Position Information

Lecturer, Food Science University of MN


Job Code and Title

(9753) Lecturer  

Position Title

Lecturer, Food Science and Nutrition (09-10)  

Job Code


Requisition Number


Position Category

Faculty and Instructional  

Appointment Term

0 = Not Applicable  

Appointment Type

Annual renewable contract (K )  

Work Hours


Work Days

Varied but basically within Mondays to Fridays  

Total Hours or % Appointment




Starting Hourly Rate


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
- get 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, Zata Vickers and David E. Smith regarding University student/teaching policies and issues.)  

Program/Unit Description

These positions/appointments will provide professorial teaching support to about 6 classes in the 09-10 academic year. Classes known at this date to need hired lecturers are:
Fall 2009
FScN 1112, Principles of Nutrition
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)
Possibly FScN 3731 Food Service Operations Mgmt Lab (2 credits)
Possibly FScN 3732 Food Service Operations Mgmt. (3 credits)
FScN 5601 Management of Eating Disorders (3 credits)

Spring 2009
possibly FScN 1112 Principles of Nutrition  

Application Instructions

Please apply on the University of Minnesota Employment website: https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=80472  

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