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University of California Berkeley

University fo California at Berkeley

The Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a tenured Associate Professor or Full Professor nine-month faculty position, in the area of Metabolic Biology with an expected start date of July 01, 2019. Rank will be determined based on qualifications and experience.

We seek an individual who has developed a vigorous, independent, internationally recognized program investigating one or more areas of metabolic biology, broadly defined, including metabolic regulation, physiological chemistry, and nutrient functions and disorders. The appointee will benefit from access to Ph.D. students in multiple interdepartmental programs. The appointee will contribute to education undergraduates studying metabolic and nutritional biology, and/or molecular toxicology. Numerous opportunities exist for interactions and collaborations with colleagues at UC Berkeley and in the Bay Area.

The Berkeley campus 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 principles. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion at UC Berkeley. Financial and in- kind resources are available to pursue activities that help accelerate our efforts to achieve these goals.

The department 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.

Basic Qualifications (required at the 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:

  • Proven excellence in research in experimental biology, as demonstrated by a record of significant publications, secured outside funding, and received recognition as a leader in her/his field.

  • Demonstrated record of having developed an independent research program that is of high merit and impact for a successful associate or full professor.

  • Evidence of accomplishments as an experimental biology researcher at a private or public research institution.

  • Evidence of experience in graduate and undergraduate education and an excellent teaching service record

  • Demonstrated ability to contribute effectively to undergraduate and graduate teaching

  • Demonstrated ability to be a conscientious community member, with evidence of willingness to contribute to service in the Department and on campus.

  • Contributions that have promoted equal opportunity for diverse students or colleagues

To apply for consideration, please go to the following link:

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae (your most recently updated C.V.), cover letter, a statement describing current and proposed research, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and a statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (including your understanding of these topics, your record of activities, and your specific plans/ goals for advancing equity; see, and up to five publications.

Applicants should also provide names of three to five persons that may be contacted confidentially on behalf of the applicants. Letters of reference will be sought from finalists only, and we will seek your permission before doing so. All letters of recommendation 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 letters.

Applications must be received by February 25, 2019. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

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For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit:

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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