Lecturer in Human Ecology

University of California Davis Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

2022-2023 Lecturer for Department of Human Ecology, Human Development & Family Studies

Job #JPF04673
  • HUMAN ECOLOGY / Agricultural and Environmental Sciences / UC Davis

Application Window

Open date: February 10th, 2022

Next review date: Thursday, Mar 10, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Feb 10, 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.

Position description

Position Description
Temporary positions are anticipated for instructors to teach courses in areas such as human sexuality; infancy and early childhood; middle childhood and adolescence; adulthood and aging; research methods; health & well-being, and children and families.

A list of the courses that may be available during 2022-2023 academic year is included. It is possible that courses may be added to or deleted from this list as the year progresses.

Courses in Human Development and Family Studies expected to be taught in the 2022-2023 academic year pending availability of funding:

HDE 12 Human Sexuality
HDE 100A Infancy & Early Childhood
HDE 100B Middle Childhood & Adolescence
HDE 100C Adulthood & Aging
HDE 101 Cognitive Development
HDE 102 Social & Personality Development
HDE 104 Children in Families, Schools, Communities
HDE 110 Families in Communities
HDE 111 Family Stress & Resilience
HDE 112 Social Relationships Across the Lifespan
HDE 120 Research Methods in HDE
HDE 130 Developmental Psychopathology
HDE 131 Thriving Across the Lifespan
HDE 133 Stress, Adversity & Resilience
HDE 134 Disparities & Inequalities in Health & Wellbeing
HDE 135 Health Behaviors Across the Lifespan
HDE 137 Contextual Determinants of Health
HDE 141 Field Study With Children & Adolescents
HDE 142 Field Study with Emotionally Distressed Children & Adolescents
HDE 143 Field Studies of the Elderly
HDE 160 Social Aspects of Aging
HDE 161 Technology Use, Health, & Aging
HDE 163 Cognitive Neuropsychology in Adulthood & Aging

See http://catalog.ucdavis.edu/ for brief course descriptions.

Appointment Dates
Several appointments are made each year. The number of courses assigned for each appointment may vary depending on type of course and percentage of appointment. Service dates are:
Fall Quarter 2022: September 19 - December 9
Winter Quarter 2023: January 6 – March 24
Spring Quarter 2023: March 30 – June 15

Reappointment is possible upon demonstrated competence and based on established criteria.

Duties and Responsibilities
Teach one or more lecture courses in the human development major. Teaching may also involve special observational projects or guest speakers.

General Information
The Department of Human Ecology, Unit of Human Development and Family Studies, University of California, Davis, offers an undergraduate major leading to the Bachelor of Science degree and two undergraduate minor programs: Human Development and Adult Development and Aging. The major includes more than 830 undergraduate students of all levels (freshman through senior).
Temporary lecturers are selected to fill specialized positions which require their professional and academic expertise and to fill teaching needs occasioned by sabbatical leaves or leaves of absence of regular faculty as well as teaching needs which simply cannot be met by the current number of regular faculty. In any given year, open positions and requirements for individuals to fill them will vary.
The Davis campus, third oldest in the ten-campus University of California system, offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The city of Davis is a progressive university town of 65,622 located in the Sacramento Valley, 72 miles northeast of San Francisco and 15 miles west of Sacramento, California’s capital.

Salary and Appointment Level
Commensurate with experience and course assignment.

Review of applications will begin in March 2022; open until filled. Interested persons should upload a current curriculum vitae, three reference letters, identify the courses which they are interested in teaching, submit reprints or other examples of their scholarly or professional attainments, statement of teaching, student evaluations, and statement of contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion to https://recruit.ucdavis.edu. Criteria for appointment will be evidence of teaching excellence (or, for first time, relatively inexperienced candidates, the potential for excellence) in terms of (a) rigorous and intellectually challenging course content, and (b) the ability to present that material effectively, i.e., stimulating interest in and critical thought regarding the subject matter.

The University of California, Davis, and the Department of Human Ecology are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. These positions are covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to Everett Wilson, AA/EEO Coordinator, Office of the Provost, 536 Mrak Hall, 530-752-7154 or FAX 530-752-6359. – need to ask HR to update this information


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• Appropriate professional degree, minimum requirement is Masters at time of appointment in in psychology, human development, or equivalent discipline

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

• Evidence of teaching excellence or potential for excellence; and
• A developing record of scholarly or professional achievement in an area of expertise related to a subject area described in this announcement.

Preferred qualifications

• Ph.D. is preferred, e.g., in psychology, human development, or equivalent discipline

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • List of Courses - Please submit a list of courses you would be interested in teaching.
  • Reprints or other Examples of Scholarly or Professional Attainments.
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Student Evaluations - Please provide copies of student evaluations from previous teaching experiences. (Example: teaching assistant, associate instructor, and lecturer).
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.
  • Cover Letter (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required
Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04673

Help contact: srjmitchell@ucdavis.edu

Campus Information

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals’ with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UC Davis positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available at: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify

The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) is committed to inclusive excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. UC Davis celebrates the multi-cultural diversity of its community by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment demonstrated through a variety of resources and programs available to academics, staff, and students. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values of UC Davis that are embedded within our Principles of Community and are tied with how to best serve our student population. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can best be fully realized by members of our academic community who share our commitment to these values, which are included in our Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Vision, our strategic plan: “To Boldly Go,” our Principles of Community, the Office of Academic Affairs’ Mission Statement, and the UC Board of Regents Policy 4400: Policy on University of California Diversity Statement. UC Davis is making important progress towards our goal of achieving federal designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offers a plethora of resources on their website, and the Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (HEDI) has outlined similar goals in their Anti-Racism and DEI Action Plan.” There are a plethora of links available on the About Us webpage where you can learn more about our Administration, Diversity and Inclusion, Rankings, Locations, Native American Land Acknowledgement, Sustainability, Visiting UC Davis, UC Davis Health, and Campus Safety.

The university is consistently ranked among the top institutions in the world for campus sustainability practices by the UI Green Metric World University Rankings. UC Davis is focused on achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and repeatedly shown its commitment to preserving a healthy and sustainable environment for generations to come.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Davis, CA