Assistant Professor of Teaching in Animal Science and Agriculture Communication (Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment)
An academic year (9-month) Assistant Professor of Teaching (Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE)) position in the Department of Animal Science, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in the field of Animal Science and Agriculture Communication, with a focus on Communication and Leadership. The appointee is expected to carry out high-level and innovative teaching in these areas, and consistent with the broad goals of the department. Teaching will include courses such as AED 171 (Presentation Methods in Ag Communications), AED 172 (New Media Communication Strategies), AED 190 (Capstone Seminar in Agricultural Education), and a livestock course in the Animal Science major. The appointee may be required to teach four to five undergraduate courses per year in departmental undergraduate curricula as assigned by the department chair; assignment quantities are based on enrollment, scope (classroom, field, laboratory) and needs of the unit as well as career stage of the appointee. The appointee will be expected to take an active role in career and leadership development events such as 4-H and/or FFA Field Days.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.