Assistant or Associate Cooperative Extension Specialist - Nutritional Sciences - Nutritional Science

Berkeley, California (US)
August 21 2018
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The Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for an Assistant or Associate Cooperative Extension (CE) Specialist in Nutritional Sciences. This position is a full time, career-track appointment with an expected start date of July 01, 2019, but is flexible. Appointment rank will depend on qualifications and experience of the candidate.

The CE specialist should develop a research and extension program in nutritional sciences, such as experimental nutrition, dietetics, and/or public health nutrition, at the regional level and statewide. We seek candidates who could translate, collaborate and disseminate ongoing research in the department to the public. The CE Specialist is expected to carry out the mission of the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, which is to serve California through the creation, development and application of knowledge in agriculture, natural and human resources. Opportunities exist for collaborations with existing centers including the recently restructured Atkins Center.


Basic qualifications (at time of application): Advanced degree or enrolled in advanced degree program at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (by start date): A Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree), or M.D. (or equivalent international degree), or M.S. (or equivalent international degree) with R.D. is required by the start date.

Preferred qualifications: Research and public outreach efforts of the candidate should focus on metabolic health, the prevention of obesity and its associated diseases such as type 2 diabetes. Candidate should have training and background in nutrition, such as experimental nutrition, dietetics, and/or public health nutrition.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

To apply, please go to the following link:

Applicants should submit their most recently updated C.V., research statement, and copies of 1-3 publications. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted via this web portal at the time of application. It is optional to include a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. 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 found at: prior to submitting their letters.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply with all materials (including letters of reference) by September 17, 2018; the position will remain open until filled.

Please direct questions to Nicole Lowy, at

The Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work. 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.

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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