Nutrition Science Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment

Davis, California
Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
August 09 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Department of ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Nutrition invites applications for a full-time Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE), comparable to a tenure-track assistant professor appointment. LPSOE faculty are Academic Senate faculty members whose expertise and responsibilities center on undergraduate education, and scholarly analysis/improvement of teaching methods. We are seeking a dynamic educator to join a thriving department with diverse student population. The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching two high enrollment lower division undergraduate Introductory Nutrition lecture courses each quarter (Nutrition 10 and Nutrition 10V), using both in-person and  virtual education (on-line learning) methods. Other teaching may be assigned as needed by the department. They will also be expected to play a leadership role in the scholarship of teaching and learning, working with other faculty to develop, implement and assess new pedagogical initiatives. The appointee will participate in student advising.  The appointee will develop an educational research program which can be discipline-based or focused on pedagogy. The campus offers a variety of teaching resources such as the Center for Educational Effectiveness. Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. in nutrition or related disciplines, preferably with postgraduate experience. Other preferred qualifications include documented success in some or all of the following areas as related to foods, nutrition, health and scientific literacy: teaching large undergraduate classes, use of evidence-based teaching practices, use of modern instructional technology including on-line teaching and virtual modalities, ability to identify and develop effective teaching strategies for diverse student populations, conducting nutrition-related education research consistent with a successful discipline-based education research program. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Closing date: open until filled, but all application materials must be received by November 10, 2017 to be assured full consideration.  Applicants should submit materials online at: Please include your curriculum vitae, a description of your research background (not to exceed one page), teaching philosophy statement and description of current and proposed teaching and science education research and/or program development, including description of familiarity with on-line education strategies and tools (teaching related information not to exceed four pages), and a statement describing your past experience in and future plans for activities that promote diversity and inclusion. Applicants should provide the names and contact information of 4 references. For more information on this position, the department and UC Davis in general, please visit the following web site: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ or contact the search committee chair Dr. Patricia Oteiza at .

The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women and minorities. UC Davis is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Award for gender equity.