Job Opportunities

The UC Davis Nutrition Department is recruiting for the following positions:

  • Temporary Unit 18 Lecturer - NUT 119A Fall 2022 (JPF05200)
    Priority deadline is Sept 8, 2022 (apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee). Applications will continue to be accepted until Feb 28, 2023, but those received after the Sept 8, 2022 review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
    The Department of Nutrition is seeking part-time temporary Unit 18 Lecturer(s) for Fall 2022 to teach Global Nutrition (NUT 119A). This 3.0 unit undergraduate course will be taught in-person Fall 2022 and is scheduled for Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:00-11:50 am. Through this course, students build on their general nutrition foundation to understand: the global distribution, etiology and consequences of nutrition problems, ranging from undernutrition and food insecurity to overweight and associated chronic diseases; underlying social, environmental, and behavioral factors that contribute to malnutrition; and strategies to improve nutritional status, with emphasis on low- and middle-income countries. The course follows a lecture/discussion format, with students evaluated based on homework assignments and in-class exercises, midterm and final exams, and a writing assignment; a TA is assigned to assist with grading.
    Successful candidates for this position must have a PhD in nutrition or closely related field, knowledge and interest in the topic of global nutrition, and evidence of teaching experience in nutrition and related fields. Applicants should apply by the initial review date (September 8, 2022) for full consideration.

 

  • Assistant Professor of Cooperative Extension, Nutrition and Healthy Equity
    Priority deadline is Oct 17, 2022 (apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee). Applications will continue to be accepted until Jan 13, 2023, but those received after the Oct 17, 2022 review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
    The Department of Nutrition, internationally recognized as a premier center of excellence in research, teaching, and extension, is seeking applications for a Professor of Cooperative Extension (CE) to join the faculty at the Assistant rank in the field of nutrition and community health equity. This is a full time, careertrack position. Professors of CE have many of the same career opportunities and rights and privileges as faculty in the professorial ranks but do not have classroom teaching responsibilities, freeing them to do extension education and applied research with partners throughout California. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct original applied research resulting in information that can be applied toward nutrition and health equity at the family and community level with an emphasis on chronic disease risk reduction and community public health resilience, and to develop an extension education and outreach program that extends information to diverse clientele groups (e.g., individuals, families and communities) with emphasis on those at highest risk of food insecurity, diet-related chronic diseases and obesity, including under-represented groups

 

  • UC Davis Nutrition Department Teaching Assistant and Graduate Reader Application (2022-23)
    Priority deadline is May 15th, 2022, but applications will continue to be reviewed on a space available basis.
    Must be full-time enrolled UC Davis graduate students. 
    Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. 
    Good academic standing; not on Academic Probation. 
    May work 15 academic quarters in teaching titles.   Student employment is limited to 50% time during the academic quarter. On a case-by-case basis US Citizen and permanent resident students may work up to a maximum of 75% during the academic quarter without an exception. Students may work more than half time between quarters (including summer) without an exception. 

    Must provide evidence of employment eligibility (US Citizen, lawful Permanent Resident, eligible Visa status (J1, F1), Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA))

 

  • Assistant Specialist in Cooperative Extension – Community Nutrition
    Priority deadline is Dec 1st, 2021 (apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee).  Applications will continue to be accepted until Apr 30th, 2022, but those received after the Dec 1st, 2021 review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
    The Department of Nutrition, internationally recognized as a premier center of excellence in research, teaching, and extension, is seeking applications for a Specialist in Cooperative Extension (CE) to join the faculty at the Assistant rank in the field of community nutrition. The mission of the Department of Nutrition is to develop and disseminate comprehensive basic and applied knowledge regarding nutritional biology and the translation to improving human health, and to implement and evaluate nutrition interventions and programs for their impact on individuals, society and policy. A Specialist in Cooperative Extension (CE) is being recruited to conduct original applied research using innovative approaches and new technologies resulting in information that can be applied toward improving the lives of Californians with emphasis on those at highest risk of food insecurity, diet-related chronic diseases and obesity; and to develop an extension education and outreach program that extends information to toward various clientele (e.g., individuals of all ages, families and communities) including under-represented groups. The successful candidate will bring visibility and leadership to campus- and county-based CE academics and other researchers and educators involved in the study of community-based nutrition programs, policy-systems-environment change approaches, and innovative solutions for food-related challenges affecting diverse Californians. Research and extension outreach activities will be closely integrated with UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR), including county-based CE academics and clientele as well as campus-based CE and ladder rank faculty.