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2019-2020 Lecturer for Department of Human Ecology, Landscape Architecture & Environmental Science

Recruitment Period

Open date: May 10th, 2019

Last review date: Sunday, Dec 1, 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, Jun 30, 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 Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design.
A list of courses that may be available during the 2019-2020 academic year can be accessed at the URL 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. Below is a link to courses in Landscape Architecture (LDA)

Appointment Date:
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, 2019 – December 13, 2019
Winter Quarter 2020: January 3, 2020 – March 20, 2020
Spring Quarter 2020: March 26, 2020 – June 11, 2020

Courses which may be available 2019-2020 (subject to change):
Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design :

World Regional Geography
Landscape Representation I
Landscape Representation II
Landform and Grading Studio
Introduction to Spacemaking
Methods in Design and Landscape Research
Design and Build Studio
Professional Practice and Construction Documents
Site Planning and Design Studio
Urban Design and Planning Studio
Advanced Computer Applications
Advanced Landscape Architecture Studio I
Advanced Landscape Architecture Studio II
Capstone Landscape Architecture Studio

Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach one or more undergraduate studio and/or lecture courses in the Landscape Architecture major. Teaching may also involve field trips, exhibitions, special projects and guest speakers. Candidates may be offered one to four courses for the year depending on programmatic need and candidate's availability.

Appropriate professional degree (e.g., BLA, MLA, MA, Ph.D.) or equivalent training or professional experience. Demonstrated teaching ability and experience. A developing record of creative, scholarly, or professional achievement in an area of expertise related to the subject area described in this announcement.

General Information:
The Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design Program in the Department of Human Ecology at the University of California, Davis, offers approximately 35 courses annually. The program includes approximately 85 undergraduate students who are admitted via a highly competitive portfolio review process and another 85 undergraduate students that are pre-landscape architecture majors.

Eight individuals who comprise the permanent faculty teach 70% of the undergraduate courses. Lecturers teach 30% of the courses. Lecturers are selected to fill specialized positions that require their professional as well as academic expertise. Often lecturers are selected to enhance and complement the strengths of the permanent faculty who are teaching related courses. Therefore, in any given year, open positions and requirements for individuals to fill them will vary according to permanent faculty teaching assignments. Positions may be full-time or part-time, depending on schedules and expertise.

The University of California enjoys a reputation for excellence that has attracted a distinguished faculty of scholars and scientists in all fields of study. UC Davis, the third oldest campus in the ten-campus University of California system, offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs and is a major research university. The Landscape Architecture Program is highly regarded nationwide. The City of Davis is a progressive college town of about 65,622 and is recognized as a leader in energy conservation and growth management. It is located in the Sacramento valley 72 miles northeast of San Francisco and 15 miles from Sacramento, California's capital.

Salary and Appointment Level:
Commensurate with experience and course assignment.

Applications may be submitted throughout the 2019-20 academic year with appointments made as suitable candidates are identified. However, to guarantee consideration, applications should be received before June 1, 2019 for the 2019-20 academic year. 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, and identify the courses in which they are interested in teaching.

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.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • List of courses of interest

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required