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Department Chair and Professor of Human Ecology
Position Description
The University of California, Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is pleased to announce an open recruitment for a tenured professor and chair of the Department of Human Ecology. The chair position offers an excellent opportunity to build innovative scholarly collaboration across disciplines in pursuit of healthy, equitable, and sustainable development at multiple scales: individual, community, region, and beyond. UC Davis is one of the top ten public universities in the country and is located a short drive away from Sacramento, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the Napa Valley. As part of the top ranked College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, our department plays an integral role in addressing the human dimensions of major societal challenges identified in the college’s strategic plan, including sustainable agriculture and food systems, ecosystem viability, equitable and healthy communities, and climate change.

This full professor tenured position is an academic year position with teaching, research, outreach/engagement and service expectations and includes the expectation that the appointee will conduct mission-oriented research and outreach/engagement of relevance to the California Agricultural Experiment Station (   

Criteria for appointment: Ph.D. or equivalent in a social science discipline relevant to any of the three units in our interdisciplinary department: community and regional development, human development, landscape architecture and environmental design. Evidence of excellence in research, education (instruction and mentoring) and university and professional service are expected. The individual should be a recognized expert with a research program that aligns with the interdisciplinary research foci of the department.  Administrative experiences and skills are expected commensurate with the capacity to chair a large and diverse department of faculty, students and staff.
Applicants should submit materials via the following website:
Additional inquiries should be directed to search committee co-chairs David Campbell or Amanda Guyer
The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by March 26, 2018.
The University of California, Davis, and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 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 respect for differences based on gender, cultural ethnicity, level of disability, and sexual orientation. 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.

UC Davis supports Family-friendly recruitments. UC Davis covers travel expenses for a second person to accompany an invited faculty recruitment candidate who is a mother (or single parent of either gender) of a breast or bottle-feeding child less than two years of age.
UC Davis recognizes the necessity of supporting faculty with efforts to integrate work, family and other work-life considerations. To recruit and retain the best faculty, the campus sponsors a Work Life Program that provides programs and services that support faculty as they strive to honor their commitments to work, home and community.
UC Davis was ranked #1 in 2016 on Forbes Magazine list of the 13 most important STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) universities for women, and is expecting to earn the U.S. Department of Education’s “Hispanic Serving Institution” designation by 2018-2019.  Davis celebrates the multi-cultural diversity of its student body by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for students through such organizations and programs as the Center for African Diaspora Student Success; the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual Resource Center; Casa Cuauhtémoc Chicano-Latino Theme House; Asian Pacific American Theme House; ME/SA (Middle astern/South Asian) living-learning community; Multi- Ethnic Program (MEP); Chicano/Latino Retention Initiative; and Native American Theme Program.
The UC Davis Partner Opportunities Program (POP) is a service designed to support departments and deans’ offices in the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty. Eligibility for POP services is limited to full-time Academic Senate Ladder Rank faculty (including Lecturers with Security of Employment (LSOE), Lecturers with Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE) Senior Lecturer with Security of Employment (SLPSOE)), and Cooperative Extension Specialists.
UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any property owned or leased by UC Davis-- indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.