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.
UC Davis is the home of the Aggies — go-getters, change makers and problem solvers who make their mark at one of the top public universities in the United States. Since we first opened in 1908, we’ve been known for standout academics, sustainability and Aggie Pride as well as valuing the Northern California lifestyle. These themes are woven into our 100-plus-year history and our reputation for solving problems related to food, health, the environment and society.Our 5,300-acre campus is in the city of Davis, a vibrant college town of about 68,000 located in Yolo County. The state capital is 20 minutes away, and world-class destinations such as the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and the Napa Valley are within a two-hour drive.