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Asst / Assoc Professor -CRD Climate Change Socioeconomic Adaptation

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Asst / Assoc Professor -CRD Climate Change Socioeconomic Adaptation

The Department of Human Ecology, in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis, is recruiting an Assistant/Associate Professor of Community & Regional Development with an emphasis in Climate Change Socioeconomic Adaptation. This is an academic year (9-month), tenure track, Assistant/Associate Professor position that includes the expectation of mission-oriented research and outreach relevant to the California Agricultural Experiment Station (AES).

The Department of Human Ecology is seeking applicants that focus on Climate Change Socioeconomic Adaptation; any domain(s) of climate change adaptation (e.g., climate-induced migration, rural-urban interface, social and economic transformations, and environmental policy with a focus on local, regional, national, and transnational communities and societies) will be considered. Candidates whose work focuses on these and related topics in diverse communities and regions and/or who are interested in social and economic disparities in community development and climate change are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will coordinate with existing departmental colleagues who have expertise in multiple domains of the community, family, and/or physical environment as context(s) for human equity and well-being.

The appointee is expected to establish a competitively funded research program in climate change socioeconomic adaptation, to address critical or emerging societal issues in any one or more of the following domains of community and regional development: domestic and international migration, rural-urban interface, environmental change and economic development, environmental policy, socioeconomic inequality ? including in areas such as housing, employment, public health, and patterns of capital investment and disinvestment. The appointee will be responsible for teaching core (e.g., CRD 164 Theories of Organizations and their Roles in Community Change; CRD 149 Community Development Perspectives on Environmental Justice; CRD 245 Political Economy of Urban and Regional Development) and specialty courses in Community and Regional Development, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The typical course load is three quarter-long courses per academic year (two undergraduate and one graduate). Participation in and development of public outreach and/or community engagement programs, and performance of departmental and university service is expected. This position is expected to work with Cooperative Extension Specialists and Advisors, partners in allied areas or other appropriate public stakeholders.

The resulting hire will be at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank, regardless of the proposed appointee's qualifications.


Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Sociology, Geography, Political Science, Public Policy, Human Ecology, Economics, Regional Planning, Anthropology, 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 in climate change socioeconomic adaptation.

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application materials must be submitted via the following website: The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by September 24, 2018

Required application materials include: 1) curriculum vitae including publication list, 2) three to five representative publications, 3) transcripts if the applicant is within five years of Ph.D. degree, 4) research statement, 5) teaching statement and philosophy, 6) statement of future research plans relevant to climate change socioeconomic adaptation, 7) Statement of Contributions to Diversity, and 8) the names, addresses, including e-mail, of four (4) professional references. Additional inquiries should be directed to Luis Eduardo Guarnizo, Search Committee Chair, Community and Regional Development, Department of Human Ecology, UC Davis:, 530-219-6158.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC Davis conducts a reference check on all finalists for tenured positions. The reference check involves contacting the administration of the applicant?s previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University?s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Davis requires all applicants for any open search for assistant/associate/full professor to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled ?Authorization to Release Information? into RECRUIT as part of their application. If an applicant does not include the signed authorization with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete, and as with any incomplete application, will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists considered for positions with tenure or security of employment will be subject to reference checks. The form can be found here:

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.

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.

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 expecting to earn the U.S. Department of Education?s ?Hispanic Serving Institution? designation by 2018-2019. 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.

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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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Davis, CA

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae Including Publication List - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • 3-5 Representative publications Pub#1

  • Pub#2

  • Pub#3

  • Pub#4 (Optional)

  • Pub#5 (Optional)

  • Transcript if within five years of Ph.D Degree (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching and Philosophy

  • Research Statement

  • Statement of future Research plans relevant to climate change socioeconomic adaptation

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.

  • Authorization to Release Information form -

Reference requirements
  • 4-6 references required (contact information only)


Asst / Assoc Professor -CRD Climate Change Socioeconomic Adaptation