutrition therapy. Expected teaching responsibilities are for about two courses per term as well as an opportunity for teaching one graduate course during the summer term as an add-on contract. The position includes undergraduate and graduate advising and mentoring responsibilities, along with graduate project/thesis supervision. The successful applicant will also be expected to contribute service to the Department of Family & Consumer Sciences, including participation in curricular development for the undergraduate and graduate programs and university-wide recruiting events, among others.
Competencies critical to success include:
Outstanding and timely interpersonal verbal and written communication skills needed to work with diverse student, faculty, and administrative populations
Analytical problem-solving, organizational, and intermediate to advanced computer skills
Self-motivation and the ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines
Innovativeness and skills in community engagement and teamwork
Consistent use of sound judgment, ethical decision making, and professionalism
Ability to create engaging online course designs that consider appropriate and equitable assessments, use of technology, and learning activities to achieve desired program and course outcomes
The ideal candidate will have experience in working with both undergraduate and graduate students and in teaching courses online. Minimum qualifications include:
An earned Master of Science degree in nutrition or closely related discipline
Registered Dietitian credential
Equivalent of two years of full-time teaching experience at the college level, including experience in online course design and teaching as well as curricular development and assessment
Demonstrated effective teaching and scholarship.
Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral communication skills for diverse audiences.
A desire to create and sustain a culture of student support and success as well as for personal growth and development as an educator, including teaching, scholarship, and service.
About Seattle Pacific University
Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University has a long and distinguished history in Christian higher education. Located just minutes from downtown Seattle, SPU seeks to be a premier Christian University fully committed to engaging the culture and changing the world by graduating people of competence and character, becoming people of wisdom, and modeling grace-filled community. Seattle Pacific University seeks applicants committed to its Christian mission.
Diversity Statement: As part of our mission of cultural engagement, SPU is committed to building an excellent and diverse staff and faculty. Diversity is an ethos that is inseparable from our Christian faith. At SPU, we recognize diversity as a basic feature of God's creation and a core theme of the gospel. At the heart of our mission-centered commitment to becoming a more diverse community is a desire to represent the breadth of God's kingdom more fully.
We strive to become a workplace of choice and to recruit, develop, and retain faculty and staff who can embrace, value, and engage differences with humility and care. We invite you to join us on our journey by starting a career at SPU! L...earn more about SPU's commitment to diversity and opportunities for our employees to deepen their capacity to serve our increasingly diverse student body.
Seattle Pacific University provides reasonable accommodation to applicants. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any portion of the application or hiring process please contact the Human Resources Department at (206)281-2809, or email email@example.com. Notification must be given at least five (5) working days before the accommodation is needed.