May 10, 2016 Chris diMuro
Department of Human Ecology Human Development and Family Studies Unit University of California, Davis
Application period May 10, 2016 03:55 PM to
Jun 06, 2016 03:55 PM
Where Human Ecology

Temporary positions are anticipated for instructors to teach courses in areas such as human sexuality; infancy and early childhood; middle childhood and adolescence; adulthood and aging; cognitive development; social and personality development; cross-cultural study of children; contemporary American family, communication and interaction with young children; and social aspects of aging.

A list of the courses that may be available during 2016-2017 academic year appears below. It is possible that courses may be added to or deleted from this list as the year progresses.

Appointment Dates

Several appointments are made each year. The number of courses assigned for each appointment may vary depending on type of course and percentage of appointment.  Service dates are:

Fall Quarter 2016:             September 19, 2016 - December 9, 2016

Winter Quarter 2017:     January 6, 2017 – March 24, 2017

Spring Quarter 2017:       March 30, 2017 – June 15, 2017

Reappointment is possible upon demonstrated competence and based on established criteria.

Duties and Responsibilities

Teach one or more lecture courses in the human development major.  Teaching may also involve special observational projects or guest speakers.


•             Appropriate professional degree [minimum requirement is Masters, Ph.D. is preferred, e.g., in psychology, human development, or equivalent discipline];

•             Evidence of teaching excellence or potential for excellence; and a developing record of scholarly or professional achievement in an area of expertise related to a subject area described in this announcement.

General Information

The Department of Human Ecology, Unit of Human Development and Family Studies, University of

California, Davis, offers an undergraduate major leading to the Bachelor of Science degree and two

undergraduate minor programs:  Human Development, and Adult Development and Aging. The major includes more than 750 undergraduate students of all levels (freshman through senior).

Temporary lecturers are selected to fill specialized positions which require their professional and academic expertise and to fill teaching needs occasioned by sabbatical leaves or leaves of absence of regular faculty as well as teaching needs which simply cannot be met by the current number of regular faculty. In any given year, open positions and requirements for individuals to fill them will vary.

The Davis campus, third oldest in the ten-campus University of California system, offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The city of Davis is a progressive university town of 65,622 located in the Sacramento Valley, 72 miles northeast of San Francisco and 15 miles west of Sacramento, California’s capital.

Salary and Appointment Level

Commensurate with experience and course assignment.


Review of applications will begin in May 2016; open until filled. Interested persons should upload a current curriculum vitae, three reference letters, identify the courses which they are interested in teaching, and submit reprints or other examples of their scholarly or professional attainments to https://recruit.ucdavis.edu.  Criteria for appointment will be evidence of teaching excellence (or, for first time, relatively inexperienced candidates, the potential for excellence) in terms of (a) rigorous and intellectually challenging course content, and (b) the ability to present that material effectively, i.e., stimulating interest in and critical thought regarding the subject matter.

The University of California, Davis, and the Department of Human Ecology 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 diversity. 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. These positions are covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to Everett

Wilson, AA/EEO Coordinator, Office of the Provost, 536 Mrak Hall, 530-752-7154 or FAX 530-752-6359.

Courses in Human Development and Family Studies expected to be available 2016-2017 academic year pending availability of funding (other courses as needed):

HDE 12                                  Human Sexuality

HDE 100A                             Infancy and Early Childhood

HDE 100B                             Middle Childhood and Adolescence

HDE 100C                             Adulthood and Aging

HDE 102                                Social and Personality Development

HDE 103                                Cross-Cultural Study of Children

HDE 120                                Research Methods in Human Development

HDE 140/L                            Communication and Interaction with Young Children

HDE 141                                Field Study with Children and Adolescents

HDE 160                                Social Aspects of Aging

See http://catalog.ucdavis.edu/ for brief course descriptions.

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May 10, 2016 03:55 PM to
Jun 06, 2016 03:55 PM


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