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2019-2020 Lecturer for Department of Human Ecology, Community & Regional Development

Recruitment Period

Open date: May 24th, 2019

Last review date: Tuesday, Aug 13, 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: Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020 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.


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

A list of courses that may be available during the 2019-2020 academic year is included 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 2019: September 23 - December 13
Winter Quarter 2020: January 3 – March 20
Spring Quarter 2020: March 26 – June 11

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.

Courses which may be available during the 2019–2020 academic year, pending availability of funding (other courses may be added as needed):

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

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 147 Community Youth Development. Community influences on youth well-being, youth as agents of community change, and policies to support healthy communities for young people. Special emphasis on disparities in youth well-being related to race, class, immigration status, gender, sexual-orientation.

CRD 149 Community Development and Environmental Justice. Environmental justice social movements; inequitable distribution of population on low-income communities of color; histories, policies, and innovations associated environmental justice movements in the United States and around the world.

CRD 162 People, Work and Technology. Analysis of the relationship between work, technology, and the human experience. Theories of the causes and consequences of labor process, changes under capitalism and globalization, impacts of race/ethnicity, class, gender, and citizenship status on work in the United States and globally; responses of workers, communities, and policy-makers to workplace changes.
CRD 172 Social Inequality. Focus on the dimensions, causes, and means of alleviating social inequality in the U.S. Examination and analysis of major theories and forms (class, race/ethnicity, gender, and citizenship status) of inequality. Policy-based and grassroots approaches to change.

See for brief course descriptions.

See CRD 2019-2020 Annual Plan using link below:

Review of applications will begin after the initial review date; open until filled (OTF). Interested persons should apply via by uploading a current curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, teaching evaluations, reprints or other examples of scholarly and/or professional attainments, Statement of Contributions to Diversity, and a list identifying 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.

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Job location

Davis, CA


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

  • Teaching Evaluations

  • Reprints or other Examples of Scholarly 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 of interest

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required