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2018-2019 Lecturer for Department of Human Ecology, Community & Regional Development

Recruitment Period

Open date: July 23rd, 2018
Last review date: December 14th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: March 29th, 2019
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.


Temporary positions are anticipated for lecturers in Community and Regional Development.

A list of courses that may be available during the 2018-2019 academic year is below. This list includes area of degree and experience required to effectively teach these courses. It is possible that courses may be added or omitted from this list as the year progresses.

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 2018: September 24 - December 14
Winter Quarter 2019: January 4 – March 22
Spring Quarter 2019: March 28 – June 13

The Community and Regional Development Unit of the Department of Human Ecology at the University of California, Davis, offers undergraduate majors leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Community & Regional Development, and Masters Degree in Community Development.

Temporary lecturers are selected to fill specialized positions which require their professional as well as their academic expertise and to fill teaching needs occasioned by sabbatical leaves, leaves of absence of regular faculty or general instructional needs of the unit. Therefore, in any given year, open positions and requirements for individuals to fill them will vary.

Community and Regional Development (areas of degree and experience noted)

CRD 1 The Community. Basic concepts of community analysis and planned social change. The dynamics of community change through case studies of communities including peasant, urban ghetto, suburban mainline, and California farm workers.

CRD 2 Ethnicity and American Communities. Historical and cultural survey of the role of various ethnic groups in the development of American communities. Examines ethnicity as a cultural factor, ethnicity as power and issues related to selected American Ethnic groups.

CRD 141 Organization of Economic Space. Globalization and technological restructuring of economic activity focusing on new spatial patterns of production and circulation and their implications for workers, communities and societies, both in the U.S. and around the globe.

CRD 156 Community Economic Development. How low income communities work together to improve their economic well-being, increase their control over their economic lives, and build community power and decision-making. Includes techniques to analyze community economic potential and identification of appropriate intervention tools.

CRD 157 Politics and Community Development. Analyzes political, economic and sociocultural forces shaping the form and function of local communities in the U.S. Considers theories of the state, the community and social change and case studies of actual community development in comparative historical perspective.

CRD 171 Housing and Social Policy. Social impact, economics, and politics of housing in the United States. Special attention given to federal, state, and local policy and program strategies to produce and preserve affordable housing and inclusive neighborhoods.

CRD 176. Comparative Ethnicity. Role of ethnicity in shaping social systems and interaction. Analytical approaches to and issues arising from the study of ethnicity, through utilization of data from a range of different societies.

CRD 180 Transnational Community Development. The effects of grassroots, non-state, non-corporate actors from abroad on local, national and international development. Socioeconomic, political, and cultural implications of transnational actions undertaken by international nongovernmental organizations, individual migrants, and migrant grassroots civic organizations.

See for brief course descriptions.

Review of applications will begin in August 2018; open until filled (OTF). Interested persons should apply via by uploading a current curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three references, teaching evaluations, reprints or other examples of scholarly and/or professional attainments, and identify the courses in which they are interested in teaching.

The minimum professional degree requirement is Masters, but Ph.D. is preferred in community development, anthropology, sociology, education, political science, planning, public policy, or relevant disciplines for course openings.
Other preferred qualifications: Evidence of teaching excellence or potential for excellence, and a commitment to quality, undergraduate education.
A developing record of scholarly or professional achievement in an area of expertise related to the subject area of the course.

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 about 65,622, located in the Sacramento Valley 72 miles northeast of San Francisco and 15 miles west of Sacramento, California's capital.

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.

UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any property owned or leased by UC Davis-- indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

Job location

Davis, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Teaching Evaluations

  • Reprints or Other Examples of Scholarly and/or Professional Attainments

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.

  • List of Courses you would be interested in Teaching

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

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