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 Decisions. 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 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 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 representative 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 Opportunity/Affirmative 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 kmarti...@ucdavis.edu. E-mail questions about the Sustainable Oceans program to: Carole Hom, cl...@ucdavis.edu.