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Lecturer - Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology - College of Natural Resources
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Oct. 4, 2019
Title Lecturer - Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology - College of Natural Resources
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 7/2/2020
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

The Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology (NST) in the 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. 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 advance 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 of prevention of disease conditions as well as food production and safety. Further information about NST, including courses taught, can be found at:

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. Appointments are typically part-time and may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance.

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.

Basic Qualifications:

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:

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 Food Protection Manager certification.

For NST Non-Dietetic lecturers:

  • Experience in teaching biological lab techniques.
  • Advanced degree in Bioscience

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

The Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching or research. UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family, if applicable.

To apply, please go to the following link:

Applicants should include the names and contact information of three references. Letters of reference may be requested of finalists. When and if the Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology department contacts references, 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.

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.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed for the Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology needs, through July 2, 2020. Applications are typically reviewed for fall course needs in April/May, for spring course needs in October/November, and for summer session course needs in January/February. Those interested in remaining in the pool after July 2, 2020 will need to reapply.

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.

Please direct questions to Nicole Lowy,

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:


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