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2023-2024 Lecturer for Department of Human Ecology, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design

Position overview

Salary range: The salary range for this position is $64,329-$89,046 .

Application Window

Open date: May 30, 2023

Most recent review date: Monday, Jun 26, 2023 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, May 21, 2024 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 2023-2024 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)


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 2023: September 25 - December 15
Winter Quarter 2024: January 5 – March 22
Spring Quarter 2024: March 28 – June 13

Courses which may be available 2023-2024 (subject to change):
LDA 23 - Landscape Representation II (Fall, Winter, & Spring)
LDA 50 – Site Ecology (Spring)
LDA 120– Landscape Representation III (Spring)
LDA 171 - Urban Design and Planning Studio (Spring) LDA 182 - Advanced Landscape Architecture Studio I (Fall)
LDA 182 - Advanced Landscape Architecture Studio I
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 70 undergraduate upper-division Landscape Architecture (LDA) majors who are admitted via a highly competitive review process and another 100 undergraduate Pre-Landscape Architecture majors. Additionally there are nearly 200 Sustainable Environmental Design (SED) majors.

Seven individuals who comprise the permanent faculty teach 40% of the undergraduate courses. Lecturers teach 60% 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.

Applicants internal to the UC Davis Department of Human Ecology who had an appointment in 2023-2024 and apply by the “Initial Review Date” of June 19th, 2023 will be considered prior to all other applicants.

Applications may be submitted throughout the 2023-24 academic year with appointments made as suitable candidates are identified. However, to guarantee consideration, applications should be received before June 19, 2023 for the 2023-24 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.


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 or 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 inclusion 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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Campus Information

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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:

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UC Davis positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available at:

The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) is committed to inclusive excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. UC Davis celebrates the multi-cultural diversity of its community by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment demonstrated through a variety of resources and programs available to academics, staff, and students. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values of UC Davis that are embedded within our Principles of Community and are tied with how to best serve our student population. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can best be fully realized by members of our academic community who share our commitment to these values, which are included in our Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Vision, our strategic plan: “To Boldly Go,” our Principles of Community, the Office of Academic Affairs’ Mission Statement, and the UC Board of Regents Policy 4400: Policy on University of California Diversity Statement. UC Davis is making important progress towards our goal of achieving federal designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offers a plethora of resources on their website, and the Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (HEDI) has outlined similar goals in their Anti-Racism and DEI Action Plan.” There are a plethora of links available on the About Us webpage where you can learn more about our Administration, Diversity and Inclusion, Rankings, Locations, Native American Land Acknowledgement, Sustainability, Visiting UC Davis, UC Davis Health, and Campus Safety.

The university is consistently ranked among the top institutions in the world for campus sustainability practices by the UI Green Metric World University Rankings. UC Davis is focused on achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and repeatedly shown its commitment to preserving a healthy and sustainable environment for generations to come.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

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Job location

Davis, California