Recruitment - Assistant/Associate Professor of Community and Global Nutrition

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The Department of Nutrition in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis is recruiting an Assistant/Associate Professor of Community and Global Nutrition with a preferred emphasis in Maternal and Child Nutrition. This is an academic year (9-month), Assistant/Associate Professor tenure-track position with teaching, research, outreach/engagement and service responsibilities and includes the expectation that the appointee will conduct mission-oriented research and outreach/engagement of relevance to California communities and stakeholders, and the land-grant mission ( ).


The Department of Nutrition is seeking applicants whose research focuses on reducing the high present and future disease burden caused by maternal and child malnutrition (both under- and over-nutrition). The appointee is expected to establish a competitively funded research program to address critical or emerging issues in community and global nutrition and focused on nutrition interventions and collaborative integrated approaches, translating findings from basic nutrition research into practical applications and policy, e.g. using systems biology approaches to understand heterogeneity in response to community and population-based interventions.

The appointee will be responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in the area of Community and Global Nutrition, such as nutritional assessment and community nutrition. Contributions to graduate courses are expected, such as International Nutrition and Field Research Methods. The candidate will participate in the interdepartmental Graduate Group in Nutritional Biology (GGNB) and be engaged in mentoring of graduate students, undergraduate student advising, and curricular development.

Contributions to the Program in Community and International Nutrition research unit are encouraged. Participation in and development of outreach/engagement programs, and performance of departmental and university service is expected. This position is expected to work with Cooperative Extension academics and appropriate stakeholders.


Ph.D. or equivalent degree in nutrition or a field related to Community and Global Nutrition (e.g. epidemiology, public health). Post-doctoral experience is strongly preferred. Evidence of research excellence is expected. Expertise in conducting community-based randomized intervention trials to reduce domestic and global health disparities in vulnerable populations is preferred. The candidate should also have prior field experience in low-income communities and demonstrated skill in epidemiology and statistics. The candidate should have the ability to develop and instruct undergraduate and graduate courses and the ability to develop and conduct extramurally funded research in nutrition.


Commensurate with experience within the Assistant/Associate Professor rank at the University of California.

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The mission of the Department of Nutrition at UC Davis ( focuses on the creation, development and distribution of basic and applied knowledge related to nutrition, with a scope extending from the molecular to the policy levels. Signature areas include cellular and integrative metabolism, developmental and life-span nutrition, and international and community nutrition with a focus on maternal and child health. Areas of programmatic focus are mechanisms and effects of foods and food components on health and disease risk, both chronic and acute; as well as implementation and evaluation of food-based interventions, education and their impact on individuals, society and policy.

The Davis campus of the University of California maintains state-of-the-art research facilities. The collegial nature of the faculty encourages and supports collaborative interactions that may cross departmental and/or college boundaries. The appointee will have access to wide-ranging infrastructure resources and many collaborative opportunities within the department and with colleagues in campus units such as the UC Health Systems (Medical and Public Health Sciences and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing), the MIND Institute, the UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and the USDA ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center.


Application materials must be submitted via the following website: The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by December 20, 2015.

Materials requested to 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 nutrition, and 7) the names, addresses, including e-mail, of four professional references.Optional material: Statement of Contributions of Diversity.

Additional inquiries should be directed to Professor Kathryn Dewey, Recruitment Advisory Committee Chair, Department of Nutrition, One Shields Avenue, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, (530) 752-0851, .

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.