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Nutrition and Dietetics Instructor - Merritt

Peralta Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 19, 2022

College Information

Peralta/College Information

Merritt College

Merritt College is a public, comprehensive, two-year college, maintained by the Peralta Community College District in Alameda County. With a comprehensive day and evening program of transfer, technical, occupational and basic skills education, the College is committed to meeting the educational needs of the diverse student population it serves.

Located on a 125-acre site in the hills of East Oakland, Merritt College combines modern, spacious facilities with a spectacular view of the entire Bay Area. An integral part of a large, busy urban community, the location provides a sense of tranquility and peace.

Position Information

Job Title
Nutrition and Dietetics Instructor - Merritt

Time Base
Full Time, 1.0 FTE

Salary Range: $66,714- 90,105/yr. Initial salary placement is commensurate with experience and educational background.

Benefits Information

The Peralta Colleges proudly offers a competitive and comprehensive core of work-life benefits. The value of the employer contribution towards your benefits may increase your total compensation by as much as 47%. Benefit-eligible employees have access to coverage for themselves and eligible dependents:

• Medical, dental, vision, prescription drug insurance coverage*

• Life insurance of 150% of your income up to $100,000.

• Long-term disability coverage.

• Employee Assistance Program.

In addition to your contribution, Peralta pays 16.92% of your salary to the State Teachers Retirement System ( STRS ). Effective January 1, 2013, the PEPRA (Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act) went into effect. Changes have been implemented as a result of the adoption of this legislation that impact new and existing employees enrolled in CalSTRS. Specific information regarding the changes can be found at For further up to date information on CalSTRS retirement eligibility and PEPRA, please visit the website at The CalSTRS member handbook is available at After 10 years of creditable service, medical benefits in retirement are extended until age 65. Other benefits include 10 days sick leave, and holidays.

Other voluntary benefits include:

• Flexible benefit plan participation in the Medical Reimbursement Plan, Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan (under tax code 125)

• Pre-tax commuting expenses (under IRS code 132)

• Tax-deferred plan participation in the 403(b) and 457 plans

• Credit union membership

• Prepaid legal plan participation

• Additional Life Insurance for yourself, spouse or children

* Kaiser and United Health Care Dental are fully paid by the District. Other plans require employee contribution.

Subject to change.

Position Type

Humanities (653)



Job Description Summary

Duties & Responsibilities

Teaching schedule may include evening or weekend hours as part of contract assignment.
Instructors are expected to use and keep abreast of advanced teaching methods, including the use of current and future technologies to support student learning and career objectives.

• Teach assigned lecture, lab, production and clinical courses in the Nutrition & Dietetics Programs (Dietary Assistant, Dietary Manager/Dietetic Service Supervisor, and Dietetic Technology) in a manner consistent with the department’s standards.
• Responsible and accountable for instruction, evaluation of students, planning and implementing curriculum content.
• Teaching assignment may include but not be limited to: Normal Nutrition, Medical Nutrition, Sanitation & Safety, Supervision & Training, Food Production Systems, and Supervised Practice courses.
• Fully participate in all aspects of the Nutrition & Dietetics discipline, including but not limited to: development of policies and procedures, planning, organizing, assessing, implementing, and evaluating all aspects of the programs.
• Provide class instruction in accordance with established course outlines.
• Inform students via syllabi concerning course requirements, evaluation procedures, and attendance requirements.
• Maintain necessary attendance, scholastic and personnel records, and submits them according to published deadlines.
• Prepare and grade class assignments and examinations and promptly returns them to students.
• Post and maintain required office hours in accordance with the prevailing policy.
• Participate in faculty discussions on curriculum, teaching-learning techniques, teaching materials, and student learning outcomes.
• Participate on departmental, divisional, and campus committees. Develop and revise courses in the discipline.
• Participate in departmental, divisional, and campus committees. Develop and revise courses in the discipline .
• Obtain and maintain supervised practice sites, including procuring contracts for student placements
• Complete and submit accreditation reports as required by the programs
• Participate in department and college wide dialogue regarding the assessment of student learning.
• Complete and submit timely course and program level assessments

The Instructor is also responsible for providing a full professional service week that may include, but is not limited to, the following:

• Teaching, teaching preparation, maintenance of office hours and student advising, and maintenance of student rosters, class records and grade completion in accordance with District policy and procedures;
• Performing departmental duties such as program and curriculum development, evaluation and revision, and selecting appropriate instructional materials, and working with administrators and other faculty to develop a comprehensive pre-collegiate program;
• Participation in professional activities such as departmental and campus committee work, faculty peer evaluations, staff meetings and participation in the governance structure of the College and District;
• Pursuing professional growth activities to remain current in discipline and teaching methodology;
• Performing professional outreach activities (e.g., working with administrators and other faculty, as part of course development and depending on need, by participating in an industry advisory committee for a program, working with inter-segmental education partners—such as high school, adult school and other colleges—and industry partners to design and implement effective basic skills curricula and career pathways in the discipline, etc.); and
• Performing other related duties as assigned by the College.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Possession of a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in nutrition, dietetics, or dietetics and food administration;
Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in nutrition, dietetics, or dietetics and food administration and possession of a Masters Degree in chemistry, public health, or family and consumer studies/home economics;

2. Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in nutrition, dietetics, or dietetics and food administration and certification as a registered dietitian;

3. May submit a fully satisfied lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing service to teach courses in Nutrition and Dietetics.

(California credentials were no longer issued after July 1, 1990).

4. The equivalent qualifications.

(Candidates who claim equivalency must provide conclusive evidence, as clear and reliable on the college transcripts as required on the District Equivalency Application Form. Refer to the Equivalency Procedures below. This is not a process to waive the minimum qualifications.) Note: Foreign Degree(s) must be evaluated by an official foreign credentials/transcripts evaluation and translation service.

5. Applicant must have demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college staff, faculty, and students.

Desirable Qualifications

1. At least one (1) year of college level teaching experience.
2. Experience supervising students in a practice setting.
3. Experience teaching and managing a food science lab/department.
4. Experience in administration of an accredited dietetics program.
5. Experience incorporating technology into the curriculum and program administration

Environmental Demands

Other Requirements

Tools & Equipment Used

Application Deadline Date
March 1st, 2023

Open Date

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