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Assistant Professor of Teaching

UC Davis
Davis , California 95616
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Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

University of California Davis


Open Position: Assistant Professor of Teaching


The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor of Teaching (Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE)), comparable to a tenure-track assistant professor appointment. Professor of Teaching faculty are Academic Senate faculty members whose expertise and responsibilities center on undergraduate education and scholarly analysis/improvement of teaching methods. The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching both lower and upper division undergraduate Agricultural Sensing and Data Science lecture and laboratory courses (up to six courses per year) including AET 60 (Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Systems for Agriculture and Environmental Science), AET 100 (Smart Control Systems for Agricultural and Environmental Technologies), ABT/AET 121 (Controlled Environments), ABT/AET 181N (Concepts and Methods in Geographic Information Systems), ABT/AET 182 (Environmental Analysis Using GIS) and AET 180 (Data Analytics for Agricultural and Environmental Technologies) along with others in the Applied Biological Systems Technology, Biological Systems Engineering, and Agricultural and Environmental Technology (proposed) undergraduate and graduate programs.  They will also be expected to play a leadership role in the scholarship of teaching and learning, working with other faculty to develop, implement and assess new pedagogical initiatives. Qualified applicants must have a PhD in Engineering or a BS in Engineering with a PhD in a scientific field, preferably with postgraduate experience. Other preferred qualifications include documented success in some or all of the following areas as related to Agricultural Sensing and Data Science: teaching large undergraduate classes, use of evidence based teaching practices, use of modern instructional technology including virtual models, ability to identify and develop effective teaching strategies for diverse student populations, conducting Agricultural Sensing and Data Science education research, especially as related to spatiotemporal technologies, as consistent with a successful discipline-based education research program. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.


Closing date: open until filled, but all application materials must be received by 15 December 2019 to be assured full consideration.  Applicants should submit materials online at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu. Please include your curriculum vitae, cover letter, a description of your research background (not to exceed two pages), statement of current and proposed teaching and science education research (not to exceed four pages), a statement describing your contributions to and future plans for activities that promote diversity, equity and inclusion, and the names and contact information of 4 references.


Additional information on this position is available at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu. Inquiries regarding the application process should be directed to Shaunte Hill, Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA, 95616, email syhill@ucdavis.edu.  For questions concerning the position, contact the recruitment advisory committee chair, Prof. David Slaughter, at dcslaughter@ucdavis.edu.  For information about the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, please see: https://bae.ucdavis.edu/  and https://caes.ucdavis.edu/.   



The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women and minorities. UC Davis is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Award for gender equity. UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus.



Recommended language to include in all position descriptions in UC RECRUIT and In all advertisements where it is not cost prohibitive.


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.  https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/work-life


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.  http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/programs/worklife/index.htm


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 a U.S. Department of Education’s “Hispanic Serving Institution” designation received May 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.


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