Lecturer - Dietetics - Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California (US)
August 25 2017
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Lecturer - Dietetics - Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

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, 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. Those with a background in food science and food service management 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
  • Management of laboratory space, if teaching a course with a lab
  • 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

Qualifications: 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.


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

Preferred Qualifications: 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.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience (starting annual, full-time salary is $52,099). Some credit will be given to prior college-level teaching experience (not including graduate student or summer session teaching).

To apply, please go to: http://apptrkr.com/1073569

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 (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) 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 nstsearch@berkeley.edu. Additional information on the Department and campus can be found at http://nst.berkeley.edu and http://berkeley.edu.

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: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.