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2024 - 2025 Lecturer for Department of Animal Science

Position overview

Salary range: A reasonable estimate for this position is $66,259 - $91,718

Application Window

Open date: May 7, 2024

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Jun 4, 2024 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: Wednesday, May 7, 2025 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 instructors to teach courses in areas such as Companion Animal Care, Reproductive Physiology, Physiology Reproductive Lab, Animal Nutrition, and Dairy Cattle Production.

A list of the courses that may be available during 2024 - 2025 academic year are included. It is possible that courses may be added to or deleted from this list as the year progresses.

Courses in Animal Science expected to be taught in the 2024 - 2025 academic year pending availability of funding:

ANG 107 Genetics & Animal Breeding
NPB 121 Reproductive Physiology
NPB 121L Physiology Reproductive Lab
ANS 146 Dairy Cattle Production

See [] for brief course descriptions.

Appointment Dates
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 2024: September 23 - December 13
Winter Quarter 2025: January 3 – March 21
Spring Quarter 2025: March 27 – June 12

Reappointment is possible upon demonstrated competence and based on established criteria.

Duties and Responsibilities
Teach one or more lecture courses in the Animal Science major. teaching may also involve special observational projects or guest speakers.

General Information
The Davis campus, third oldest in the ten-campus University of California system, offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional
programs. The city of Davis is a progressive university town of 65,622 located in the Sacramento Valley, 72 miles northeast of San Francisco and 15
miles west of Sacramento, California’s capital.

Salary and Appointment Level
Commensurate with experience and course assignment.

Review of applications will begin June 2024; open until filled. Interested persons should upload a current curriculum vitae, three reference
letters, identify the courses which they are interested in teaching, submit reprints or other examples of their scholarly or professional attainments,
statement of teaching, student evaluations, and statement of contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion to []. Criteria
for appointment will be evidence of teaching excellence (or, for first time, relatively inexperienced candidates, the potential for excellence) in terms
of (a) rigorous and intellectually challenging course content, and (b) the ability to present that material effectively, i.e., stimulating interest in and
critical thought regarding the subject matter.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Appropriate professional degree, minimum requirement is Masters at time of appointment in Animal Science or equivalent discipline.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

-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.

Preferred qualifications (other preferred, but not required, qualifications for the position)

Ph.D. is preferred, e.g., Animal Science or equivalent discipline

Application Requirements

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

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Student Evaluations - Please provide copies of student evaluations from
    previous teaching experiences. (Example: teaching
    assistant, associate instructor, and lecturer).

  • Reprints or other Examples of Scholarly or Professional Attainments

  • List of Courses - Please submit a list of courses you would be interested in 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 for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required
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Job location

Davis, CA