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Academic Administrator in Nutrition and Health Equity
University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources

Date Posted Jun. 9, 2023
Title Academic Administrator in Nutrition and Health Equity
University University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources
Davis, CA, United States
Department Nutrition
Application Deadline 12/31/2023
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
    Health Education & Promotion
    Community Health

Academic Administrator
Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis

Academic Administrator in Health Equity.

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 Nutrition and Health Equity. This is a fiscal year (12-month) position. This position serves as Director of the CalFresh Healthy Living (CFHL) Nutrition and Health Equity Initiative. This position is a collaboration between the UC Davis Nutrition Department and CFHL, UC which is related to the teaching, scholarship, and public service mission of the University. The Director will work directly with the CFHL, UC State Office and provide cross-organizational management and leadership, overseeing complex program relationships with all CFHL statewide implementing agencies, UC Cooperative Extension, contracted community-based organizations across the state, assigned staff, and partnering academics with a substantial amount of independence. The successful candidate will be expected to provide leadership for programmatic development and evaluation of health equity aspects within the CFHL program, content and impact.

Expected responsibilities include administration, teaching, scholarship, outreach, and service.
Administration/Management of Programs (70% FTE): The appointee will provide intellectual leadership and management of CFHL Health Equity Initiative resources in the roles of administrator and supervisor. They will oversee program planning, development, and evaluation; reporting to federal and state agencies; supervision of staff, and development of proposals for extramural funding.
Professional Competence/Activity (20% FTE): The appointee will demonstrate continuing professional growth and activity in their scholarly discipline (such as health equity, public health, community nutrition). They will provide intellectual leadership and participate in relevant professional societies and conferences.
University/Public Service (10% FTE): Participation in and governance of the CFHL Health Equity Program, performance of departmental and university service, and service in a liaison capacity with other public and private agencies is expected.

Ph.D. or equivalent degree in nutrition, public health or closely related field, with expertise in nutrition and health equity is required. Minimum of ten years of work or post-doctoral experience is preferred and experience managing public health programs, with a focus on nutrition education and physical activity. Evidence of leadership and administrative skills relevant to the independent management and direction of a complex program involving relationships between UC, statewide agencies and community-based organizations is expected. The candidate should have the ability to lead program planning, development and evaluation activities and have extensive knowledge and experience of federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) guidelines.

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 June 23, 2023.

Required application materials include: 1) curriculum vitae including publication list, 2) up to three publications, 3) statement of professional accomplishments, 4) Statement of Contributions to Diversity, and 5) the names, addresses, including e-mail, of four professional references. Additional inquiries should be directed to Kamaljeet Khaira, (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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