The Department of Nutrition in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis is recruiting an Assistant Professor of Clinical Nutrition with a preferred emphasis in human nutrition, health and dietetics. This is an academic year (9-month), tenure track, Assistant Professor position that includes the expectation of mission-oriented research and outreach relevant to the California Agricultural Experiment Station (AES).
The Department of Nutrition is seeking applicants that focus on mechanisms and biomarkers of human health and disease influenced by foods and food components. The successful candidate may have expertise in basic or applied nutrition research approaches, and must have a focus on metabolic and functional outcomes and application to human clinical nutrition. The individual will be expected to contribute to advancing science toward precision nutrition and to conduct or collaborate on human dietary interventions and clinical trials in a variety of physiologic conditions. This area of research is closely aligned with key departmental strengths. The department goal is to maintain and extend our high level research visibility and impact through cutting edge, solutions oriented basic and applied research. The candidate must be a Registered Dietitian and will contribute to the departmental strengths in dietetics education.
The successful candidate will coordinate with existing departmental colleagues who have expertise in cellular and integrative metabolism, nutri-omics, maternal, infant and child nutrition, mechanisms and models of development and of non-communicable chronic diseases such as cardiovascular, diabetes and cancer, and the nutrition of diverse populations in international and domestic settings.
The appointee is expected to establish a competitively funded research program in human nutrition to address critical or emerging societal issues in human health and disease. The appointee will be responsible for teaching two to three courses each year, contribute to curricular development, and provide undergraduate and graduate student advising and mentoring. The appointee will be expected to teach undergraduate courses: Nutrition 116BL (Practicum in Clinical Nutrition and Medical Nutrition Therapy) and Nutrition 111B (Recommendations and Standards in Nutrition). Graduate teaching is expected and will involve contributions to developing a Master’s level course(s) in clinical nutrition to support RD credentialing requirements for 2024. Participation in and development of public outreach and/or community engagement programs, and performance of departmental and university service is expected. This position is expected to work with Cooperative Extension specialists and advisors, partners in allied industries or other appropriate public stakeholders.
This recruitment is conducted at the assistant rank. The resulting hire will be at the assistant rank, regardless of the proposed appointee's qualifications. This is a tenure-track academic year (9-month) position.
Applicants should submit materials via the following website: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu. Additional inquiries should be directed to Dr. Carl L. Keen (Recruitment Advisory Committee Chair) Department of Nutrition, One Shields Avenue, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, (530)752-6331, email@example.com. The position will remain open until filled but to ensure consideration, applications should be received by November 26, 2018.
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• Basic Qualification: Ph.D. or equivalent in a field of Nutrition Science or closely related field • Post-doctoral experience preferred • Registered Dietitian (R.D.) required, and professional experience preferred • Evidence of leadership and organizational skills relevant to the development of a successful research, teaching and outreach program in the discipline of nutrition and dietetics • Evidence of scholarship during graduate and post-graduate activities • Demonstrated ability or potential to obtain extramural support for research activities • Interest, understanding, and commitment to contributing to diversity. Demonstrated ability to contribute to diversity and inclusion of groups that are underrepresented in the academy through extension education, research, and/or service would be a plus. o Statements of Contributions to Diversity will be assessed by their general quality and the candidates’ awareness of, contributions toward, and plans for future efforts related to diversity and inclusion. • Demonstrated ability or potential to develop and instruct undergraduate and graduate courses and to present information to scientific audiences • Willingness and interest to advise undergraduates • Demonstrated ability or potential and interest to mentor M.S. and Ph.D. students • Evidence of communication skills and collegiality consistent with effective departmental, campus and professional citizenship • Interest, understanding, and commitment to the objectives of a land-grant university and the Agricultural Experiment Station including mission-oriented research and a substantive outreach engagement programming.
The candidate should have the ability to develop and instruct undergraduate and graduate courses, contribute to the departmental strengths in dietetics education and the ability to develop and conduct extramurally funded research in nutrition.
Internal Number: JPF02458
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