The Program in Human Nutrition seeks adjunct professors for each of the following courses:
: Intro to General Organic and Biochemistry,
ON-LINE 4 credits/ 15 week duration. This course is taught in Blackboard LMS; start date of course is late August, 2012
Course objectives include:
- Understand the principles of general chemistry
including methods and measurement, structure of the atom and periodic
table, structure and properties of compounds, chemical equations, and
states of matter
- Understand the principles of organic
chemistry including thermodynamics, acids and bases,
oxidation/reduction, and hydrocarbons
- Understand the
organic functional groups and introductory biochemistry including the
biological structure and importance of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins
MS OR PhD in Biochemistry; DC, ND will be considered; a minimum of two
years undergraduate teaching experience is required; on-line
experience is a plus; proficient in utilization of text communications
and personnel computers is required.
GRADUATE: Biochemistry of Nutrition 4 credits On- Campus (5) weekend days 9-5pm from September through December 2012 and January – May 2013.
This on-campus course is taught in the classroom; Blackboard is used for assignments between monthly classes.
Course objectives include:
- Structure and function of the main classes of biomolecules, specifically, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids.
Law of Thermodynamics and its implications, hydrophilic/hydrophobic
cellular environments, structure-function relationships,
compartmentalization, key chemical groups, buffers, pKa, and chemical
- Amino acid and general protein structure,
specific proteins, such as hemoglobin (in conjunction with the
bicarbonate buffer system), antibodies, collagen, and insulin are
- Major aspects of the structure, function, kinetics and inhibition of enzymes.
anabolic and catabolic pathways of amino acids and proteins,
carbohydrates, and lipids are rigorously discussed, relating them to
pathophysiological conditions and changes in general nutrition status.
- Metabolic integration and related hormonal control are
also emphasized; and the P450 detoxification system is explained in
- Discussion of nucleic acid structure and
function is presented to the student, including the details of DNA
synthesis, transcription, and translation, and genetic regulation.
- An important course objective also includes developing critical thinking skills.
MS OR PhD in Biochemistry; a minimum of two years Graduate level
teaching of Biochemistry experience is required; on-line experience is
a plus; Smartboard and Blackboard skills are desirable.
Qualified candidates may submit their CV/resume electronically or by
mail and should include a letter of application and 3 professional
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Please send letter of application and resume to:
Department of Human Resources
Adjunct Faculty, Program in Human Nutrition
Wahlstrom Library, 7th Floor
126 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Fax: (203) 576-4601
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