Department Chair and Professor of Human Ecology

University of California, Davis
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The University of California, Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is
pleased to announce an open recruitment for a tenured professor and chair of the Department of Human Ecology. The chair position offers an excellent opportunity to build innovative scholarly collaboration across disciplines in pursuit of healthy, equitable, and sustainable development at multiple scales: individual, community, region, and beyond. UC Davis is one of the top ten public universities in the country and is located a short drive away from Sacramento, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the Napa Valley. As part of the top ranked College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, our department plays an integral role in addressing the human dimensions of major societal challenges identified in the college’s strategic plan, including sustainable agriculture and food systems, ecosystem viability, equitable and healthy communities, and climate change.
This full professor tenured position is an academic year position with teaching, research,
outreach/engagement and service expectations and includes the expectation that the appointee will conduct mission-oriented research and outreach/engagement of relevance to the California Agricultural Experiment Station (


Criteria for appointment: Ph.D. or equivalent in a social science discipline relevant to any of the three units in our interdisciplinary department: community and regional development, human development, landscape architecture and environmental design. Evidence of excellence in research, education (instruction and mentoring) and university and professional service are expected. The individual should be a recognized expert with a research program that aligns with the interdisciplinary research foci of the department. Administrative experiences and skills are expected commensurate with the capacity to chair a large and diverse department of faculty, students and staff.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time

University of California, Davis
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616
United States

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