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Unit 18 Lecturer for HYD150 - Water Law, Winter Quarter 2018

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The Department of Land, Air and Water Resources offers a temporary Lecturer
position in – Water Law, HYD 150, Principles and issues of California Water Law. Types of water rights, groundwater rights and management, and protection of instream uses. Water projects, role of federal government and federal/state relations. Basic water quality acts, endangered species act, water transfers and current water issues.

APPOINTMENT DATE: Service periods are:
Winter Quarter 2018: January 5, 2018 to March 23, 2018

Teach one upper division course in Water Law, HYD 150.

Criteria for appointment will be evidence of knowledge and experience in the practice of California Water Law, teaching excellence and knowledge/expertise in subject matter of the course content. A J.D. is required. The primary means of
evaluating teaching ability and quality will be:

  1. Demonstrated practice of California water law and recognition in subject matter.
  2. Extent of teaching experience.
  3. Student evaluations (where available). Expertise in subject matter is evaluated based on a candidate’s prior experience, academic training, publications, professional recommendations, and prior teaching (e.g. student ratings). Quality of expertise will be assessed from application material supplied, possible on-site visits, and/or special evaluation services through the TRC. Teaching experience will be evaluated by curriculum vitae and supporting documentation.

Temporary lecturers are selected to fill specialized positions that require professional as well as academic expertise.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience.

COURSE AVAILABILITY: The following course is available for Winter Quarter 2018

Water Law, HYD 150

The course requires 3 hrs of lecture per week (lectures can be taught in 2 (80 min) or 3 (50 min) sessions per week, with days and time TBD). Student enrollment is by consent of instructor or upper division standing. Typical student enrollment is 50-60 students; students typically have general backgrounds in environmental sciences.
Subject areas to include: Principles and issues of California water law including types of water rights, groundwater rights and management, and protection of instream uses; water projects, role of federal government and federal/state relations; and basic water quality acts, endangered species act, water transfers and current water issues. See HYD/HYDcourses.html for full course description.

For full consideration, applications must be received by September 30, 2017 (applications will be considered until an acceptable candidate is found). Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vita, contact information for three references and a statement of teaching proficiency. Candidates may be asked for further evidence of scholarship or teaching effectiveness at a later date. Candidates must apply online at

This position is covered by collective bargaining agreement. 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.

Job location

Davis, CA


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

  • Cover Letter - suggestion - you might want to include a “Diversity Statement” component in your Cover letter to satisfy the optional requirement listed below on Diversity.

  • Statement of Teaching - Description of accomplishments and philosophy in Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - 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
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)