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UCLA Food, Law and Policy Executive Director

2013 February 3
by Paul Mabrey


Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy

at UCLA School of Law

The UCLA School of Law is seeking a highly energetic, experienced individual to be the Executive Director of a newly-established Program for the study and practice of food law and policy located at the UCLA School of Law.  The Program is designed to bring world class policy analysis, research, and educational opportunities in food law and policy to UCLA Law School, the campus, the broader community of Southern California, the nation and the world.

The Executive Director will plan and oversee all aspects of the Program, which are designed to support and expand research, policy analysis, and teaching (including clinical teaching) about food law and policy at UCLA School of Law. The Executive Director will help to develop the food law and policy curriculum, including substantive courses, clinical classes and externships.  The Executive Director will also supervise fellows, policy consultants, research assistants, student interns, and volunteers; engage in fundraising; and organize symposia and other academic programs related to the advancement of food law and policy. The Executive Director will work closely with the members of the food law faculty, and the advisory board of the Program to advance the Program’s goals.

Minimum requirements include an excellent academic record; a J.D., M.B.A. or equivalent advanced degree from a U.S. school; at least five years of successful food law and policy practice or experience; demonstrated management, administrative and organizational skills, with successful prior experience in fundraising or coordinating scholarly or professional conferences preferred; prior successful teaching experience and a record of publications concerning food law and policy topics preferred; a strong record of established relationships with other food law and policy professionals and with professional organizations preferred.

The salary and level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  This is a non-tenure track, academic position.

Confidential review of applications, nominations and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made.  Please send a resume, cover letter, and the names and addresses for at least two professional references to the attention of:

Edna Sasis, Office of the Dean, UCLA School of Law,

405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476.

Email applications may be sent to

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