The Department of Nutritional Sciences in the College of Health and Human Development is seeking a highly motivated instructor and professional academic adviser. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of classroom instruction, and will be capable of working effectively with students individually and in a team environment. This position will be approximately 50% instruction, which may include a summer session course or courses, and 50% advising. Teaching is likely to focus on courses in the General Education curriculum, and applied advanced undergraduate nutrition courses. For the advising component, the successful applicant will be responsible for providing academic advising to students enrolled in and exploring the Nutritional Sciences major and minor; interpreting university policies, procedures and curriculum to students and faculty; guiding students in course selection, scheduling and long-range planning; assisting in resolving academic problems; monitoring academic progress; making professional referrals; and maintaining confidentiality of student records. He or she will represent the department and college in university-sponsored recruitment and retention initiatives including New Student Orientation (NSO), Accepted Student Programs (ASPs), Spend a Summer Day (SASD), and Majors Night. The academic adviser serves as a liaison among students, faculty, staff, and campus and university constituents. Competencies critical to success include outstanding interpersonal verbal and written communications; effective analytical problem-solving and organizational skills; accuracy and attention to detail; the ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines; and the use of sound judgement and professionalism. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Please include a paragraph that outlines your advising philosophy with your cover letter and resume. Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/69445
This position requires a master`s degree (with Registered Dietitian preferred), or higher plus 1-2 years of related experience.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is competitive, commensurate with background and experience.
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