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Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment Position in International Agricultural Development

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An academic year (9-month) Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE) position is described in the Department of Plant Sciences, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in the field of International Agricultural Development (IAD).

The appointee will be expected to carry out dedicated and innovative teaching in these areas and consistent with the broad goals of the department and the college. The position will have primary responsibility for teaching in undergraduate and graduate courses (IAD 103, 170, 200, 203) in the International Agricultural Development (IAD) undergraduate major housed in the department and in the master’s graduate group. We seek applications from candidates with expertise in the history, theory and practice of international agricultural development and familiarity with the principles of project development, planning, monitoring and evaluation as applied to agricultural development. The candidate will research and develop teaching materials, methods and approaches with input from department and graduate program, and ensure that content, methods of delivery and learning materials meet defined learning objectives. The applicant will contribute to IAD programs through innovative, high-quality teaching and advising and curricular development.

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.

Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. in a discipline related to International Agricultural Development, preferably with postgraduate experience. The applicant will also be expected to play a leadership role in the scholarship of teaching and learning, providing academic advising, working with other faculty and graduate students to develop, implement, and assess new curricula and pedagogical initiatives. Teaching experience and direct experience with international development organizations desired. Other preferred qualifications include documented success in some or all of the following areas as related to instruction relevant to international agricultural development: teaching graduate and undergraduate classes, use of evidence based teaching practices, use of modern instructional technology in instructional delivery potentially, ability to identify, and develop and assess effective teaching strategies for diverse student populations. Candidate must be willing to mentor undergraduate and graduate students. The appointee will have access to departmental facilities for research and teaching and will be encouraged to obtain extramural funds to support research. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

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Job location

Davis, CA


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

  • Statement of Current and Proposed Teaching and Science Education Research - (not to exceed four pages)

  • A Description of Research Background - (not to exceed two pages)

  • Statement Describing Past Experience in and Future Plans for Activities that Promote Diversity and Inclusion - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
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