Lecturer in Nutrition and Public Health - Division of Nutritional Sciences
The mission of the College of Human Ecology is to improve lives by exploring and shaping human connections to natural, social, and built environments. Faculty, students, and staff explore the human dimensions of social and natural sciences, design, nutrition and health, public policy, society, family, community, and other realms-all in pursuit of knowledge to make the world a better place. Using Cornell's far-reaching extension network and the college's translational research methods, we deliver our findings directly to communities and families, ensuring that our work reaches those who need it most.
TheDivision of Nutrition Sciences is seeking a full‐timenine‐month Lecturer to start on July 1, 2018.
Every spring this Lecturer will co‐teach a course that requires public health and/or nutrition expertise. In addition, they will beexpected to design and deliver a three‐credit course, which hasbroad appeal on campus and aligns with their expertise, and startdelivering this course during the second year of their appointment.
Every fall this Lecturer willprovide overall course management and supportfor two large three‐creditundergraduate courses (NS1150 ‐ Nutrition Health & Society and NS1600 ‐ Introduction to Public Health) and be solely responsiblefor two smaller courses related to NS1150 (NS1160 ‐ Personalized Concepts & Controversies and NS4030 ‐ Teaching Apprenticeship).
This Lecturer will also advise twenty undergraduate students and supervise and mentortheDivision's two Teaching and Research Fellows.
The first year this Lecturer will work from July 1,2018 through the end of the semester (approximately May 15, 2019). The following years they will work only during the academic year (approximately August 15 through May 15). However, theywillbe appointed forthe entire calendaryear and will be paid in twenty‐fourinstallmentsfor their work.
NS1150 (Nutrition Health and Society) is a three‐credit fall course that discussesthe facts and fallacies concerning the role that nutrition,exercise, and other health behaviors play in preventing disease, maintaining good health, and maximizing athletic performance. Emphasis is onunderstanding thebiological mechanisms through which goodnutrition and regular exercise affect psychological and physical health.
NS1160 (Personalized Concepts and Controversies)is a one‐credit fall course that providesstudents enrolled in NS1150 individualized assistance in many skillsincluding using computers to analyze diets, finding and using scientific references,understanding and criticizing scientific articles, and reviewing materialpresented in lectures.This course is instructed bythe Undergraduate Teaching Assistants enrolled in NS4030.
NS1600 (Introduction to PublicHealth)is a three‐creditfall course that provides the basicprinciples,practices, and policies of publichealth,including an introduction to theinfrastructure and organization ofpublichealth; methods ofdata collection and surveillance; disease promotion and prevention; healthdisparities; and theachievements, challenges, and controversies in the field.
NS4030 (Teaching Apprenticeship) is a five‐creditS‐Uor letter grade course fortheUndergraduate Teaching Assistants (UTAs) assigned to NS1150 and NS1160.
NS1150 & NS1600:
Contribute to course content
Administer the course includingelectronic course management.
Hold office hours for enrolled students.
Respond to student questions through email.
Supervise graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants.
Prepare and update course material (syllabus, group activities, presentations, etc.)
Coordinate scheduling of guest lecturers and coordinate parkingaccommodations, etc.
Develop syllabi for NS1160 and NS4030, including learning outcomes.
Develop and deliver lectureson various pedagogical techniques, for example, how to write lessonplans,how to develop a good relationship with students, developing a daily agenda for class, how to lead a discussion, how to create effective learning environments, how to design teaching to accommodate multiple learning styles, methods for evaluating assignments, etc.;
Instruct teaching assistants in the development of teaching tools, such as review guides, flow charts, mini‐quizzes and othermaterials. Develop evaluation methods for NS 4030 teaching assistants/students,includingassignments, teaching observations,studentevaluations, peer evaluations, and self‐reflectionusinge‐Portfolio and assigngrades.
Instruct NS4030 teaching assistants in theory and methods for developing student evaluations of their teaching.
Develop e‐Portfoliositefor teaching assistants' assignments and reflection.
Manage the70's Club, a weekly tutorial sessionfor NS1150 students run by Undergraduate Teaching Assistants.
Assign grades for NS1160 students.
Required qualifications:M.P.Hor M.S. in Nutrition or Public Health and teaching experience.
Preferred qualifications: PhD in Nutrition or Public Health, R.D.credential,experience with BlackBoard and e‐Portfolio.
Planning, organization,problem‐solving, and coordination;
Good public speaking skills;
Ability to work as a member of a team and underpressure;
Ability to lead and organize teaching teams comprisedof graduate and undergraduatestudents;
Proficiency usingthe electronic medium and software packages such as email and internetbrowsers,Microsoft Office Word Suite, especially Word, Excel and Power Point.
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