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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: The department has 38 academic faculty professors and specialists in cooperative extension , is responsible for delivering curricula in four undergraduate majors Community and Regional Development, Human Development, Landscape Architecture, and Sustainable Environmental Design and is the administrative home for three graduate groups Community Development, Human Development, and Geography.
Faculty study multiple domains of human development throughout the lifespan, including cognition, emotion, physical, social, and biological as these are influenced by various contexts and systems including neighborhoods, families, peers, schools, and programs; community development processes and institutions as these are shaped by culture, ethnicity and political economy; and the role of the built environment and associated planning processes in supporting sustainable development and healthy, equitable communities.
For more see https: The position of department chair will be for a five-year term with the option for renewal. An administrative stipend and summer compensation will be provided during the term.
In addition, the chair position comes with financial support to assist with running a research program. The responsibilities of the chair appointment include: The chair has final responsibility for assignment of faculty teaching responsibilities. The chair has responsibility for participating in development fund raising and stewardship activities on behalf of the department. The chair is part of the leadership team of the college and will participate in appropriate meetings and service.
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. 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 March 26, Required application materials include: Additional inquiries should be directed to search committee co-chairs David Campbell dave. University of California, Davis, and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 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 respect for differences based on gender, cultural ethnicity, level of disability, and sexual orientation.
We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.