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University of California, Davis

Location: DavisCA 95616 Document ID: AB236-1L9M Posted on: 2017-06-1906/19/2017 Job Type: Regular

Job Schedule:Full-time

Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of California Davis, Department of Plant Sciences

Open Position: Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment, International Agricultural Development

The Department of ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Plant Sciences invites applications for a full-time Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE), comparable to a tenure-track assistant professor appointment. LPSOE faculty are Academic Senate faculty members whose expertise and responsibilities center on undergraduate and graduate education, and scholarly analysis/improvement of teaching methods. The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching both lower and upper division undergraduate and graduate International Agricultural Development courses (IAD 103, 170, 200, 203). We seek applications from candidates with expertise in the history, theory and practice of international agricultural development and familiarity with the principles of project development, planning, monitoring and evaluation as applied to agricultural development.They will also be expected to play a leadership role in the scholarship of teaching and learning, working with other faculty to develop, implement and assess new pedagogical initiatives. Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. in a field related to International Agricultural Development, preferably with postgraduate experience. The applicant will also be expected to play a leadership role in the scholarship of teaching and learning, providing academic advising, working with other faculty and graduate students to develop, implement, and assess new curricula and pedagogical initiatives. Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. in a related discipline, preferably with teaching experience and direct experience with international development organizations. Other preferred qualifications include documented success in some or all of the following areas as related to instruction relevant to international agricultural development: teaching graduate and undergraduate classes, use of evidence based teaching practices, use of modern instructional technology potentially, ability to identify and develop effective teaching strategies for diverse student populations. Candidate must be willing to mentor undergraduate and graduate students. The appointee will have access to departmental facilities for research and teaching and will be encouraged to obtain extramural funds to support research. The appointee will also be expected to demonstrate continued professional growth and contribute to the university mission through service activities. Examples of professional growth may involve some or all of the following professional contributions and attainments: (i) research and publication in the candidate’s subject-matter discipline, (ii) pedagogical or curricular innovation, (iii) research and publication on pedagogy, (iv) professional activity in professional organizations, and (v) academic leadership within the University beyond normal service obligations.

Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Closing date: open until filled, but all application materials must be received by August 1, 2017 to be assured full consideration.  Applicants should submit materials online at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01675       

The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women and minorities. UC Davis is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Award for gender equity.






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