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Part-time Lecturer Pool - Nutrition

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Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Part Time, Faculty - Agriculture


NUTRITION PART-TIME LECTURER POOL. The Food Science and Nutrition Department within the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at Cal Poly is seeking applications for a pool of part-time lecturers with positions available as determined by need during the 2021-22 academic year. Lecturers in the Nutrition program are expected to teach undergraduate lectures and/or laboratory courses in one or more of the following areas: introductory nutrition, food customs and culture, medical nutrition therapy, community nutrition, nutrition counseling, life-cycle nutrition including maternal/child and nutrition in aging. Lecturers are in addition expected to supervise student experiences and undergraduate research projects.

At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly’s values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


Master's degree in Human Nutrition, Dietetics, or related field (must include graduate courses in nutrition).

Demonstrated experience and commitment to student-centered learning and teaching, as well as the ability to collaboratively work in multidisciplinary settings is required. Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral use of the English language is required. 


R.D. preferred for appointments in specific nutrition classes.
Teaching experience and/or Ph.D. preferred.

Preference will be given to those with experience in working with diverse populations and fostering a collaborative, supportive and inclusive environment.  Preference will also be given to those with relevant work experience and those who bring professional capabilities.


The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: Cal Poly cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought. Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo will not sponsor an H-1B for this position.

Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to Cal Poly or individuals in the university community.

For health and well-being, Cal Poly is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.


The Food Science and Nutrition Department has 15 full-time faculty, numerous part-time faculty, support staff, and approximately 600 majors. FSN offers two majors - Nutrition and Food Science. The Department also offers a post-graduate Dietetic Internship; MS program in Nutrition and MS and Blended program in Agriculture with a specialization in Food Science.

The Department houses a State-certified pilot plant; a culinary foods lab; nutrition assessment lab with a DXA; molecular nutrition lab; human nutrition lab and chemistry-style teaching and research labs.

Students in the Nutrition major choose from one of two concentrations: Applied Nutrition or Nutrition Science. The Applied Nutrition concentration is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).

The mission of the department is to educate students with contemporary knowledge and problem solving skills to prepare them for rewarding food, nutrition and health careers. Students' learning experiences blend theory and application, reflecting Cal Poly's "learn by doing" philosophy.


Attach to the application (1) a cover letter providing some detail of the applicant's qualifications and interest in the position; (2) a current CV; (3) a brief statement regarding diversity and inclusion. This statement should address the applicant's commitment to diversity and inclusion by describing expertise, experience and/or contributions to these types of efforts in a work, community, or educational setting. The required three letters of reference direct from sources and official transcripts should be mailed to Cal Poly State University c/o Bree Hugins, Food Science & Nutrition Department, 1 Grand Avenue, Bldg 11 Room 244, San Luis Obispo, CA. 93407,

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