Open date: October 24, 2022
Next review date: Wednesday, Jan 4, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Friday, Mar 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
NATURE AND PURPOSE
Academic Administrators are appointees who administer programs that provide service closely related to the teaching and research mission of the University. The duties of an Academic Administrator are largely administrative, although teaching and research responsibilities may be assigned. The Academic Administrator oversees complex units with a substantial amount of independence and works closely or jointly with faculty. This position serves as Director of the UC Davis Human Lactation Center, a fully self-supporting research, training, and outreach center housed in the Department of Nutrition, and Director of the Master of Advanced Study in Maternal and Child Nutrition (MCN), a self-supporting departmental master’s degree program. Responsibilities include teaching and scholarly research activities.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DESIGNATED AREAS OF EXPERTISE
I. ADMINISTRATION/MANAGEMENT OF PROGRAMS (55%)
This position serves as the director of the Master of Advanced Study in Maternal and Child Nutrition self-supporting degree program and provides intellectual leadership and management of program resources. Working with the Maternal and Child Nutrition graduate program chair, the program director provides leadership for all facets of the program and is responsible for the quality and consistency of the program including development, coordination, and oversight of the overall curriculum, classes, and instruction, program planning, management of day-to-day operations including supervision of program staff, coordination of committees and meetings, student advising, oversight of student capstone projects, budgeting and expenditures, management of external accreditation efforts, and communicating with the program chair. (40%)
This position also is responsible coordinating the activities of faculty and academic staff associated with the UC Davis Human Lactation Center and associated scholarly research. These activities include development of proposals for extramural funding; planning, developing, and evaluating center-based programs; management of program resources and budgeting; hiring and supervising personnel; and overall contract and project management. The incumbent shall provide intellectual leadership and scholarship in the roles of administrator and supervisor. (15%)
II. PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE AND ACTIVITY (40%)
The incumbent must show evidence of 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.
This position will participate in the ongoing instruction for the Master of Advanced Studies in Maternal and Child Nutrition (MCN) Program. Specifically, the incumbent will serve as the instructor of record for three of the program’s courses, help facilitate student seminars, and provide occasional lectures in other courses in the MCN program and the department.
Contracts and Research (10%)
This position is responsible for generation and coordination of funding in for the UC Davis Human Lactation Center and for their scholarly research program, including the development of proposals for extramural funding and other fundraising efforts. This may include research studies, contracts, and agreements for education and evaluation projects in maternal and child nutrition. These activities may include planning and participating in continuing education programs for health professionals and academic outreach programs. The incumbent must demonstrate achievements and leadership for their scholarly research, such as publications and other creative efforts. The incumbent also will be responsible for developing links as needed between the Department of Nutrition and other units on campus, such as the School of Medicine.
Ill. UNIVERSITY AND PUBLIC SERVICE (5%)
The incumbent will participate in the governance of the MCN, Nutrition department and university through appropriate roles such as participation in committees and policy formulation. They may provide presentations or service in a liaison capacity with community groups, public, governmental and private agencies.
Ph.D. or equivalent degree in nutrition or closely related field, with expertise in Maternal and Child Nutrition; IBCLC certification required
• 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.
• Post-doctoral experience preferred
• Evidence of teaching, leadership, and administrative skills relevant to the independent management and direction of a graduate degree program and a lactation research and outreach center; ability to maintain a successful research, teaching, and outreach program in the discipline of Maternal and Child Nutrition
• 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 education, research, and/or service would be a plus.
• Demonstrated ability or potential to develop and instruct graduate courses and to present information to scientific audiences
• Demonstrated ability or potential and interest to mentor and advise M.S. students
• Evidence of communication skills and collegiality consistent with effective departmental, campus and professional citizenship
Curriculum Vitae including Publication List - Your most recently updated C.V. with publication list.
Statement of Research Accomplishments
Statement of Teaching Accomplishments and Philosophy
Statement of future research plans relevant to maternal and child nutrition
Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.
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