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Assistant Professor of Teaching in Animal Science and Agriculture Communication (Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment)

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 30th, 2019

Last review date: Sunday, Dec 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: 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.


An academic year (9-month) Assistant Professor of Teaching (Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE)) position in the Department of Animal Science, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in the field of Animal Science and Agriculture Communication, with a focus on Communication and Leadership. The appointee is expected to carry out high-level and innovative teaching in these areas, and consistent with the broad goals of the department. Teaching will include courses such as AED 171 (Presentation Methods in Ag Communications), AED 172 (New Media Communication Strategies), AED 190 (Capstone Seminar in Agricultural Education), and a livestock course in the Animal Science major. The appointee may be required to teach four to five undergraduate courses per year in departmental undergraduate curricula as assigned by the department chair; assignment quantities are based on enrollment, scope (classroom, field, laboratory) and needs of the unit as well as career stage of the appointee. The appointee will be expected to take an active role in career and leadership development events such as 4-H and/or FFA Field Days.

The appointee will also be expected to demonstrate continued professional growth and contribute to the University mission through service activities. Examples of professional growth may involve some or all of the following professional contributions and attainments: (i) research and publication in the candidate’s subject-matter discipline, (ii) pedagogical or curricular innovation, (iii) research and publication on pedagogy, (iv) professional activity in professional organizations, and (v) academic leadership within the University beyond normal service obligations.

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.

UC Davis supports Family‐friendly recruitments. UC Davis covers travel expenses for a second person to accompany an invited faculty recruitment candidate who is a mother (or single parent of either gender) of a breast or bottle‐feeding child less than two years of age.‐life/index.html

UC Davis recognizes the necessity of supporting faculty with efforts to integrate work, family and other worklife considerations. To recruit and retain the best faculty, the campus sponsors a Work Life Program that provides programs and services that support faculty as they strive to honor their commitments to
work, home and community.

The UC Davis Partner Opportunities Program (POP) is a service designed to support departments and deans’ offices in the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty. Eligibility for POP services is limited to full‐time Academic Senate Ladder Rank faculty (including Lecturers with Security of Employment (LSOE), Lecturers with Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE) Senior Lecturer with Security of Employment (SLPSOE)), and Cooperative Extension Specialists.

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 with Publication List - Your most recently updated C.V. with your publication list

  • Publication 1

  • Publication 2 (Optional)

  • Publication 3 (Optional)

  • Transcripts - Only if the applicant is within five years of doctoral degree

  • Statement of Teaching Accomplishments

  • Statement of Future Research Plans - Relevant to education, communication or leadership Development

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 4 required (contact information only)