Lecturer for Transportation, Technology and Policy, Winter 2021

Direct link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03754

Candidates can apply during: 8/31/20-10/31/2020.

Position Description

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 Fall 2020.
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, a current curriculum vitae, professional experience, teaching evaluations, training, and other evidence of professional attainment.

Courses Open for Recruitment, Winter 2021:

Course Title: Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning

Course Description: Walking and bicycling are essential travel modes that provide numerous societal benefits. Students will explore and critique the practice of bike and pedestrian planning and examine current research on walking, bicycling, and emerging forms of micromobility. Students can expect a mix of lectures, discussion, project-based work, and field trips.

Course Title: Energy and Transportation Modeling for Policy Analysis

Course Description: The course will familiarize students with building energy models for policy analysis, with an emphasis on the Transportation sector. Energy systems modeling covers a wide gamut of energy sectors and some of the most important elements (transportation, electricity, fuels, resources, infrastructure) will be reviewed in the course. The primary aim of the course will be on understanding the elements and techniques for modeling transportation energy usage, from vehicle technology to fuel supply and interactions with policy.

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

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