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Professor and Director of the UC Davis Energy and Efficiency Institute Chevron Chair in Energy, University of California Davis

Recruitment Period

Open date: December 25th, 2018
Last review date: Friday, Mar 15, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Thursday, Aug 1, 2019 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.


The University of California, Davis, seeks a recognized leader in
energy-efficiency technologies, engineering, and policy to lead the UC Davis Energy and Efficiency Institute (EEI or Institute) as faculty director. The Director will be appointed as a tenured Associate or Full Professor within one or more departments of the College of Engineering. The Director will also hold the Chevron Chair in Energy Efficiency.

More information about the Institute may be found at

The successful applicant will be appointed at the Associate or Full Professor rank in at least one department in the College of Engineering and possibly additional departments that are key to the Institute’s activities. As faculty director, the individual will provide strategic vision for and operational leadership of the Institute in the following ways:
• Serve as the Institute’s public voice, articulating its contributions to local, state,
national and international communities.
• Pursue an aggressive development program to grow the Institute’s profile and
• Engage government leaders in EEI programs to ensure a strong link with
government decision-making at state, federal and international levels, to spur the
development and adoption of applied energy solutions.
• Continue successful partnerships with campus operations and administrative units
to demonstrate and deploy sustainable best practices for energy in campus building
retrofits and new construction.
• Lead EEI collaborations in support of the UC system-wide carbon neutrality
initiative and Sustainable Campus, Sustainable Cities Big Idea.

As a faculty member, the individual will:
• Engage in research, teaching and other scholarly activities that advance the field of
sustainable energy across multiple UC Davis schools, colleges and departments.
• Engage in teaching within their home department.
• Participate in the normal merit and promotion process within their home
• Resume a normal departmental teaching load, should they cease being the EEI
Faculty Director.

The Chevron Chair in Energy Efficiency is supported by the Chevron Energy Efficiency endowment established by the Chevron Corporation at UC Davis in 2008. The ChevronChair in Energy Efficiency is intended for the recruitment and retention of a prominent leader for the Institute. The endowment income supports the director’s leadership of EEI and may contribute to the director’s specific programs in research, teaching, and outreach.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC Davis conducts a reference check on all finalists for tenured positions. The reference check involves contacting the administration of the applicant’s previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Davis requires all applicants for any open search for assistant/associate/full professor to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If an applicant does not include the signed authorization with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete, and as with any incomplete application, will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists considered for positions with tenure or security of employment will be subject to reference checks.

Job location

Davis, CA

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