Free open Job in North, South & Central America Assistant Professor of Human Ecology at University of California, Davis

Faculty Position Announcement:  

As part of UC Davis’ commitment to hire leading research faculty with an outstanding commitment to teaching, research and service that will promote the success of historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities and address the needs of our increasingly diverse state and student population, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, at the University of California announces an Assistant Professor of Human Ecology faculty position (9-month) in the Department of Human Ecology. Applications are encouraged from candidates with a strong background in poverty and inequality on families and/or individuals. The area of specialization is open, including community and neighborhood context such as: housing insecurity, insufficient health care resources, few open spaces for play or outdoor activity. The Department is also open to multiple human (e.g., social, health, cognitive, emotional), development (e.g., prenatal, early childhood, middle childhood, adolescence, adulthood, aging) or family (e.g., romantic, sibling, parent-child) level outcomes. Criteria for appointment include: a Ph.D. or equivalent in Psychology, Nutrition, Education, Sociology, Demography, Public Health or a related field, a record of excellence in scholarly research, and demonstrable potential to establish a competitively funded research program.  

This is an academic year (9-month), Assistant Professor tenure-track position with teaching, research, and service responsibilities and includes the expectation that the appointee will contribute to the Center for Poverty Research ( 

As one of the country’s leading R1 institutions, UC Davis seeks candidates with exceptional potential for research, teaching, and inclusive excellence. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the barriers preventing full participation of members from historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities in higher education, such as (but not limited to) women, underrepresented minorities, individuals self-identifying as LGBTQIA+, veterans, individuals with disabilities, economically disadvantaged groups, first-generation, undocumented students, or students with any intersections in between. Successful candidates will help advance UC Davis’ strategic goal of improving access and building an inclusive community for all marginalized populations. The successful candidate also will have an accomplished track record (calibrated to career stage) of teaching, research, or service activities addressing the needs of underrepresented minorities, and a clearly articulated vision of how their work at UC Davis will continue to contribute to the University’s mission of serving the needs of our diverse state and student population. Applicants’ track record of engagement and activity related to diversity, equal opportunity, and inclusion as well as their plans for future engagement will be a significant part of the overall evaluation of the candidate’s qualifications for a faculty appointment. 

Applicants should submit materials via the following website:  Additional inquiries can be directed to Dr. Lenna Ontai, Search Committee Chair, Human Development and Family Studies, Department of Human Ecology, UC Davis: The position will remain open until filled but to ensure consideration, applications should be received by January 4, 2021. 

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.