Position Summary

Position Description

Assistant Professor of Nutrition Science and Metabolic Regulation

Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis

 

As part of UC Davis’ commitment to hire leading research faculty with an outstanding commitment to teaching, research and service that will promote the success of historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities and address the needs of our increasingly diverse state and student population, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, at the University of California announces an Assistant Professor faculty position (9-month in the Department of Nutrition). Applications are encouraged from candidates with a strong background in any current or emerging area that will fit within our department’s disciplinary focus in Nutritional Biology, Metabolic Regulation and Precision Nutrition.

 

As one of the country’s leading R1 institutions, UC Davis seeks candidates with exceptional record of and potential for research, teaching, and inclusive excellence. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the barriers preventing full participation of members from historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities in higher education, such as (but not limited to) women, underrepresented minorities, individuals self-identifying as LGBTQIA+, veterans, individuals with disabilities, economically disadvantaged groups, first-generation, undocumented students, or students with any intersections in between. Successful candidates will help advance UC Davis’ strategic goal of improving access and building an inclusive community for all marginalized populations. The successful candidate also will have an accomplished track record (calibrated to career stage) of teaching, research, or service activities addressing the needs of underrepresented minorities, and a clearly articulated vision of how their work at UC Davis will continue to contribute to the University’s mission of serving the needs of our diverse state and student population. Applicants’ track record of engagement and activity related to diversity, equal opportunity, and inclusion as well as their plans for future engagement will be a significant part of the overall evaluation of the candidate’s qualifications for a faculty appointment.

 

This is an academic year (9-month), Assistant 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 the California Agricultural Experiment Station (https://caes.ucdavis.edu/research/aes).

 

Responsibilities:

The Department of Nutrition is seeking applicants with a strong focus on regulation of human metabolism, identifying sources of variability, and precision nutrition for health. The appointee is expected to establish a competitively extramural funded research program to address critical or emerging issues in cellular signaling and regulation of metabolic pathways using animal or in vitro models, or clinical trials, and effectively utilizing multiomic data sets. The appointee is expected to possess a strong nutrition science background with disciplinary expertise in metabolism, innovative biochemistry approaches, and in applying systems biology and data analytic tools to understanding metabolism and responses to foods, food components and diet patterns. The appointee will be responsible for teaching two to three undergraduate and graduate courses each year, contribute to curricular development, and provide undergraduate and graduate student advising and mentoring. The appointee will teach an undergraduate course on Metabolic Regulation for Precision Health (NUT 198) and the required graduate course Advanced Nutrition III: Nutrition in Health and Disease (NUB 210C), and contribute to other course modules as appropriate. Participation in and development of outreach/engagement programs, and performance of departmental and university service is expected. This position is expected to collaborate with extension educators and relevant stakeholders.

 

Qualifications:

Ph.D. or equivalent degree in nutrition or closely related field (degree must be awarded by start of appointment). Post-doctoral experience is preferred. Evidence of research excellence is expected. 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.

 

Salary:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

Applications:

Application materials must be submitted via the following website: https://apptrkr.com/3664871 . The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by January 12, 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 nutrition and metabolic regulation, 7) statement of contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and 8) the names, addresses, including e-mail, of four professional references and 9)an https://aadocs.ucdavis.edu/your-resources/forms-and-checklists/forms/ARF.pdf. Additional inquiries should be directed to Dr. Angela Zivkovic (amzivkovic@ucdavis.edu).

 

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC Davis conducts a reference check on all first-choice candidates for Academic Senate Assistant Professor or Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment, Steps 4, 5, or 6, or Acting Professor of Law positions. The reference check involves contacting the administration of the applicant’s previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Davis requires all applicants for any open search for assistant professor to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If an applicant does not include the signed authorization with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete, and as with any incomplete application, will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists considered for Academic Senate Assistant Professor or Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment, Steps 4, 5, or 6, or Acting Professor of Law positions will be subject to reference checks.

 

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.