Director of Training Activities - Sustainable Oceans National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program (Academic Coordinator)
Working Title: Director of Training Activities Funded by the National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) titled: Sustainable Oceans: From Policy to Science to Decisions. Payroll Title: Academic Coordinator
Academic Coordinators are appointees who administer programs that provide service closely related to the teaching and research mission of the University. The duties of an Academic Coordinator are primarily administrative. The Academic Coordinator oversees complex units with a substantial amount of independence and works closely or jointly with faculty.
This position requires coordination of an interdisciplinary training program in ocean and coastal resources. In this program, faculty will train doctoral students from UC Davis and master's students from campuses of the California State University system in interdisciplinary approaches to understanding natural and human impacts on marine ecosystems to ensure that the oceans continue to provide for generations to come. Collaborators include personnel from state and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, and CSU faculty. Specifically, the incumbent is expected to assist the principal investigators by:
Recruiting trainees, particularly students from underrepresented groups and resource dependent communities (which may include overnight travel);
Planning, organizing, and conducting annual base camps, field trips, research conferences, visiting scientist seminars, and other training program activities;
Assisting trainees with internship placements;
Maintaining the training program web site;
Providing continuity and program oversight by serving on committees that administer the training program;
Data collection and evaluation of the effectiveness of the training grant components;
Financial management and budget oversight;
Writing annual reports and press releases;
Attending the National Science Foundation's annual meeting for NRT Principal Investigators and coordinators.
The incumbent will assist faculty in designing and implementing curriculum for the three new NRT courses (marine science and policy, causal chain, and data-model integration). Activities could include curriculum development, guest lecturing, and coordinating lectures by faculty trainers. The incumbent will participate on committees at UC Davis.
This position requires a Master's degree in Ecology, Resource Economics, Marine Science, or a related field. Prior experience in planning and conducting research in coastal and ocean science and/or science education and professional experience or knowledge of the science-policy interface is desired. Incumbent must demonstrate willingness to understand the latest concepts in ocean and coastal management, and have a working knowledge of experimental design, statistical analysis, and data management. Demonstrated experience with preparing grant proposals is preferred. The incumbent will make periodic oral presentations to various public and professional groups about the Sustainable Oceans NRT, which may require overnight travel.
This is a 75% time position. Appointment will be to the Academic Coordinator series. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position is for four years with possible extension base on available funding and workload need.
ONLINE APPLICATION: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, one representative publication, statement of contributions to diversity, and a one page candidate statement describing: 1) how your training and research experience enable you to provide intellectual leadership of an interdisciplinary graduate program that prepares students to understand the science, policy, and politics surrounding management of coastal and marine systems; 2) your experience in coordinating programs that involve faculty, students, members of stakeholder groups, and staff from NGOs and agencies.
Submit all PDF format at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF02852 . Applicants should also provide the information requested for three references. Once entered, applicants will electronically request letters from referees who will then be prompted by email with upload instructions. Refer to the online instructions for further information. For full consideration, applications (including letters of reference) must be received by May 31, 2019. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the development of a climate that supports equality of opportunity and respect for diversity.
UC Davis is the home of the Aggies — go-getters, change makers and problem solvers who make their mark at one of the top public universities in the United States. Since we first opened in 1908, we’ve been known for standout academics, sustainability and Aggie Pride as well as valuing the Northern California lifestyle. These themes are woven into our 100-plus-year history and our reputation for solving problems related to food, health, the environment and society.Our 5,300-acre campus is in the city of Davis, a vibrant college town of about 68,000 located in Yolo County. The state capital is 20 minutes away, and world-class destinations such as the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and the Napa Valley are within a two-hour drive.