Lecturer in Community and Regional Development

May 11, 2016 Chris diMuro
University of California, Davis Department of Human Ecology Community and Regional Development Unit
Application period Apr 22, 2016 12:00 PM to
Jun 30, 2016 12:00 PM
Where Department of Human Ecology

Position Description

Temporary positions are anticipated for lecturers in Community and Regional Development.

A list of courses that may be available during the 2016-2017 academic year appears below.  This list includes area of degree and experience required to effectively teach these courses.  It is possible that courses may be added or omitted from this list as the year progresses.

Appointment Date

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

Duties and Responsibilities

Teach one or more lecture and/or practicum courses in the Community and Regional

Development Unit of the Department of Human Ecology.


Minimum professional degree requirement is Masters, but Ph.D. is preferred in community development, anthropology, sociology, education, political science, planning, public policy, or relevant disciplines for course openings.

Evidence of teaching excellence or potential for excellence, and a commitment to quality, undergraduate education.

A developing record of scholarly or professional achievement in an area of expertise related to the subject area of the course.

General Information

The Community and Regional Development Unit of the Department of Human Ecology at the University of California, Davis, offers undergraduate majors leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Community & Regional Development, and Masters Degree in Community Development.

Temporary lecturers are selected to fill specialized positions which require their professional as well as their academic expertise and to fill teaching needs occasioned by sabbatical leaves, leaves of absence of regular faculty or general instructional needs of the unit.  Therefore, 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 about 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 June 2016.  Interested persons should apply via https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/ by uploading a current curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, teaching evaluations, reprints or other examples of scholarly and/or professional attainments, and identify the courses in which they are interested in teaching. For full consideration, apply by June 30, 2016.

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, 530-752-7154 or FAX 530-752-6359.

Courses which may be available during the 2016–2017 academic year, pending availability of funding (other courses may be added as needed):

Community and Regional Development (areas of degree and experience noted)

CRD 1       The Community.  Basic concepts of community analysis and planned social change.

The dynamics of community change through case studies of communities including peasant, urban ghetto, suburban mainline, and California farm workers.

CRD 2       Ethnicity and American Communities.  Historical and cultural survey of the role of various ethnic groups in the development of American communities.  Examines ethnicity as a cultural factor, ethnicity as power and issues related to selected American Ethnic groups.

CRD 141   Organization of Economic Space. Globalization and technological restructuring of economic activity focusing on new spatial patterns of production and circulation and their implications for workers, communities and societies, both in the U.S. and around the globe.

CRD 151   Community Field Research:  Theory and Analysis.  Introduction to principles and strategies of community organizing and development. Examination of non-profit organizations, citizen participation, poverty reduction, community needs assessment, and regional development strategies. Comparison of community development approaches of the U.S.A./California with other western and non- western societies.

CRD 156   Community Economic Development. How low income communities work together to improve their economic well-being, increase their control over their economic lives, and build community power and decision-making. Includes techniques to analyze community economic potential and identification of appropriate intervention tools.

CRD 157   Politics and Community Development. Analyzes political, economic and sociocultural forces shaping the form and function of local communities in the U.S. Considers theories of the state, the community and social change and case studies of actual community development in comparative historical perspective.

CRD 171   Housing and Social Policy.  Social impact, economics, and politics of housing in the United States.  Special attention given to federal, state, and local policy and program strategies to produce and preserve affordable housing and inclusive neighborhoods.

CRD 176. Comparative Ethnicity. Role of ethnicity in shaping social systems and interaction. Analytical approaches to and issues arising from the study of ethnicity, through utilization of data from a range of different societies.

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

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Position details

Application period

Apr 22, 2016 12:00 PM to
Jun 30, 2016 12:00 PM


Department of Human Ecology

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