Assistant Professor of Community and Regional Development – University of California, Davis

Assistant Professor of Community and Regional Development – Urban and Metropolitan Development


Open date: September 1st, 2015

Next review date: December 31st, 2015
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: June 30th, 2016
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Specific Description: The CRD program of the Department of Human Ecology at the University of California, Davis announces an opening for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level. This position will focus on socio-economic development and policy formation at the rural-urban interface. Urban areas and metropolitan regions, as centers of production, consumption, political decision-making, and population settlement, constitute a critical factor for social and environmental stability and change locally, nationally, and transnationally. The faculty member should have strong quantitative capabilities and have research experience in urban and metropolitan processes, including social inequality, labor markets and processes, and migration. This faculty member would be able to conduct research across disciplines (e.g., geography, city planning, public policy, sociology, economics, and political science). The successful candidate will address issues regarding what factors, processes, and policies (from local to state to national to transnational levels) can best promote environmentally-sound, socially equitable, sustainable and resilient urban development. This Assistant Professor position will include an appointment in the Agricultural Experiment Station. Faculty members who hold an Agricultural Experiment Station appointment have a responsibility to conduct research and outreach relevant to the mission of the land grant university. As assigned by the department chair, the candidate will be expected to contribute by teaching required courses and core electives in one or more of these programs, such as CRD 141 (Organization of Economic Space), CRD 156 (Community Economic Development), CRD 157 (Politics and Community Development), CRD 242 (Community Development Organizations), and CRD 245 (Political Economy of Urban and Regional Development).

Qualifications: Candidates must hold a doctoral degree or equivalent in a social science or related discipline, including sociology, rural sociology, geography, city and regional planning, political science, public policy, economics, and anthropology. Applicants should have a demonstrated potential for, or record of excellence in teaching and mentoring students. The successful candidate will hold a faculty appointment in the Human Ecology Department and will be a member of the CRD unit.


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