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Lecturer, Food Science and Nutrition St. Paul, MN


Job Code and Title

(9753) Lecturer  

Position Title

Lecturer, Food Science and Nutrition  

Job Code


Requisition Number


Position Category

Faculty and Instructional  

Appointment Term

BC = 9 month special dates  

Appointment Type

Annual renewable contract (K )  

Work Hours


Work Days

Generally Mondays to Fridays  

Total Hours or % Appointment




Starting Hourly Rate

$2500/credit; 100% base floor ~$33,400/year  

Department Name

Food Science and Nutrition (412A)  

College or Admin Unit

Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, College of  

Campus Location

Twin Cities  

Job Open Date


Job Close Date


Internal Promotional Consideration


Required/Preferred Qualifications

Earned PhD in food science or nutrition or
Recognized substantial professional experience in food science and nutrition.

University level teaching experience and peer, student and/or self evaluations
Computer skills
Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work independently as well as with a variety of people, especially students


These part-time Lecturers, for a specific class, will:
- direct, prepare and deliver course and course material, including syllabus, exercises, quizzes, examinations, PowerPoint presentations, lectures, etc.
- evaluate students' work throughout the semester and advise students on their academic progress
- hold office hours on campus
- submit electronic final grades
- lead and supervise part time graduate student Teaching Assistants, if they are assigned to the class
- obtain and distribute, but not collect and submit to the administrative office, student course evaluation forms
- work with the Department to provide insight for the ongoing improvement of quality and efficiency the class
- work with other faculty members to be consistent in expectations of Teaching Assistants, academic expectations of students, curriculum covered, etc. (The position is to work with Professors Gary Reineccius, Francisco Diez, David E. Smith and Marla Riecks regarding University student/teaching policies and issues.)
These positions/appointments will provide professorial teaching support to about 6 classes in the 11-12 academic year. Classes known at this date to need hired lecturers are:
Fall 2011
FScN 3614 Nutr. & Educ. Counseling (one assist with the Nutr. & Educ. part (share in 2 of the 3 credits) and one Family Social Sci. clinical psychologist/ prof. teaches 1 of the 3 credits) (Enrollment ~ 90 students)
FScN 5101 Food Regulation in the USA (Enrollment 40 students)

Spring 2012
Possibly FScN 1112 Principles of Nutrition (Enrollment ~ 175)

Program/Unit Description

The mission of the Department is to conduct research, provide knowledge, and develop skills to improve human food and nutritional health. The integration of food science and nutrition has provided an exceptional opportunity for the Department to capitalize on the intersection of the areas of health and food systems. The Department plays a unique and important role in meeting human needs by training professionals and providing service in the fields of nutrition and food science. Many faculty members in the Department are nationally recognized scholars in a wide range of food science and nutrition focused areas; including food safety and microbiology, food processing, food flavor and sensory studies nutrition and health/disease prevention, nutrition and society/community, and nutrition education/culture. The Department employs 25 tenure/tenure track faculty members and 40 professional staff members. Current enrollments include over 440 undergraduate majors and over110 masters and doctoral students. For more information about faculty members, programs, and curriculum, see:  

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Please apply online via the Employment System at and attach resume, cover letter and contact information for 3 professional references.

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