Monday, November 3, 2014

Institute for Food Laws and Regulations at Michigan State University: Food Regulation Instructor- Canada

Food Regulation in Canada
For the Institute for Food Laws & Regulations at Michigan State University
The Institute for Food Laws & Regulations at Michigan State University (MSU) is seeking an energetic, experienced individual to teach an online course, Food Regulation in Canada.

The mission of the Institute for Food Laws & Regulations (IFLR) is to advance the understanding of food law in the United States and internationally. IFLR offers food law courses taught over the Internet. Students from more than 80 countries have taken IFLR courses. Contributions by instructors from 18 different countries enrich the courses. Please visit our web site,, to learn more about the Institute and its activities.

The instructor for the Food Regulation in Canada course will be responsible for updating the course materials and instruction of the course. The course is taught completely via the Internet on Michigan State University’s online learning management system using Desire2Learn. The 3-credit course is taught over a 15-week university semester (currently the spring semester from January through May). The instructor is expected to present an outstanding educational experience using a combination of online readings, lecture, exercises, discussions, and assessments. The instructor is also responsible for being available to students to answer questions by course email and in written discussion forums. In addition, the instructor will enter the students’ grades through the online course site.

Minimum requirements include an excellent academic record; a J.D. or equivalent advanced degree or related experience; at least five years of successful food law and policy practice or experience; demonstrated communication skills; prior successful teaching experience preferred; a record of publications concerning food law and policy topics preferred; and a strong record of established relationships with other food law and policy professionals and with professional organizations preferred.

This is a non-tenure track position. Compensation will be proportionate with qualifications, experience, and number of students enrolled.

Confidential review of applications, nominations, and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made.  Please send a resume, cover letter, and the names and addresses for at least two professional references to the attention of: 
Mary Anne Verleger, Institute for Food Laws & Regulations
469 Wilson Road, 139 G.M. Trout Food Science Bldg.
Michigan State University, East Lansing MI 48824-1302
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