Health Science 131 - Nutrition

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7103064 (Ref.No. 3156817)
Posted: June 17, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Location: Moraga, CA
Open Date: Jun 16, 2022
Deadline:

Description:Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation, and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning, and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.


Qualifications:
The Assistant Adjunct Faculty in Nutrition will instruct a course on Human Nutrition. Students will study the health effects of nutrition on the human biological system. This is a writing intensive course providing an overview of current topics in nutrition within the context of public health. In addition to studying the biochemical properties of macronutrients and micronutrients, students will explore concepts in dietary assessment and epidemiology, dietary toxic exposure and prevention strategies, life cycle nutrition, global nutrition, public health and community nutrition, agriculture and food policy, and evaluation of related research. It builds on the rhetorical and critical thinking skills used to analyze texts developed in English 5 and upon the fundamental biological and chemical concepts presented in introductory biology and chemistry. The research paper will prepare students with the skills to research and present on a range of topics in the health science discipline.

This course fulfills the Writing in the Discipline requirement for Health Science majors. Students may take this course in or anytime after the spring semester of sophomore year and after completing introductory chemistry and biology.

This course is on the Moraga campus, and meets on Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 - 1:05 pm during the Fall 2022 semester.

In addition to teaching, the instructor is expected to hold regular virtual office hours (a minimum of one hour per week) in order to provide students with support outside the classroom.

Candidates must have a PhD in Nutrition or a closely related field (or expected at the time of application and earned by August 2022), and familiarity with online/hybrid instruction in order to prepare for contingencies. This position requires all coursework to be performed in the state of California. In addition, successful candidates will have the ability to work with a diverse student body and staff and will have experience teaching lifecycle nutrition and working knowledge of the biochemical properties of macronutrients and micronutrients, dietary assessment and epidemiology, dietary toxic exposure and prevention strategies, global nutrition, public health and community nutrition, agriculture and food policy, and evaluation of related research. Candidates should be comfortable teaching a writing-intensive class in which students choose among a wide variety of nutrition-related research topics and conduct critical analysis of peer-reviewed literature.


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