Assistant Professor of Human Ecology Poverty and Inequality
As part of UC Davis' commitment to hire leading research faculty with an outstanding commitment to teaching, research and service that will promote the success of historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities and address the needs of our increasingly diverse state and student population, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, at the University of California announces an Assistant Professor of Human Ecology faculty position (9-month) in the Department of Human Ecology. Applications are encouraged from candidates with a strong background in poverty and inequality on families and/or individuals.
This is an academic year (9-month), Assistant Professor tenure-track position with teaching, research, and service responsibilities and includes the expectation that the appointee will contribute to the Center for Poverty Research (https://poverty.ucdavis.edu/).
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Department of Human Ecology is seeking applicants that focus on how impoverished communities and inequalities at the neighborhood level (e.g., housing insecurity, insufficient health care resources, few open spaces for play or outdoor activity) affect human development and/or family relationships. The appointee is expected to establish a competitively funded research program to address critical or emerging issues poverty and inequality on families and/or individuals. The appointee will teach four courses per academic year; the specific courses will vary from year to year, based on programmatic needs, and will encompass both core courses (undergraduate and graduate) in human development (e.g., a course from our lifespan development series HDE 100A, 100B, 100C) as well as specialty courses in appointee's area of expertise ( e.g., Families in Communities; Family Stress and Resilience; Disparities and Inequalities in Health and Wellbeing; Contextual Determinants of Health and Wellbeing; HDE 110; 111; 134, 135). The appointee will be a member of the Graduate Group in Human Development, serving as a research mentor for graduate students. Participation in and development of outreach/engagement programs, and performance of departmental and university service is expected.
AVAILABILITY OF SPACE AND RESOURCES The Department of Human Ecology will provide the faculty member with a regular office and separate research office and/or shared research lab in Hart Hall on the UC Davis central campus, in keeping with the standard for current faculty members. Faculty share administrative, accounting, and clerical staff.
Start-up funding will be provided based on the programmatic needs of the successful candidate.
Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Human Development, Psychology, Nutrition, Sociology, Education, or related field. Post-doctoral experience is preferred. Evidence of research excellence is expected. The candidate should have the ability to develop and instruct undergraduate and graduate courses and the ability to develop and conduct extramurally funded research on community and neighborhood poverty and inequality on families and/or individuals.
As one of the country's leading R1 institutions, UC Davis seeks candidates with exceptional potential for research, teaching, and inclusive excellence. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the barriers preventing full participation of members from historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities in higher education, such as (but not limited to) women, underrepresented minorities, individuals self-identifying as LGBTQIA+, veterans, individuals with disabilities, economically disadvantaged groups, first-generation, undocumented students, or students with any intersections in between. Successful candidates will help advance UC Davis' strategic goal of improving access and building an inclusive community for all marginalized populations. The successful candidate also will have an accomplished track record (calibrated to career stage) of teaching, research, or service activities addressing the needs of underrepresented minorities, and a clearly articulated vision of how their work at UC Davis will continue to contribute to the University's mission of serving the needs of our diverse state and student population. Applicants' track record of engagement and activity related to diversity, equal opportunity, and inclusion as well as their plans for future engagement will be a significant part of the overall evaluation of the candidate's qualifications for a faculty appointment.
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
APPLICATIONS: Application materials must be submitted via the following website: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu. The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by January 4, 2021.
Required application materials include: 1) curriculum vitae including publication list, 2) up to three publications, 3) transcripts if the applicant is within five years of Ph.D. degree, 4) statement of research accomplishments and goals, 5) statement of teaching accomplishments and philosophy, 6) Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and 7) the names, addresses, including e-mail, of four professional references. Additional inquiries should be directed to Dr. Lenna Ontai, Search Committee Chair, Human Development and Family Studies, Department of Human Ecology, UC Davis: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/programs/work-life/index.html
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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 actively seeking a U.S. Department of Education's Hispanic Serving Institution designation. 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 Cuauhtemoc 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.
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UC Davis is the home of the Aggies — go-getters, change makers and problem solvers who make their mark at one of the top public universities in the United States. Since we first opened in 1908, we’ve been known for standout academics, sustainability and Aggie Pride as well as valuing the Northern California lifestyle. These themes are woven into our 100-plus-year history and our reputation for solving problems related to food, health, the environment and society.Our 5,300-acre campus is in the city of Davis, a vibrant college town of about 68,000 located in Yolo County. The state capital is 20 minutes away, and world-class destinations such as the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and the Napa Valley are within a two-hour drive.