UC Davis is searching for a Director of Training Activities for the new 
Sustainable Oceans National 
Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program.

Working Title: Director of Training Activities Funded by the National Science 
Foundation Research 
Traineeship (NRT) titled: Sustainable Oceans: From Policy to Science to 

Payroll Title: Academic Administrator.  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.

Position description: This position requires administration 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 
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 
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 
Data collection and evaluation of the effectiveness of the training grant 
Financial management and budget oversight;
Writing annual reports and press releases;
Attending the National Science Foundation’s annual meeting for NRT Principal 
Investigators and 

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 Ph.D. degree in Ecology, Resource Economics, Marine 
Science/Policy, or a 
related field, and prior experience in planning and conducting research in 
coastal and ocean science 
and/or science education. Professional experience or knowledge of the 
science-policy interface is 
desired. Incumbent must demonstrate willingness to understand the latest 
concepts and techniques in 
ecosystem-based fisheries management, and have a working knowledge of 
experimental design, 
statistical analysis, data management, and decision-making under uncertainty. 
Incumbent must have 
demonstrated experience in publishing original research in coastal and ocean 
science and/or related 
fields, and in preparing grant proposals. 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 with a targeted start date of June 1, 2018. The 
position is for five years with 
possible extension based on available funding and workload need.

ONLINE APPLICATION: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, one 
publication, statement on 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 in PDF format at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02044. 
Applicants should also provide 
the information requested for three referees. Once entered, applicants will 
electronically request letters 
from referees who will then be prompted by email with upload instructions. 
Refer to the on-line 
instructions for further information. For full consideration, applications 
(including letters of reference) 
must be received by March 12, 2018. The University of California is an Equal 
Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the development of a 
climate that supports 
equality of opportunity and respect for diversity.

E-mail admin questions to Carla Munoz camu...@ucdavis.edu or Korie Martinez 
E-mail questions about the Sustainable Oceans program to: Carole Hom, 

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