Assistant Professor of Teaching in Remote Sensing
University of California Davis
United States

Assistant Professor of Teaching in Remote Sensing

Job #JPF03099
  • Agricultural and Environmental Sciences - BIOLOGICAL & AG ENGINEERING

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 20th, 2019

Next review date: Sunday, Dec 15, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, May 1, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

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.


The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor of Teaching (Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE)), comparable to a tenure-track assistant professor appointment. Professor of Teaching faculty are Academic Senate faculty members whose expertise and responsibilities center on undergraduate education and scholarly analysis/improvement of teaching methods. The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching both lower and upper division undergraduate Agricultural Sensing and Data Science lecture and laboratory courses (up to six courses per year) including AET 60 (Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Systems for Agriculture and Environmental Science), AET 100 (Smart Control Systems for Agricultural and Environmental Technologies), ABT/AET 121 (Controlled Environments), ABT/AET 181N (Concepts and Methods in Geographic Information Systems), ABT/AET 182 (Environmental Analysis Using GIS) and AET 180 (Data Analytics for Agricultural and Environmental Technologies) along with others in the Applied Biological Systems Technology, Biological Systems Engineering, and Agricultural and Environmental Technology (proposed) undergraduate and graduate programs. They will also be expected to play a leadership role in the scholarship of teaching and learning, working with other faculty to develop, implement and assess new pedagogical initiatives. Qualified applicants must have a PhD in Engineering or a BS in Engineering with a PhD in a scientific field, preferably with postgraduate experience. Other preferred qualifications include documented success in some or all of the following areas as related to Agricultural Sensing and Data Science: teaching large undergraduate classes, use of evidence based teaching practices, use of modern instructional technology including virtual models, ability to identify and develop effective teaching strategies for diverse student populations, conducting Agricultural Sensing and Data Science education research, especially as related to spatiotemporal technologies, as consistent with a successful discipline-based education research program. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Closing date: open until filled, but all application materials must be received by 15 December 2019 to be assured full consideration. Applicants should submit materials online at: Please include your curriculum vitae, cover letter, a description of your research background (not to exceed two pages), statement of current and proposed teaching and science education research (not to exceed four pages), a statement describing your contributions to and future plans for activities that promote diversity, equity and inclusion, and the names and contact information of 4 references.

Additional information on this position is available at Inquiries regarding the application process should be directed to Shaunte Hill, Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA, 95616, email For questions concerning the position, contact the recruitment advisory committee chair, Prof. David Slaughter, at For information about the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, please see: and

The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women and minorities. UC Davis is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Award for gender equity. UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus.

Job location

Davis, CA

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research Background - Not to exceed two pages

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

  • Evidence of Professional Achievement - Electronic Publications and/or creative activities


  • Evidence of Curricular Innovation (Optional)

  • Statement of Current and Proposed Teaching and Science Education Research - Not to exceed four pages

  • Record of Teaching (in Agricultural Sensing and Data Science) (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 4-6 required (contact information only)

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