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Assistant Professor of Human Development & Family Studies

University of California, Davis
California, United States
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
May 18, 2018

Assistant Professor of Human Development. The Department of Human Ecology, in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis is recruiting an Assistant Professor of Human Development with an emphasis in Adult Development and Aging. This is an academic year (9-month), Assistant Professor tenure-track position with teaching, research, outreach/engagement and service responsibilities and includes the expectation that the appointee will conduct mission-oriented research and outreach/engagement of relevance to the California Agricultural Experiment Station

The Department of Human Ecology is seeking applicants that focus on Adult Development and Aging with emphasis on any one or more of the following domains of human development: biological, environmental, sociocultural, mental health, and neurocognitive.  Potential applicants whose work focuses on these and related topics in diverse populations and/or who are interested in health disparities in adult development and aging are particularly encouraged to apply. The appointee is expected to establish a competitively funded research program to address critical or emerging issues in adult development and aging. The appointee will teach three courses per academic year; the specific courses will vary from year to year, based on programmatic needs, and will encompass both core courses (undergraduate and graduate) in human development (e.g., HDE 100C - Adulthood and Aging; HDE 200C - Development in Adulthood) as well as specialty courses in appointee's area of expertise. The appointee will be a member of the Graduate Group in Human Development, serving as a research mentor for graduate students. Participation in and development of outreach/engagement programs, and performance of departmental and university service is expected. This position is expected to work with Cooperative Extension educators and partners in allied industries. 

Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Human Development, Psychology, Sociology, Education, 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 adulthood and aging.  

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) up to three publications, 3) transcripts if the applicant is within five years of Ph.D. degree, 4) statement of research accomplishments, 5) statement of teaching accomplishments and philosophy, 6) statement of future research plans relevant to adult development and aging,  7) Statement of Contributions to Diversity, and 8) the names, addresses, including e-mail, of four professional references. Additional inquiries should be directed to Dr. Lisa M.S. Miller and/or Dr. Beth A. Ober, Search Committee Co-Chairs, Human Development and Family Studies, Department of Human Ecology, UC Davis:, 530-752-3955;, 530-752-6934.  

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. 

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