Assistant or Associate Specialist
Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology
The Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology, the University of California at Berkeley, seeks an Assistant or Associate Specialist (eleven-month tenure-track) in Cooperative Extension (CE), starting as early as July 1, 2011.
We expect the appointee to conduct research and coordinate public outreach to address practical problems with respect to obesity and associated diseases. We seek a candidate with leadership skills and ability to quickly assume a leadership role in the Atkins Center for Weight and Health, and to serve as the University of California’s Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) Associate Director of Research/Nutrition, working with UC ANR’s Statewide Director for Youth, Families and Communities to coordinate statewide nutrition education and research activities. Applicants should have a bioscience Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree, with training and experience in nutrition related fields, such as, but not limited to, dietetics, community nutrition and/or public health nutrition. Moreover, we are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their research and service. The appointee will have opportunity to participate in educating undergraduates. CE Specialists are part of a statewide network of some 400 academic staff dedicated to the creation, development and application of knowledge in agricultural, natural and human resources. They conduct extension education programs and applied research in collaboration with a wide variety of rural and urban groups. Their work both serves and draws upon community organizations, agricultural producers and their trade associations, other resource users and managers, and public agency officials at the local, state, and federal levels.
Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, a statement of current and proposed research, copies of publications, and the names and addresses of at least three references. Applicants should have their referees send references to us directly, and should refer their referees to the UC Berkeley Statement of Confidentiality at: http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html. Applications should be submitted via http://ecnr.berkeley.edu:80/sReg.php?i=190 or to NSTsearch@berkeley.edu (electronic submissions strongly preferred) or to Search Committee Chair, Department of Nutritional Sciences & Toxicology, 119 Morgan Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-3104. Consideration of applications will begin on March 21, 2011. The closing date for this search is: May 09, 2011. The University of California is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.
Please refer to the University's statement on confidentiality. Minorities and women encouraged to apply. University of California is an EOE/AAE.