Nutrition Science Instructor - 13001.120

San Francisco, CA

 

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Category

Academic Affairs

Division

The Art Institutes

Minimum Education Required

Master's Degree

Job Code

13001

Location

Art Institute of California - San Francisco San Francisco, CA 94102, US

Open Date

11/01/2010

Travel Required

0 - 20%

Job Description

Job Summary

Strongly Preferred Traits for Potential Applicants include:

(1) practice and experience in creating learner-centered classroom environments;

(2) ability to work in a multi-cultural and socio-economically diverse classroom;

(3) familiarity with multiple intelligences and learning styles;

(4) interest in developing students’ speaking, research and writing abilities through the exploration of Nutrition Science topics, and;

(5) a particular interest in the process of human digestion and the promotion of health through good nutritional habits.

The Course Description and Competencies for Nutrition Science are as follows: This course centers on an explanation of the basic principles of nutrition and their relationship to health. The structure, functions and source of nutrients — including proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water — are discussed. Current issues in nutrition are reviewed, including dietary guidelines, energy balance, vitamin supplements, and food fads.

 Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Define nutrition.
  • Discuss how the Dietary Guidelines, Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA’s) and Food Guide Pyramid are used in planning healthy diets for individual groups.
  • List and describe the basic functions, chemical classification, structure, food sources and human requirements of nutrients.
  • Describe the basic metabolism and nutrients and energy-yielding pathways.
  • Describe energy balance and weight control issues.
  • Describe and discuss the role of nutrition in health promotion and disease, particularly chronic disease, prevention.

How to Apply:

Interested and qualified candidates should immediate submit a cover letter and CV detailing their experience for the position.

Cover letters should specifically address/answer the following areas/questions:

(1). Winter Quarter begins on Monday, January 10th and ends on Saturday, March 26th, 2011. Do you expect any foreseeable conflicts in relation to this schedule?

(2). There is a required New Faculty Orientation lead by our Faculty Development Director on Saturday, December 11, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Will you be able to attend this important meeting?

(3). We are seeking a new Nutrition Science Instructor who will be able to teach on Friday mornings from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Are you available to teach at/on that time/day?

(4). Are you interested in teaching beyond the Spring Quarter, and/or on other course topics than those presently being considered?

(5). Please include a brief description of your teaching style and approach with students, followed with how you would take into consideration the needs of commercial art students possessing different skill levels and varying educational backgrounds.

(6). Please also articulate tour understanding of what it means to create a “learner-centered” classroom environment.

(7). Finally, also provide an example of how you assign and assess student progress in a particular course you have led or assisted in leading.


The part time instructor facilitates meaningful learning of the course competencies in the curriculum and proactively supports all facets of the learning environment. S/He provides education through learning-centered instruction that will enable graduates to fulfill the evolving needs of the marketplace. S/He encourages a culture of learning that values mutual responsibility and respect, life-long learning and ethics as well as personal and professional development. This position is part time/adjunct only. Incumbent must assure that the EDMC philosophy: quality services to clients; development, growth, involvement, and recognition of employees; sound economic principles; and environment which is conducive to innovation, positive thinking and expansion - is considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position.

Key Job Elements

  • Provides competency-based education which aligns with the EDMC model of curricula as well as supports the EDMC style of system delivery.
  • Designs and delivers class instruction through the development of instructional plans to meet course competencies, the development of activities which support lesson objectives, and (in the case of online instructors ONLY) delivers the instruction as approved.
  • Enables the achievement of pre-described exit competencies for student achievement and evaluation of learning by providing instruction which fosters competencies and establish student performance criteria and evaluation.
  • Delivers learning-centered instruction by establishing a classroom environment conducive to learning and student involvement as well as effectively planning and preparing for classes and student success.
  • Promotes student success by showing flexibility in style and work schedule as well as exhibiting a passion for teaching and students and engaging students in the learning process.
  • Manages the learning environment through keeping accurate records, submitting grades and other reports on time, and enforcing school/campus academic and attendance policies.
  • Contributes to a learning culture by participating on curriculum and system task forces, supporting local campus events such as orientation and graduation, and participating in various other workshops and meetings.
  • Relates professional/life/industry experience to learning by the continuation of professional/technical skills development, the introduction of industry perspective into courses, and the active awareness of professional/industry trends and opportunities.


Reports To:
Dean of System-Wide Programs, Academic Department Director
Directly Supervises:
None
Interacts With:
Academic affairs department, other school/campus functional areas, curriculum task force and other committees, other faculty, and students

Job Requirements

(1) a M.S. in the field of Biology and/or Nutrition Science;

(2) a demonstrated interest in and ability for teaching both lower and upper division courses (one year’s experience in classroom at minimum);

(3) availability to teach January through March, including mandatory attendance at new faculty orientation on Saturday, December 11, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

Work Environment & Notice

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term "qualified individual with a disability" means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office or school, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.

Notice
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Education Management Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success. We are committed to building and developing a diverse environment where a variety of ideas, cultures and perspectives can thrive.

 

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