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Lecturer - Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology (Updated)

Recruitment Period

Open date: July 17th, 2017
Last review date: August 31st, 2017
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 30th, 2018
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.


The Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of full-time and part-time, non-tenure track lecturer positions (including summer sessions) to teach courses in Nutritional Science and related topics. Screening of applicants will begin in fall 2017 and is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the department. Positions may range from teaching 1 to 10 units.

We are seeking outstanding lecturers who can teach/co-teach small, medium, or large lecture and/or laboratory courses. Possible courses for instruction include Medical Nutrition Therapy, Food Science, Food System Organization & Management, Community Nutrition, Human Food Practices, Food and Culture, Introduction to Food, Introduction to Nutritional Sciences, Experimental Nutrition Laboratory, Nutrition and Toxicology laboratory, and others. A successful applicant need not be proficient in the subject matter of all these courses, but should be proficient in more than one topic.

For our dietetics courses, those with a background in food science and food service management are highly encouraged to apply.

For our laboratory courses, those with a background in biological lab techniques, such as cell culture, western blotting, DNA cloning, transfection assays, and animal handling, are highly encouraged to apply.

General Duties - 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 Student 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


For Dietetics lecturers: A Master’s degree or equivalent degree in dietetics, nutrition, food service, public health, or a related field by the time of application. 3 years of professional experience in dietetics practice by time of application.

For Laboratory lecturers: A Ph.D. degree, M.D. degree, or equivalent degree in bioscience or a related field by the time of application.

Additional Qualifications:

For Dietetics lecturers: For Food Service Management instructors, the applicant should have the ServSafe Food Protection Manager certification.

Preferred Qualifications:

For Dietetics lecturers: 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 Laboratory lecturers: Experience in teaching biological lab techniques.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience (starting annual, academic 9- month, full-time salary is $53,402). Some credit will be given to prior college-level teaching experience (not including graduate student or summer session teaching).

To apply, please go to Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, current CV, a statement of teaching (indicate teaching subject areas of interest and how your professional experiences have prepared you to instruct subject areas), and the names and contact information of three referees. Letters of reference may be requested of finalists. 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 ( prior to submitting their letters. It is optional to include a copy of transcript and evidence of teaching effectiveness.

The posting will remain open until June 30, 2018 to accommodate future Department needs. Candidates who wish to remain in the pool after June 30, 2018 will need to reapply. Applicants can direct questions to Additional information on the Department and campus can be found at and

This is a non-tenured, temporary position: the appointments to the title of Lecturer are self- terminating (no further notice on non-reappointment will be forthcoming) and do not create an obligation on the part of the University either to extend or renew the appointment outlined above. Any reappointment will be preceded by an assessment.

We encourage applications from individuals who will contribute to diversity in higher education. The University of California 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:

Job location

Berkeley, CA


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

  • Copy of transcript (Optional)

  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 references required (contact information only)

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