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Adjunct Faculty, Department of Biology and Chemistry

Takoma Park, Maryland
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Biology and Chemistry 
(For Nutrition Course)

School of Health Professions, Science, and Wellness 
Position is available for the Spring 2017 semester.
 Applications are being accepted now and on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

Overview of the University: 
Washington Adventist University (WAU) is a Christian university that is committed to the Seventh‐day Adventist Christian vision of excellence and service.  Students are challenged to seize opportunities for learning in order to become moral leaders in their communities.  WAU offers its faculty and staff an environment where professional expertise is valued and lasting connections between co-workers are formed as we work together to ensure the success of our students.  Regardless of title, every employee supports WAU’s vision of producing graduates who bring moral leadership and competence to their communities.  Faith is infused in all that we do to fulfill our vision - from weekly chapel services with faculty, staff and students, to opportunities to participate in mission trips, to semi-annual community service days - our employees experience the WAU difference every day. 
Our faculty have outstanding academic credentials, know their fields inside and out, and have years of experience in the classroom. They love to teach and it shows. But just as important, WAU faculty care about each student’s academic and personal success and they do everything they can to help students to achieve their goals. 

Position Summary:
Washington Adventist University is seeking candidates for adjunct faculty to teach a Nutrition course (NUTR 260) offered within the Department of Biology and Chemistry.  This course will be offered beginning in Spring 2017.  Applications will be reviewed periodically based on student enrollment needs. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not automatically accepted to teach at Washington Adventist University.  Decisions to hire applicants are made at the discretion of the department. 
Most students who enroll in this course are pre-nursing students; however the course can be taken as a health-elective by any WAU student.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop or alter the course content of NUTR 260 which includes: 1)  a course syllabus, 2) class room experiences, and 3)  out-of-class course work which allows students to obtain a foundational understanding of nutrition.
  • Teach a 3-hour course on Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm during the Fall/Spring semester.
  • Document student attendance. (Training provided)
  • Communicate with students through email or D2L periodically through the week as needed.
  • Post course related materials in Desire-2-Learn (D2L), the university’s Learning Management System. (Training Provided).  Use of D2L for posting assignment scores is also recommended.
  • Grade or evaluate all student assignments and exams.
  • Post final grades  in Webadvisor . (Training Provided)
 Minimum Qualifications:
  • Have a Registered Dietician certification.
  • Hold a Bachelor or Masters degree in an appropriate field of study.  A Master’s degree is highly preferred.
  • Have a network of local resources available for enhancing the course.
  • Prior teaching experience is preferred.
Washington Adventist University is a religiously qualified Equal Opportunity Employer under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.  As such the University has the legal right to prefer a member of the Seventh-day Adventist ("SDA") Church in its hiring process. In the event that a qualified SDA candidate is not identified, the University will give the opportunity to candidates who must understand and respect the mission, purpose, and identity of Washington Adventist University as a condition of their employment.
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