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2019-2020 Lecturer- Environmental Science and Policy

Recruitment Period

Open date: August 20th, 2019
Last review date: Wednesday, Sep 4, 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.


University of California, Davis
POSITION DESCRIPTION: Environmental Science and Policy offers Temporary Lecturer positions in the following major areas: Environmental Science and Management; Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning. A list of courses that may be available during academic year 2019-2020 can be found below. Courses may be added or omitted from this list as the year progresses.
APPOINTMENT DATE: Assignments vary according to type of course and percentage of appointment. Service periods 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
RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach one or more undergraduate or graduate courses in Environmental Science and Policy. Candidates may be asked to teach one to two courses for the year depending on programmatic need and candidate's availability.
QUALIFICATIONS: Appropriate professional degree, e.g. Doctorate; or Master's degree and prior professional success and recognition for excellence; or Thirty (30) units of graduate coursework and prior professional success and recognition for excellence; a demonstrated teaching ability; a developing record of scholarly or professional achievement in an area of expertise related to the subject area of the course.
GENERAL INFORMATION: Temporary Lecturers are selected to fill specialized positions which require professional, as well as academic, expertise. Temporary Lecturers may be selected to fill teaching needs occasioned by leave of regular faculty or to enhance and compliment the strengths of faculty teaching related courses. Therefore, in any given year, open positions and requirements for individuals to fill them will vary.
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications, education and experience.
COURSE AVAILABILITY : The following courses may be available for the 2019-2020 academic year pending availability of funding. Areas of degree and experience noted. Other courses may be added as needed. See for full course descriptions.
ESP 161, Environmental Law. Introduction for non-Law School students to some of the principal issues in environmental law and the judicial interpretation of some important environmental statutes, e.g., NEPA.
ESP162, Environmental Policy. Compares economic with socio-cultural approaches to understanding the causes of environmental problems and strategies for addressing them. Includes different approaches to the policy process, policy instruments, and environmental behavior. Applies these principles to several problems.
ESP165, Climate Policy. Models, data and assumptions behind competing arguments regarding societal response to the prospect of climate change at the state, national and international level from economic, ethical and policy science perspectives.
ESP171, Urban & Regional Planning. How cities plan for growth in ways that minimize environmental harm. Standard city planning tools (general plan, zoning ordinance) and innovative new approaches. Focus on planning requirements and practices in California. Relationships between local, regional, state, and federal policy.
ESP 178, Applied Research Methods. Research methods for analysis of urban or regional land use, transportation, and environmental problems. Survey research and other data collection techniques; demographic analysis; basic forecasting, air quality, and transportation models. Collection, interpretation, and critical evaluation of data.
ESP 179, Environmental Impact Assessment. Introduction to the information resources and methods typically used in environmental impact analysis. Emphasis on how environmental information is applied to planning, environmental regulation, and public policymaking, with case studies from California land use and natural resource policy.
ESP191A, Workshop on Food System Sustainability. Identify projects addressing specific problems and opportunities of sustainable agriculture and food systems, form multidisciplinary teams, and identify and consult with key stakeholders to understand their needs and concerns.
ESP191B, Workshop on Food System Sustainability. Teams conduct analyses of a specific issue in sustainable agriculture or food systems, prepare a critical assessment of technological, economic, environmental, and social dimensions of options for action and present their results to stakeholders.
Other courses may be added as needed.
APPLICATIONS: Apply on-line at https:/( by September 4, 2019 for first consideration; open until filled. Applicants should submit a letter of interest (including summary of qualifications), curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, contact information for up to three references (optional), identify which courses they are interested in teaching, and submit reprints or other examples of their scholarly or professional attainments and teaching evaluations. Candidates may be asked for further evidence of scholarly or creative work at a later date.
This position is covered by collective bargaining agreement. 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. ·

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Job location

Davis, CA


Document requirements
  • Letter of Interest - (including summary of qualifications)

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Graduate Transcripts

  • Courses of Interest

  • Reprints or Other Examples of Scholarly or Professional Attainments and Teaching Evaluations

Reference requirements
  • 0-3 required (contact information only)