The Department of Nutritional Sciences in the College of Health and Human Development is seeking a highly motivated Assistant Teaching Professor for an 80% appointment, August 16, 2018-August 15, 2019. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of classroom and on-line instruction, and will be capable of working effectively with students individually and in a team environment. This position will include on-line instruction in fall and spring, and may include a summer session course or courses either in residence or on-line. Teaching will focus on courses in the Penn State on-line Masters of Professional Studies in Nutritional Sciences curriculum. Courses in the General Education curriculum or upper level nutritional science courses may be included. The successful candidate will have demonstrated skills in communication with undergraduate and graduate students; experience with the development and teaching of on-line courses; and the ability to teach courses focused on nutrient metabolism and research methodology, at the master’s level. At 80%, it is expected that course development and courses taught will be equivalent to 20-22 academic credits per year. The successful applicant will also be able to contribute service to the Department of Nutritional Sciences in terms of faculty participation in curricular affairs and/or recruiting/advising events on-line and/or in person. This position requires a doctoral degree in Nutrition or a closely related discipline, and 1-2 years of related experience. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire (expected to be August 16, 2018). The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. A complete application will include: a cover letter that outlines your on-line teaching philosophy and experience; a complete curriculum vitae; a list of the names and contact information for three references who are familiar with your teaching experience. Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/80052
Competencies critical to success include outstanding interpersonal verbal and written communications; effective understanding of nutritional sciences curricula; analytical problem-solving and organizational skills; the ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines; and the use of sound judgement and professionalism. Candidates must be able to work effectively with diverse populations and audiences.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 80052
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