Job Opportunities

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

  • Assistant Professor of Nutrition Science and Metabolic Regulation (JPF05353)
    The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by January 12, 2023.
    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 (

    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.

    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.

    Application materials must be submitted via the following website:

  • Academic Administrator in Maternal and Child Nutrition (JPF05313)

    Next review date: Wednesday, Jan 4, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
    Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

    Final date: Friday, Mar 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
    Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
    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. This position serves as Director of the UC Davis Human Lactation Center, a fully self-supporting research, training, and outreach center housed in the Department of Nutrition, and Director of the Master of Advanced Study in Maternal and Child Nutrition (MCN), a self-supporting departmental master's degree program. Responsibilities include teaching and scholarly research activities.


  • UCD Nutrition Department recruiting for Temporary Lecturer – Winter 2023 to teach Applications of Clinical Nutrition (JPF05364)
    Review of applications will begin in November 2022; open until filled.

    The Department of Nutrition is seeking part-time temporary Unit 18 Lecturer for Winter 2023 to teach Clinical Nutrition Practicum (NUT 116 BL). This 3.0 unit undergraduate course for clinical nutrition majors will be taught in-person winter quarter 2023 and is scheduled for Monday and Wednesday from 8:00-9:50am and on Friday from 11:00-11:50am. The course consists of lecture and in-class clinical laboratory/discussion exercises led by the lecturer (4 hours total on Mon & Wed) and 1 hour of TA-led discussion on Fridays. Through this course, students build skills in the fundamental principles of planning and evaluating therapeutic diets and patient education for pathological conditions. This course is a continuation of NUT 116AL. The student enrollment estimate is 65. The course follows a lecture/discussion format utilizing case studies and electronic health record simulations, with students evaluated based on homework assignments, case study and in-class exercises; two TAs are assigned to assist with grading.
    Qualification: Successful candidates for this position must have a MS or PhD in nutrition and RD credential required. Teaching experience desired. Clinical work experience desired.
    Applications: Applications should be submitted on-line at Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and cover letter.


  • 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))