[URBANTH-L] JOB: Assistant Professor, Community and Regional Development (UC Davis)

Angela Jancius jancius at ohio.edu
Wed Mar 5 10:03:06 EST 2008

University of California, Davis
Assistant Professor, Community and Regional Development
Director, Center for the Study of Regional Change

Position Description: The Community Studies and Development Program, and the 
Center for the Study of Regional Change (CSRC), both within the College of 
Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, 
Davis, are seeking to hire a new tenure track faculty member and Director of 
the CSRC, whose research and teaching will contribute to an emerging area of 
emphasis on regional governance of community and regional developmental 
processes. The candidate hired for this position will also be expected to 
provide intellectual and administrative leadership for the Center for the 
Study of Regional Change by economic, policy, environmental and planning 
opportunities and challenges associated with regional change. Located on the 
UC Davis campus, the Center is in close proximity to the California state 
capitol, a state governmental seat that presides over the sixth largest 
economy in the world. Center researchers have opportunity to interface 
directly with governmental and non-governmental entities working on regional 
issues. UC Davis is in the heart of the Central Valley, which is the fastest 
growing region of the state with a population likely to triple in 40 years. 
Although the Center's primary focus will be on California's Central Valley 
and Sierra Nevada, it will also facilitate comparative studies of regional 

The position is 50% as Director of the Center, and 50% tenure track faculty 
member (hired at the Assistant Professor level) in the Community Studies and 
Development Program; The faculty position is an academic year (9-month) 
appointment; fiscal year (11-month) term appointments in the Agricultural 
Experiment Station (AES) to be offered and continued based on academic 
personnel review. Faculty members who hold AES appointments have a 
responsibility to conduct research and outreach relevant to the mission of 
the California Agricultural Experiment Station.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree in city and regional planning, environmental 
planning, landscape architecture, political science, public policy, public 
administration, sociology, economics, geography, or anthropology or a 
related academic discipline. Candidates will be expected to develop a strong 
research program and the ability to teach courses at the undergraduate and 
graduate levels. Candidates should also demonstrate experience or the 
potential ability to run a research, policy, and outreach organization 
related to the following goals of the CSRC.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and achievements within the Assistant 
Professor and Academic Administrator ranks at the University of California.

Appointment Date: Applications will be reviewed with the expectation that 
the appointee will be available for service on or about July 1, 2008.

Applications: Candidates should begin the application process by registering 
online at https://secure.caes.ucdavis.edu/Recruitment/. Inquiries should be 
directed to the chair of the recruitment committee:

                        Chris Benner, Associate Professor, Community Studies 
and Development
                        (530) 754-8799, ccbenner at ucdavis.edu

Applicants should submit the following information online: curriculum vitae; 
statement of research and teaching interests  and background; statement on 
leadership experience or potential relevant to directing the CSRC, copies of 
relevant manuscripts, publications, and reports and names, addresses, 
telephone numbers, and email addresses of four references. The position will 
remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be 
received by April 30, 2008.

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal 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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