Instructor - 13001.120
San Francisco, CA
Institute of California - San Francisco San Francisco, CA 94102, US
Strongly Preferred Traits for
Potential Applicants include:
practice and experience in creating learner-centered classroom environments;
ability to work in a multi-cultural and socio-economically diverse classroom;
familiarity with multiple intelligences and learning styles;
interest in developing students’ speaking, research and writing abilities
through the exploration of Nutrition Science topics, and;
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.
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
How to Apply:
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
(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
(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
(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
- Manages the learning
environment through keeping accurate records, submitting grades and
other reports on time, and enforcing school/campus academic and
- 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.
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.
Dean of System-Wide Programs, Academic Department Director
Academic affairs department, other school/campus functional areas, curriculum
task force and other committees, other faculty, and students
a M.S. in the field of Biology and/or Nutrition Science;
a demonstrated interest in and ability for teaching both lower and upper
division courses (one year’s experience in classroom at minimum);
availability to teach January through March, including mandatory attendance
at new faculty orientation on Saturday, December 11, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to
Environment & Notice
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
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.