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2021-2022 Lecturer for Department of Human Ecology, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design

Application Window

Open date: June 10th, 2021

Last review date: Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 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: Friday, Apr 1, 2022 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.

Position description

Temporary positions are anticipated for lecturers in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design throughout the 2021-2022 academic year.
A list of courses that may be available 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 2021: September 22, 2021 – December 10, 2021
Winter Quarter 2022: January 3, 2022 – March 18, 2022
Spring Quarter 2022: March 28, 2022 – June 9, 2022

Courses which may be available 2021-2022 (subject to change):

LDA 2 - Place, Culture and Community (Winter)
LDA 10 - World Regional Geography (Spring)
LDA 21 - Landscape Representation I (Fall)
LDA 60 - Landform and Grading Studio (Spring)
LDA 70 - Introduction to Spacemaking (Winter)
LDA 161 - Professional Practice and Construction Documents (Fall)
LDA 170 - Site Planning and Design Studio (Winter)
LDA 171 - Urban Design and Planning Studio (Spring)
LDA 182 - Advanced Landscape Architecture Studio I (Fall)
LDA 184 - Capstone Landscape Architecture Studio (Spring)

Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach one or more undergraduate studio and/or lecture courses in the Landscape Architecture and/or Sustainable Environmental Design majors. 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.

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 Landscape Architecture program includes approximately 72 undergraduate upper-division Landscape Architecture (LDA) majors who are admitted via a highly competitive review process and another 60 undergraduate Pre-Landscape Architecture majors. Additionally there are 135 Sustainable Environmental Design (SED) majors.

Nine 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. 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 professional Landscape Architecture major is highly regarded nationwide and the newer Sustainable Environmental Design major has grown quickly and attracts strong students. The City of Davis is a progressive college town of about 69,000 and is recognized as a leader in ecological sustainability. 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 2021-22 academic year with appointments made as suitable candidates are identified. However, to guarantee consideration, applications should be received before June 15, 2021 for the 2021-22 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.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    • Appropriate professional degree [minimum requirement is an accredited Bachelors in LA (BLA), Masters (MLA) or Ph.D., Masters, Ph.D. is preferred, e.g., in Human Ecology, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design Program, 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.

Application Requirements

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

  • Teaching Evaluations

  • Reprints of Other Examples of Scholarly or Professional Attainments

  • 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)

  • List of Courses of Interest

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required
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Davis, CA