Open date: August 9th, 2021
Next review date: Friday, Nov 5, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Monday, Feb 28, 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.
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California Davis invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses in our department should an opening arise. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from quarter to quarter, depending on the needs of the department. The department offers BS, MS, MEng, and PhD degrees in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) in the College of Engineering. The department educates students in the fundamental science and engineering principles relevant to materials, emphasizing the relationships between processing, nano/microstructure, characterization, properties, processing and design of advanced materials. The program trains students in the experimental and computational skills for a professional career, graduate study and advanced research in MSE. The duties will include (but are not limited to) teaching or co-teaching a course including: lecturing, holding office hours, grading and administering exams and coursework, managing and mentoring graders and teaching assistants, course preparation, holding discussion or lab sections and additional duties as needed.
Starting salary will be commensurate with degrees currently held, past teaching experience and equity with the department. Positions are typically part-time. Instructors teaching a course with three hours of lecture per week will normally be appointed at 33% time during the quarter; exact percentages depend on contact hours and other assigned duties. Lecturers hired to teach during the Fall quarter are employed from October through December, Winter quarter are employed from January through March and Spring quarter from April through June. This pool will remain open through February 26, 2022 to accommodate department needs. Appointments for Fall quarter are usually reviewed in August/September, Winter quarter in November/December and Spring quarter in February/March.
Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists. See the review date specified in AP Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for a specific position. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.
Please be aware that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, campus in-person operations may change. Currently, UC Davis plans to return to in-person instruction for the 2021-2022 academic year, though these plans are contingent upon Yolo County and campus policies. Please see https://campusready.ucdavis.edu/status for the most up to date information on campus operations.
Applicants must minimally have a Master's or equivalent degree in materials science and engineering or a closely related field at time of application.
A PhD or equivalent in materials science and engineering or a closely related field is desired.
Prior teaching experience at the college or university level is preferred.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter (Optional)
Statement of Teaching
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 https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.
Authorization to Release Information - Applicants are required to complete, sign, and upload the form into RECRUIT as part of their application. If the candidate does not include the signed form the application will be considered incomplete.
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We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals’ with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct
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