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2019-2020 Lecturer for Department of Human Ecology, Human Development & Family Studies

Recruitment Period

Open date: May 10th, 2019

Last review date: Wednesday, Aug 21, 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 instructors to teach courses in areas such as human sexuality; infancy and early childhood; middle childhood and adolescence; adulthood and aging; cognitive development; social and personality development; cross-cultural study of children; contemporary American family, communication and interaction with young children; and social aspects of aging.

A list of the courses that may be available during 2019-2020 academic year is included. It is possible that courses may be added to or deleted from this list as the year progresses.

Appointment Dates
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

Reappointment is possible upon demonstrated competence and based on established criteria.

Duties and Responsibilities
Teach one or more lecture courses in the human development major. Teaching may also involve special observational projects or guest speakers.

• Appropriate professional degree [minimum requirement is Masters, Ph.D. is preferred, e.g., in psychology, human development, or equivalent discipline];
• Evidence of teaching excellence or potential for excellence; and
• A developing record of scholarly or professional achievement in an area of expertise related to a subject area described in this announcement.

The Department of Human Ecology, Unit of Human Development and Family Studies, University of California, Davis, offers an undergraduate major leading to the Bachelor of Science degree and two undergraduate minor programs: Human Development and Adult Development and Aging. The major includes more than 750 undergraduate students of all levels (freshman through senior).
Temporary lecturers are selected to fill specialized positions which require their professional and academic expertise and to fill teaching needs occasioned by sabbatical leaves or leaves of absence of regular faculty as well as teaching needs which simply cannot be met by the current number of regular faculty. In any given year, open positions and requirements for individuals to fill them will vary.

Courses in Human Development and Family Studies expected to be available 2019-2020 academic year pending availability of funding
(other courses as needed):

HDE 12 Human Sexuality
HDE 100C Adulthood and Aging
HDE 101 Cognitive Development
HDE 103 Cross-Cultural Study of Children
HDE 110 Contemporary American Family
HDE 140/L Communication and Interaction with Young Children
HDE 141 Field Study with Children and Adolescents
HDE 160 Social Aspects of Aging

See for brief course descriptions. See HDE 2019-2020 Annual Plan using link below:

Salary and Appointment Level
Commensurate with experience and course assignment.

Review of applications will begin in May 2019; open until filled. Interested persons should upload a current curriculum vitae, three reference letters, identify the courses which they are interested in teaching, Statement of Contributions to Diversity, and submit reprints or other examples of their scholarly or professional attainments to Criteria for appointment will be evidence of teaching excellence (or, for first time, relatively inexperienced candidates, the potential for excellence) in terms of (a) rigorous and intellectually challenging course content, and (b) the ability to present that material effectively, i.e., stimulating interest in and critical thought regarding the subject matter.

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.

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

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.

  • List of Courses - Please submit a list of courses you would be interested in teaching.

  • 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.

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required