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: advance the enterprise of the department in a productive and collegial manner while maintaining an inclusive environment; oversight of the professional development and performance of the faculty and staff; administrative oversight responsibility for the budget; allocation of research and office space; oversight for maintenance of facilities and department equipment; and oversight of university health and safety standards; collaboration with the other department chairs served by the same administrative cluster (Cluster Five). 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. The chair is expected to uphold the UC Davis Principles of Community as well as campus policies, college objectives, and campus goals for diversification of the faculty/staff/student workforce.
Basic Qualification: 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. The candidate is expected to have a record of strong teaching/mentoring of undergraduates and graduates, and evidence of successful and committed university and public service. Experience in conducting or supporting publicly engaged scholarship through research and/or teaching is desired.
Internal Number: JPF02028
About University of California, Davis
Human Ecology, the newest Department within the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, unites around research and curricula focusing on the human ecology of people and place: the human experience that includes the individual, institutions, the community, schools, families, and relationships between people and their environment. This human environment is both social and ecological, and includes different social groups, institutions, built landscapes, ecologies, and physical settings. Our work ranges from studies of individual human health and behavior to analysis of community processes and design to considerations of bioregions and global processes. We explicitly focus on social and environmental problems, and solutions to those problems, with particular attention to issues of equity, health, and sustainability.Human Ecology is administratively within the CAES Cheddar cluster.