Company: University of California Davis
Position: Academic Administrator in Maternal and Child Nutrition
Location: Davis, CA
Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis

Description: The Department of Nutrition in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis is recruiting an Academic Administrator with an emphasis in Maternal and Child Nutrition. This is a fiscal year (12-month) position. This position serves as Director of the UC Davis Human Lactation Center, a fully self-supporting center housed in the Department of Nutrition, and Director of the Maternal and Child Nutrition self-supporting departmental master’s degree program. As Director of the master’s degree program, the individual will be expected to provide programmatic management, leadership, and vision as well as teach three of the courses. As Director of the Human Lactation Center, the successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded applied research, training, and outreach program focused on maternal and child nutrition, with emphases on human lactation and infant nutrition.

Expected responsibilities include administration, teaching, research, outreach, and service.

Administration/Management of Programs (55% FTE): The appointee will provide intellectual leadership and management of program resources in the roles of administrator and supervisor; they develop proposals for extramural funding and scholarly activities of the Lactation Center and are responsible for all facets of the graduate degree educational program and management of external accreditation efforts.

Professional Competence/Activity (40% FTE): The appointee will demonstrate continuing professional growth, teaching expertise and continued scholarly activity in their discipline. They will provide intellectual leadership and scholarship and participate in relevant professional societies and conferences

University/Public Service (5% FTE): Participation in and development of outreach/engagement programs, and performance of departmental and university service is expected.

Ph.D. or equivalent degree in nutrition or closely related field, with expertise in maternal and child nutrition, and IBCLC certification is required. Post-doctoral experience is preferred. Evidence of leadership, administrative skills, teaching, and research excellence is expected. The candidate should have the ability to develop and instruct graduate courses and the ability to
develop and conduct extramurally funded research in maternal and child nutrition.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application materials must be submitted via the following website: .
The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by January 4, 2023.
Required application materials include:
1) curriculum vitae including publication list,
2) up to three publications,
3) transcripts if the applicant is within five years of Ph.D. degree,
4) statement of research accomplishments,
5) statement of teaching accomplishments and philosophy,
6) statement of future research plans relevant to maternal and child nutrition,
7) Statement of Contributions to Diversity, and
8) the names, addresses, including e-mail, of four professional references..
Additional inquiries should be directed to Dr. Christine Stewart, Professor of Nutrition., Recruitment Advisory Committee Chair

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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 Cuauhtemoc 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.

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