Endowed Chair of Engineering
University of California Davis College of Engineering
United States

Teller Endowed Chair

Job #JPF05335

Application Window

Open date: October 21, 2022

Next review date: Tuesday, Nov 22, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Mar 31, 2023 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.

Position description


The College of Engineering at the University of California, Davis, is recruiting internally for a full-time faculty member to serve as the holder of the Edward Teller Chair. As stipulated in the revised (2008) endowment agreement, a nationally recognized faculty member shall be appointed to the Edward Teller Chair in the College of Engineering without regard to administrative position or department and the faculty member appointed shall have outstanding academic skills, leadership qualities, and a nationally recognized record of applied scientific accomplishment. Distributions from the endowment will be made available for travel, supplies, equipment and other expenses (e.g., student support) related to research and teaching. The appointment will be reviewed every 5 years per regularly established University procedures for endowed chair/professorship appointments (APM 191, UCD 191). It is expected that the holder will advance appropriately through the faculty ranks on the basis of their scholarly activities, teaching and University and public service.

The holder will have the following responsibilities:
• Engage in teaching and scholarly activities in engineering
• Provide leadership and be fully engaged in the holder's Department(s)
• Enhance the academic and intellectual life of the campus as a whole
• Provide an annual report to the Dean of the College of Engineering on activities supported by the endowment

Review of applications will begin on November 22, 2022; the position will remain open until filled. Applicants must submit the complete set of nomination materials by November 22, 2022 for full consideration.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• Be an existing tenured full professor (100% appointment) in the UC Davis College of Engineering with a nationally recognized record of applied scientific accomplishment of demonstrable quality and impact (0% WOS additional appointment in another College is acceptable).
• Strong linkage between the candidate's research and the College's Strategic Research Vision https://engineering.ucdavis.edu/engineering-research.
• Demonstrated leadership and engagement in campus & professional activities.
• Plan for use of the endowment funds (currently est. ~$50,000/year).

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • MIV Dossier - MIV Publication, Graduate Advising, Grant, & Service record from most recent review cycle
  • Honors and Awards Record - List of honors, grants, and other metrics indicating applied scientific accomplishments
  • Teaching Record - MIV teaching record for most recent 3 years
  • Funding Plan - Proposed plan for use of the endowment funds (<1 pg)
  • Statement of Research - Description of the candidate's research and scholarship related to applied scientific accomplishment (<2 pg)
  • Statement of Leadership - Description of leadership in department, college, campus, and professional activities (<1 pg)
  • 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 https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.
Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05335

Help contact: saboliver@ucdavis.edu

Campus Information

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals’ with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UC Davis positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available at: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify

The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) is committed to inclusive excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. UC Davis celebrates the multi-cultural diversity of its community by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment demonstrated through a variety of resources and programs available to academics, staff, and students. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values of UC Davis that are embedded within our Principles of Community and are tied with how to best serve our student population. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can best be fully realized by members of our academic community who share our commitment to these values, which are included in our Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Vision, our strategic plan: “To Boldly Go,” our Principles of Community, the Office of Academic Affairs’ Mission Statement, and the UC Board of Regents Policy 4400: Policy on University of California Diversity Statement. UC Davis is making important progress towards our goal of achieving federal designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offers a plethora of resources on their website, and the Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (HEDI) has outlined similar goals in their Anti-Racism and DEI Action Plan.” There are a plethora of links available on the About Us webpage where you can learn more about our Administration, Diversity and Inclusion, Rankings, Locations, Native American Land Acknowledgement, Sustainability, Visiting UC Davis, UC Davis Health, and Campus Safety.

The university is consistently ranked among the top institutions in the world for campus sustainability practices by the UI Green Metric World University Rankings. UC Davis is focused on achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and repeatedly shown its commitment to preserving a healthy and sustainable environment for generations to come.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for applicable deadlines. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.


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