The Master of Science program in Food Systems and Society at Oregon Health & Science University engages interdisciplinary social science and critical inquiry to examine concepts, perspectives, and strategies relevant to social equity in the food system. Through lenses of class, gender, and race-ethnicity, students analyze how social conditions in the food system developed and study how they are addressed, perceived, and portrayed. Courses are reading and writing intensive and are primarily online with in-person intensive sessions held in fall and spring terms.
Under the supervision of the Food Systems and Society program co-directors, the Academic Coordinator coordinates the FSS program, serves as instructor for courses on FSS academic skills and for in-person intensive courses, and provides academic support for students.
Student recruitment: Lead recruitment efforts by developing and managing strategic external communications to support student recruitment; develop recruitment materials and maintain FSS web content and active presence; communicate with and track prospective students; schedule and host recruitment webinars; participate with faculty in informational and admissions interviews with students; manage student applications and admissions.
Student support and academic advising: Organize and deliver online orientation for students; advise students on program progress and completion; advise students on institutional and program policies and resources; develop and maintain student records; develop and maintain alumni engagement with FSS program, including through management of the FSS Listserv, alumni surveys, and alumni participation in course activities.
Assessment: Working with FSS Co-directors, prepare program materials for annual OHSU assessment cycle; collect data for and prepare internal and external assessment reports.
Program representation and administration: Respond to inquiries to the FSS program; maintain up-to-date information on OHSU policies and procedures; manage communication and information systems for the FSS program, including electronic files and databases.
Instruction and Course Support
Course development and teaching: Develop curriculum for and teach in-person and online courses focused on graduate-level academic and professional communication, collaboration, and inquiry skills congruent with FSS program learning objectives and pedagogical principles. The instructor will develop sound approaches teaching this material as well as assignments for assessing learning. While approaches and assignments will be developed in consultation with FSS co-directors, the instructor will teach the courses independently.
These courses (10 credits total) are:
A hybrid four-credit course in Fall term that establishes foundational academic skills and graduate-level reading and writing proficiency integral to coursework and inquiry in food systems and society.
Two 3-5 day in-person intensive courses each Fall and Spring designed to build a collegial scholar-practitioner community through activities, reflection, and engagement with key concepts in and strategies for improving food system equity.
Two one-credit online courses in Winter term that complement foundational coursework, focusing on critical reading skills, systematic engagement with literature, and writing and communication skills relevant to student research and professional interests.
Educational systems and course support: Develop and maintain effective and standardized course systems and materials; develop and maintain informational materials on how to use FSS education and research systems and tools, including Sakai, EndNote, videoconferencing, document collaboration, and literature and library research; train and support students in using program educational systems and tools; support faculty in course setup and delivery; provide individual and group writing support for FSS courses; develop and maintain shared program resources, such as EndNote libraries; develop and maintain templates and protocols for FSS assignments, information pages, reports, letters, and other forms of communication.
Required Education and Experience:
Masters Degree in discipline with foundations in critical inquiry and academic writing.
Knowledge and experience with literature-based research, graduate-level teaching, and online learning.
Interest in and commitment to social equity.
Knowledge and experience with online learning management and file systems and word processing, spreadsheet, presentation software.
Outstanding English-language written and oral communication skills, including knowledge of graduate-level academic writing conventions.
Experience with bibliographic software, library research, and citation management.
Experience mentoring/advising matriculated and prospective students.
Knowledge and experience in strategic program communications, including website, listserv, and contact management.
Experience preparing professional publications, presentations, and reports.
Experience and interest in coordinating and facilitating innovative co-curricular learning activities and presentations.
Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative environment.
Experience working with EndNote bibliographic software.
Knowledge of Chicago author-date citation and reference formats.
Applications will be reviewed beginning February 3, 2020. Position open until filled. Please submit your letter of application and CV/resume to be considered for this position.
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