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Assistant Professor - Nutrient Signaling - Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Unversity of California, Berkeley
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Dec 15, 2023

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Assistant Professor - Nutrient Signaling - Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Position overview Position title: Assistant Professor
Salary range: The posted UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See the following table(s) for the current salary scale(s) for this position: The current base salary range for this position is $74,600-$97,200. "Off-scale salaries" and other components of pay, which would yield compensation that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

Anticipated start: July 01, 2024

Application Window
Open date: October 24, 2023

Next review date: Monday, Dec 11, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Dec 11, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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.

Position description

The Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor faculty position, in the broadly defined area of Nutrient Signaling.

We seek an individual who has developed a vigorous research program investigating one or more areas of Nutrient Signaling/Metabolic Biology, including, but not limited to: integration of complex metabolic and signaling networks; nutrient/metabolite functions and sensing; regulation of metabolic fluxes; and molecular basis of metabolic disorders.

The Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology at the University of California, Berkeley offers a highly interactive environment with world-class research being conducted in a wide range of areas in Metabolic and Nutritional Biology. The appointee will benefit from access to PhD students in multiple interdepartmental programs and state-of-the-art core facilities and centers on campus. The appointee will contribute to the undergraduate education of students studying metabolic and nutritional biology. Numerous opportunities exist for interactions and collaborations with colleagues at UC Berkeley and in the Bay Area.

The Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology values diversity, equity and inclusion as exemplified by the following principles of community: we recognize the intrinsic relationship between diversity and excellence in all our endeavors; we embrace open and equitable access to opportunities for learning and development as our obligation and goal. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Financial and in-kind resources are available to pursue activities that help accelerate our efforts to achieve our equity and inclusion goals.

The Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit:

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. Consistent with this commitment, UC Berkeley requires all applicants for Senate faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload an Authorization of Information Release form into AP Recruit as part of their application. If an applicant does not include the signed authorization, the application will be considered incomplete, and as with any incomplete application, will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, applicants will only be subject to reference checks if and when they are selected as the candidate to whom the hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer. More information is available on this website


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
All applicants must have a PhD (or equivalent international degree) or M.D. (or equivalent international degree) at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications
  • A documented record of high-quality work in Metabolic Biology and/or Nutrient Signaling, as well as willingness to participate in teaching and service at the University.
  • Proven research excellence in Metabolic Biology and/or Nutrient Signaling, as demonstrated by a record of significant, impactful, and innovative publications.
  • Evidence of research and expertise at the interface between Human Health and Metabolic Biology.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop an independent research program.
  • Current research plans that have the potential to result in a program of high merit and impact as an Assistant Professor.
  • Evidence of ability to contribute effectively to undergraduate and graduate teaching in a setting such as UC Berkeley.
  • Demonstrated ability to be a conscientious community member, with evidence of willingness to contribute to service in the Department, the Center and on campus.
  • Contributions that have promoted equal opportunity for diverse students or colleagues.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research - statement describing your current and proposed research
  • Statement of Teaching and Service - statement of teaching and service describing prior teaching experience, teaching philosophy, and future teaching interests. In addition, a description of prior and proposed academic, professional and/or community service experience.
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to
  • Authorization to Release Information Form - A reference check will be completed only if you are selected as the candidate to whom the hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer. Download, complete, sign, and upload the Authorization to Release Information form
  • Copy of Publication 1 - copy of a publication such as journal articles, book chapters, dissertation chapters or other products
  • Copy of Publication 2 - copy of a publication such as journal articles, book chapters, dissertation chapters or other products
  • Copy of Publication 3 - copy of a publication such as journal articles, book chapters, dissertation chapters or other products

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

References will only be contacted for those candidates under serious consideration.
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About UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The excellence of the institution requires an environment in which the diverse community of faculty, students, and staff are welcome and included. Successful candidates will demonstrate knowledge and skill related to ensuring equity and inclusion in the activities of their academic position (e.g., teaching, research, and service, as applicable).

The University of California, Berkeley 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:

In searches when letters of reference are required 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 letter.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

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