Nutrition Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment Position

Job #JPF01776

Recruitment Period

Open date: August 9th, 2017

Next review date: November 10th, 2017
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: June 30th, 2018
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.


The Department of Nutrition invites applications for a full-time Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE), comparable to a tenure-track assistant professor appointment. LPSOE faculty are Academic Senate faculty members whose expertise and responsibilities center on undergraduate education, and scholarly analysis/improvement of teaching methods. We are seeking a dynamic educator to join a thriving department with diverse student population. The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching two high enrollment lower division undergraduate Introductory Nutrition lecture courses each quarter (Nutrition 10 and Nutrition 10V), using both in-person and  virtual education (on-line learning) methods. Other teaching may be assigned as needed by the department. They will also be expected to play a leadership role in the scholarship of teaching and learning, working with other faculty to develop, implement and assess new pedagogical initiatives. The appointee will participate in student advising.  The appointee will develop an educational research program which can be discipline-based or focused on pedagogy. The campus offers a variety of teaching resources such as the Center for Educational Effectiveness. Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. in nutrition or related disciplines, preferably with postgraduate experience. Other preferred qualifications include documented success in some or all of the following areas as related to foods, nutrition, health and scientific literacy: teaching large undergraduate classes, use of evidence-based teaching practices, use of modern instructional technology including on-line teaching and virtual modalities, ability to identify and develop effective teaching strategies for diverse student populations, conducting nutrition-related education research consistent with a successful discipline-based education research program. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Closing date: open until filled, but all application materials must be received by November 10, 2017 to be assured full consideration.  Applicants should submit materials online at: Please include your curriculum vitae, a description of your research background (not to exceed one page), teaching philosophy statement and description of current and proposed teaching and science education research and/or program development, including description of familiarity with on-line education strategies and tools (teaching related information not to exceed four pages), and a statement describing your past experience in and future plans for activities that promote diversity and inclusion. Applicants should provide the names and contact information of 4 references. For more information on this position, the department and UC Davis in general, please visit the following web site: or contact the search committee chair Dr. Patricia Oteiza at .

The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women and minorities. UC Davis is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Award for gender equity.

UC Davis supports Family-friendly recruitments. UC Davis covers travel expenses for a second person to accompany an invited faculty recruitment candidate who is a mother (or single parent of either gender) of a breast or bottle-feeding child less than two years of age.

UC Davis recognizes the necessity of supporting faculty with efforts to integrate work, family and other work‐ life considerations. To recruit and retain the best faculty, the campus sponsors a Work Life Program that provides programs and services that support faculty as they strive to honor their commitments to work, home and community.

UC Davis was ranked #1 in 2016 on Forbes Magazine list of the 13 most important STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) universities for women, and is expecting to earn the U.S. Department of Education’s “Hispanic Serving Institution” designation by 2018-2019.  Davis celebrates the multi-cultural diversity of its student body by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for students through such organizations and programs as the Center for African Diaspora Student Success; the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual Resource Center; Casa Cuauhtémoc Chicano-Latino Theme House; Asian Pacific American Theme House; ME/SA (Middle astern/South Asian) living-learning community; Multi- Ethnic Program (MEP); Chicano/Latino Retention Initiative; and Native American Theme Program.

The UC Davis Partner Opportunities Program (POP) is a service designed to support departments and deans’ offices in the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty. Eligibility for POP services is limited to full-time Academic Senate Ladder Rank faculty (including Lecturers with Security of Employment (LSOE), Lecturers with Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE) Senior Lecturer with Security of Employment (SLPSOE)), and Cooperative Extension Specialists.

UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any property owned or leased by UC Davis-- indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

Job location

Davis, CA



  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Research - description of your research background (not to exceed one page)
  • Statement of Teaching - teaching philosophy & description of current and proposed teaching and science education research &/or program development, including description of familiarity with on-line educ. strategies and tools (teaching related info not to exceed 4 pages)
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Describe your past experience in & future plans for activities that promote diversity and inclusion. See for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.
  • Cover Letter (Optional)


4 references required (contact information only)

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