Lecturer - Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology - Rausser College of Natural Resources
The Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology (NST) in the Rausser 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 during the academic year and in the summer. 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 advanced 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 or prevention of disease conditions as well as food production and safety.
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. The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to the diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching.
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.
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.
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. Those interested in remaining in the pool after the final date will need to reapply.
UC Lecturers are academic appointees in an organized bargaining unit and are exclusively represented by the American Federation of Teachers - Unit 18.
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