Lecturer appointment for Spring 2022

The UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies seeks to recruit a pool of qualified lecturers to teach graduate-level courses through its Transportation Technology & Policy (TTP) graduate group for Spring 2022.

Transportation Technology and Policy (TTP) is an interdisciplinary Graduate Group administered through the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS). It offers three degrees: MS Plan I, MS Plan II, and Ph.D. The TTP program provides an opportunity to do interdisciplinary research to address pressing transportation, environmental, economic, policy and social challenges facing California, the United States, and the world with students coming from a variety of disciplines to pursue either a technology or policy track.

Candidates must have an appropriate professional degree, e.g. doctorate degree; demonstrated teaching ability; a record of scholarly achievement in an area of expertise related to the subject area of transportation research and instruction.

Transportation Technology & Policy (TTP) is an Interdisciplinary Graduate Group program offering Master’s and Ph.D. degrees. The TTP graduate curriculum draws on a multitude of academic disciplines and the group utilizes participating faculty and temporary faculty to staff courses to maintain a top-quality academic program.

Criteria for appointment and reappointment will be evidence of teaching excellence (or, for first-time, relatively inexperienced candidates, the potential for excellence) in terms of the ability to present course material effectively, e.g., stimulating interest in and critical thought regarding the subject matter. Expertise in the subject matter will be evaluated based on the candidates’ letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, professional experience, teaching evaluations, training, and other evidence of professional attainment.

Courses open for recruitment, Spring 2022

  1. Course Title: Applied Data Analysis:Course Description: This course aims to provide students with the resources needed to examine, parse, and analyze datasets (with a specific aim for answering research questions).  This data analysis course covers a variety of concepts across disciplines of economics, statistics, and machine learning but with a specific emphasis on application.The concepts in the class include the exploration of data, gathering and cleaning of data.  The course delves into basic data analysis operations, including basics of examining and inspecting data (identifying data types, dealing with missing data and outliers, maintaining data integrity).  We will cover a range of regression analysis including parametric (OLS), semi-parametric (logistic), and non-parametric (GLM, kernel regressions) regressions.  Lastly, the students will apply the learned techniques to real data.  The class will cover a variety of datasets as examples to demonstrate how to use the software tools.
  2. Course Title: Transportation Planning and Policy
    Course Description: The objective of the course is to provide students with an in-depth understanding of transportation policy from the federal to the local level, largely from the US perspective but with some attention to international differences. The first section of the course examines the rationale for government intervention, the demand for transportation, and transportation equity and mobility justice. The second section covers concepts and theories about policy, including different types of policy instruments, responsibilities across different levels and branches of governments, the process of developing, adopting, and implementing policy, and policy evaluation. The final section of the course examines current policies and processes, starting with federal and state policy on vehicles and fuels, then moving to infrastructure policy at the federal, state, regional, and local levels, finishing with discussions of demand management strategies and freight policy.

See http://catalog.ucdavis.edu/programs/TTP/TTPcourses.html for course descriptions.

Qualifications

The UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies seeks to recruit a pool of qualified lecturers to teach a graduate-level courses through its Transportation Technology & Policy (TTP) graduate group during Academic Years 2019-20. These positions are dependent upon instructional needs. Salary and appointment level are commensurate with experience. Actual salary is based on percentage of appointment: One four-unit course = 33% appointment. These positions are covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

Candidates must have an appropriate professional degree, e.g. doctorate degree; demonstrated teaching ability; a record of scholarly achievement in an area of expertise related to the subject area of transportation research and instruction. Transportation Technology & Policy (TTP) is an Interdisciplinary Graduate Group program offering Master’s and Ph.D. degrees. The TTP graduate curriculum draws on a multitude of academic disciplines and the group utilizes participating faculty and temporary faculty to staff courses to maintain a top-quality academic program.

Criteria for appointment and reappointment will be evidence of teaching excellence (or, for first time, relatively inexperienced candidates, the potential for excellence) in terms of the ability to present course material effectively, e.g., stimulating interest in and critical thought regarding the subject matter. Expertise in the subject matter will be evaluated based on the candidates’ letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, professional experience, teaching evaluations, training, and other evidence of professional attainment.

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