Posted: Nov 15, 2021

Adjunct - Food & Nutrition

Lackawanna College - Scranton, PA
Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2021


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Lackawanna College is a private, accredited college serving the people of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Our main campus is located in downtown Scranton, and our footprint includes satellite centers in Covington Twp.HawleyHazletonSunbury, Towanda and Tunkhannock

Our mission is to provide a quality education to all persons who seek to improve their lives and better the communities in which they live.  We provide our students with a direct path to a bachelor’s degree, associate degree, or one of many different professional certifications. Additionally, our Continuing Education department helps put the people of Northeastern Pennsylvania back to work with modern career skills.  Lackawanna is also one of the most cost-efficient regional higher education institutions.

If our mission inspires you, and you are willing to go the extra mile to help our students succeed, please feel free to apply for this or future employment opportunities for which you meet the minimum qualifications.  We particularly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups including women and minorities.  Please know that only the candidates who meet the minimum qualifications can be considered, and only those selected for interviews will be contacted by a college representative.  No phone calls, please.

Lackawanna College School of Hospitality is seeking skilled and energetic adjuncts to teach a course in Food & Nutrition. Applicants must possess excellent communication skills and be able to deliver a high level of education to a highly diversified student base.


Adjunct Instructors are assigned on a semester-by-semester basis. Courses may be offered during the day, evening, online or using other distance learning formats. The Adjunct instructor will be responsible for working within the institution's mission to teach the objectives of the assigned course. More specifically, the adjunct instructor will be required to perform the following responsibilities:


  1. Plan, prepare & deliver nutrition lesson plans in didactic, classroom and/or laboratory setting.
  1. Prepare daily lesson plans for each course using the assigned course descriptions and objectives.
  1. Promote student success through informed, accessible professional engagement that supports both the departmental and college wide mission.
  2. Provides support and guidance to students through frequent feedback and timely assessment of academic performance to optimize learning outcomes.
  3. Completes and maintains all required documentation and records, including, but not limited to, grades, attendance and student learning outcomes.
  4. Fosters a professional classroom environment that supports and promotes both departmental and college wide mission.
  5. All other duties as assigned.


  1. Demonstrated sensitivity in working with students of diverse backgrounds
  2. Ability to adapt methodologies for different learning styles
  3. Ability to work independently and conscientiously
  4. Excellent computer skills
  5. Ability to prioritize and multitask responsibilities
  6. Proficient written and verbal communication skills
  7. Effective interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with others
  8. Commitment to fulfillment of the College mission

Desired Qualifications/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition or Food Science or a Master’s Degree with 18 credits of educational experience in Nutrition, Food Science, or Dietetics.
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Relevant experience within one of the fields mentioned above is preferred


Applications will only be accepted via online method OR email.  If selecting the email option, interested candidates can email resumes to [email protected]. Deadline for applications, Friday December 31st, 2021.  No phone calls, please.

In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and all other applicable non-discrimination laws, Lackawanna College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status, or genetic information in its educational programs and activities, admissions, and with regard to employment.

Lackawanna College is an accredited, private, non-profit educational institution providing opportunities for career and personal development within selected associates degree, certificate and continuing education program.