Assistant Professor of Teaching

Davis, CA

The University of California at Davis invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor of Teaching (Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE)) in the Department of ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Animal Science in the field of Animal Science and Agriculture Communication, with a focus on Communication and Leadership, comparable to a tenure-track assistant professor appointment. Professor of Teaching faculty are Academic Senate faculty members whose expertise and responsibilities center on undergraduate education, and scholarly analysis/improvement of teaching methods. The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching both lower and upper division undergraduate Agricultural Education and Animal Science lecture and laboratory courses. 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. or Ed.D. in Agricultural Communications, Education, or Leadership or related disciplines, preferably with postgraduate experience. Other preferred qualifications include documented success in some or all of the following areas as related to teaching agriculture: teaching large undergraduate classes, use of evidence based teaching practices, use of modern instructional technology including virtual models, ability to identify and develop effective teaching strategies for diverse student populations, conducting pedagogical education research, especially as related to achieving learning outcomes, as consistent with a successful discipline-based education research program. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Closing date: open until filled, but all application materials must be received by December 15, 2019 to be assured full consideration.  Applicants should submit materials online at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03169. Please include your curriculum vitae, a description of your research background (not to exceed two pages), statement of current and proposed teaching and science education research (not to exceed four pages), and a statement describing your past experience in and future plans for activities that promote diversity and inclusion. Applicants should provide the names and contact information of 4 references. For more information on this position and UC Davis in general, please visit the following web site: https://ucdavis.edu or contact the search committee co-chairs: Dr. Deanne Meyer (dmeyer@ucdavis.edu) or Dr. Russ Hovey (rchovey@ucdavis.edu).

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.