Adjunct Faculty - Science of Food

Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
May 04, 2021
Employment Level
Adjunct
Employment Type
Part Time

Company Description:

Dean College is a private, residential New England college grounded in a culture and tradition that all students deserve the opportunity to discover and exceed their greatest aspirations.

A personal and transformative community since 1865, Dean tirelessly inspires our students to unimagined heights through personalized support and integrated delivery of academic, co-curricular and experiential learning.

Our graduates are lifelong learners who thrive in their careers, embrace social responsibility and demonstrate leadership.

This is The Dean Difference.

Consistently recognized as a Top Regional College and a Best Value School by U.S. News & World Report and named a College of Distinction for four consecutive years, Dean serves approximately 1,200 full-time students and 300 part-time students and offers more than 50 combined bachelor's and associate degree programs and specializations, as well as a robust schedule of continuing studies and certificate programs throughout the year.

Dean College is perfectly situated in Franklin, Massachusetts, which is conveniently located between Boston and Providence, Rhode Island and is accessible to Boston by commuter rail. The Dean College/Franklin station is only a five-minute walk from campus. Approximately 90 percent of the College's student population lives on campus.

Dean provides a supportive academic environment that thrives on student engagement and exceptional teaching. The Dean Difference is exemplified through each student's commitment to their professional futures, social responsibility and leadership. Outside of the classroom, students participate in 16 athletic teams and more than 30 on-campus groups and organizations.

Ninety-six percent of our bachelor's degree students are employed or enrolled in graduate school within 12 months of graduation. Alumni are hard at work in top-ranked graduate programs and are employed by organizations such as Universal Studios, Dell Technologies, Liberty Mutual, Kraft Sports + Entertainment, the Boston Ballet, and more.

Job Description:

Dean College's School of Liberal Arts is looking for a dynamic, experienced, student-centered educator to teach Science of Food during the fall semester for the Arch Learning Community. The College seeks Adjunct Faculty who focus on experiential learning and active engagement in their classrooms. Adjuncts chosen to teach at Dean create a compelling and professional learning environment for students of diverse learning backgrounds.

The Arch Program is designed to provide comprehensive support to students with diagnosed learning disabilities and/or other learning differences, such as attention and memory difficulties, who would benefit from additional academic support while taking part in a traditional college curriculum.  Candidates for this position should have significant experience teaching this population of students. 

We are seeking an adjunct instructor for BIO168: The Science of Food: What Are You Eating? BIO 168 is a 3-credit class that meets for 2.5 hrs/week. The adjunct pay rate is $3200/section. Adjunct faculty are expected to hold one office hour each week for each section they teach. The Biology program provides a course charter with course objectives as well as sample syllabi.

The course description is as follows: Cheese, yogurt, beer and bread: What do they all have in common? This course will provide an interactive forum to discuss the science involved in the food we produce and eat. Topics may include the following: a brief review of human nutrition, a description and discussion of food organisms in modern diets, chemical reactions involved in food preparation and the environmental impact of dietary choices. BIO 168-The Science of Food: What Are You Eating? serves as a Core Distribution elective in Natural Sciences and Mathematics providing foundational skills while exposing non-science majors to topics and practices of science. The course includes an overview of human nutrition and explores topics such as the modern diet, chemical reactions involved in food preparation and the environmental impact of dietary choices. Trillions of microorganisms live in your gut without which you could not survive.

Requirements:

  • Masters Degree in Biology, Nutrition, or related discipline, required;
  • PhD in Biology, Nutrition, or related discipline, preferred;
  • Experience teaching first and second year undergraduates, preferred;
  • Strong computer skills such as the ability to utilize digital tools to communicate and engage with students, required;
  • Experience with Canvas, our learning management system, preferred;
  • Willingness to learn additional classroom media tools as necessary, required;
  • Expertise in learner-centered teaching, preferred;
  • Experience using technology and/or strategies to enhance pedagogy preferred;
  • Experience working with a culturally diverse student body with a variety of learning styles, preferred.

Additional Information:

Dean College is an equal-opportunity, Title IX institution and pledges to recruit, select and promote diversity by providing equality of opportunity in higher education for all persons, including faculty and staff with respect to hiring, continuation, promotion, and applicants for admission, enrolled students and graduates without discrimination or segregation.

The College is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students, faculty, and community members. All employment decisions are made on a non-discriminatory basis. Dean College prohibits discrimination and harassment based on sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, work-related injury or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in College programs, services, and activities. A pre-employment background screen is required for all employees.

The Assistant Dean of Students, located on the second floor of the Campus Center, telephone 508-541-1841, coordinates the college's compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 Act.

The Director of Human Resources on the first floor of Dean Hall, telephone, 508-541-1681 coordinates the college's compliance with titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and amendments, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

The Dean College Athletics Department is a Division III member of the NCAA and competes as a member of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC), Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC), and complies with all NCAA Division III Rules and Regulations.

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