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Lecturer - Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology - Rausser College of Natural Resources

Position overview

Position title: Lecturer
Salary range: Commensurate with experience.
Percent time: Appointments are typically part-time.
Anticipated start: Applications will be accepted and reviewed for department needs through July 12, 2022. Applications are typically reviewed for fall course needs in April/May, spring course needs in October/November, and summer session course needs in January/February.
Position duration: Varied and may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance.

Application Window

Open date: July 19th, 2021

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Aug 3, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Tuesday, Jul 19, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology (NST) in the Rausser College of Natural Resources at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary lecturers to teach courses in Nutritional Science and related topics, should an opening arise during the academic year and in the summer. The Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology focuses on the metabolic biology of nutrients and toxicants in relation to human health and disease. Our research and curriculum span a breadth of topics, from delivery of nutrients to mammalian cells and their molecular functions, through the influence of genetics on diet-associated human disease, to programs and policies that address human and environmental health and safety.

The department also offers students a Didactic Training Program in Dietetics which combines a strong foundation in the biological and chemical sciences with specialized advanced coursework that focuses on nutrient/non-nutrient function and metabolism. The application of this field informs recommendations for dietary patterns to achieve optimum health and the treatment or prevention of disease conditions as well as food production and safety.

The department typically seeks two different types of lecturer positions when available; one is to teach the courses for the Didactic Training Program (NST Dietetic Lecturer) and the other one is to teach the non-dietetic courses in the department (NST Non-Dietetic Lecturer). Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending upon the needs of the department. The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to the diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching.

General Duties:
We are seeking outstanding lecturers who can teach/co-teach small, medium, or large lecture and/or laboratory courses. The primary responsibilities for NST Lecturer positions include:
• Delivering lectures and holding office hours
• Planning and preparing lessons; researching and developing new topics, teaching materials, and online resources
• Supervising Graduate Students Instructors (GSIs), if applicable.
• Mentoring students in the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) and contributing to departmental and program activities, if teaching in dietetics
• Coordinating lab preparations with the Teaching Lab Staff, if teaching a lab course
• Developing exams and projects and assigning grades
• Maintaining accurate records and monitoring students’ progress, as well as addressing any special student needs
• Maintaining knowledge of, and implementing, college policies.

If applying for a dietetic lecturer position, please indicate so by selecting the “Dietetic Lecturer” specialization. If applying for a non-dietetic lecturer position, please indicate so by selecting the “Non-Dietetic Lecturer” specialization.

Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists. See the review date specified in AP Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for a specific position. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time. Those interested in remaining in the pool after the final date will need to reapply.

UC Lecturers are academic appointees in an organized bargaining unit and are exclusively represented by the American Federation of Teachers - Unit 18.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

The minimum qualification required to be an applicant is a completed Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent international degree) by the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

For NST Non-Dietetic lecturers:

The completion of a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent international degree) or M.D. degree (or equivalent international degree) by the start date of the job.

Preferred qualifications

For NST Dietetic lecturers:
• The completion of a Master’s degree or equivalent advanced degree in dietetics, nutrition, food service, public health, or a related field at the time of application.
• Five years or more of professional experience in dietetics practice.
• Registered Dietitians with demonstrated ability to teach professional courses in the DPD curriculum.
• Leadership experience and demonstrated commitment to the profession of dietetics.
• For Food Service Management instructors, the applicant should have the ServSafe Protection Manager certification.

For NST Non-Dietetic lecturers:
• Experience in teaching biological lab techniques.
• Advanced degree in Bioscience

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching - Indicate teaching subject areas of interest and how your professional experiences have prepared you to instruct subject areas.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

Applicants should include the names and contact information of three references. Letters of reference may be requested of finalists.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03055

Help contact: allison.covington@berkeley.edu

Campus Information

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letter.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Positions that are represented by a collective bargaining unit or agent have particular contracts. For more information, please refer to the relevant contract: Lecturer contract, Postdoctoral contract, Research Series contract, and Librarian contract. Questions about represented positions can be directed to the hiring unit.

Job location

Berkeley, CA