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ADJUNCT - Functional Nutrition (Remote)

Parker University
Dallas, TX
  • Posted: over a month ago
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Job Description

Parker University is seeking online Adjunct faculty to teach in the Master of Science in Functional Nutrition program.

JOB OBJECTIVES: To provide students with core knowledge in the applicable program of study. This includes educating them to successfully complete appropriate licensing exams, participate in wellness promotion, health assessment, diagnosis, and case management of a patient's health care needs.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED FROM: Dean, Program Director for Master of Science in Clinical Research

SUPERVISION GIVEN TO WHOM: Students in assigned lectures


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Course Management: Faculty members are responsible to design, deliver and manage their course in accordance with the guidance provided to them by their direct supervisor. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Prepare and adhere to a syllabus in Parker’s required format.
  • Clearly communicate course requirements, means of evaluation, deadlines, and policies to students.
  • Hold classes and laboratories as scheduled; take attendance and submit it timely.
  • Develop high-quality means of evaluating student learning outcomes and apply them fairly and consistently in accordance with Parker policies, as well as methods and timelines set forth in the syllabus.
  • Submit final grades and required course documentation timely.
  • Follow Parker policies and procedures in all elements of course management.
  • Address student concerns identified in course evaluations.

Student Interaction: Faculty members generally have more direct contact with students than any other institutional employee and are responsible to manage that contact consistent with the highest ethical and professional standards.

  • Maintain appropriate professional boundaries with students.
  • Respond timely to student e-mails and voicemails.
  • Provide advising and additional academic support including maintaining required office hours to review examinations and other graded work and directing student towards appropriate resources.
  • Monitor student performance and attendance, contact students at risk, submit early alerts when appropriate.
  • Fairly and consistently apply Parker academic and student conduct policies.



  • PhD in nutrition or dietetics with experience in sports nutrition.
  • ISSN certification or CDR certification in sports nutrition is preferred.
  • A minimum of three years of teaching or professional experience
  • Participation in professional development and service to an institution
  • All other requirements per Rank Advancement as outlined in the Faculty Handbook
  • Minimum professional experience, as appropriate for any applicable programmatic accreditation.
  • A current certificate or license as applicable to the program of instruction, additional postgraduate certifications are preferred
  • Participation in course evaluation and improvement strategies
  • Experience with online teaching and the Blackboard learning management system is preferred but not required.


  • Ability to conduct online courses.
  • Visual acuity to use a keyboard and view a computer terminal.
  • May require ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


  • Competence in their respective field of study.
  • Must show promise as an effective teacher.
  • Effective communication in the English language, both verbal and written.
  • Proficiency with appropriate lab equipment.
  • Proficiency in software applications common in higher education environments, such as the Microsoft Suite student information systems, and Learning Management Systems
  • Organizational skills
  • Compliance with the applicable state and federal laws and regulations and accepted industry standards as associated with courses taught in their respective discipline.
  • Professional dress and demeanor; positive attitude and willingness to work with other faculty as part of a team and be supportive of the University.

Parker University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented groups to apply.

Parker University


Dallas, TX
75229 USA



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