University of California, Davis — Professor and Director of the UC Davis California Lighting Technology Center

Professor and Director of the UC Davis California Lighting Technology Center
Rosenfeld Chair in Energy Efficiency
Department of Design
University of California, Davis

The University of California, Davis, seeks an accomplished Architect, Lighting Designer or Academic with experience in energy-efficient lighting or daylighting to lead the UC Davis California Lighting Technology Center as Faculty Director at the Associate or Full Professor rank in the Department of Design. The Director will also hold the prestigious Arthur H. Rosenfeld Chair in Energy Efficiency for a term of 5 years with the possibility of reappointment.

To be considered, applicants should have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent terminal degree (Masters) in a relevant field such as Architecture, Industrial Design, Interior Design or Lighting Design. Candidates will have significant record of professional practice and/or academic accomplishment in sustainability/energy efficiency in one of the following disciplines (lighting/daylighting design, interior/architectural design, product/industrial design) as well as strong experience in a teaching/training environment. Candidates must have demonstrated leadership and administrative experience in a group research, professional design or innovation environment. The applicant must be qualified to be appointed to the tenured title of Associate or Full Professor. The applicant must also have exceptional interpersonal and networking skills and the ability to work effectively with individuals representing a diversity of backgrounds, interests, and positions both within and outside the University of California.

Submit required materials on-line at RECRUIT,   Required materials include: a cover letter; curriculum vitae including publication list and creative projects/professional practice; a statement of teaching and research interests, relevant to the discipline of Design; a statement describing vision for the CLTC and leadership experience, including fundraising; the names and addresses (including e-mail and telephone numbers) of five references; an authorization to release information form; and a Statement of Contributions to Diversity that highlights past efforts to encourage diversity (, which may include description of previous activities mentoring women, minorities, students with disabilities, or other under-represented groups, and proven past commitment to improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students.

Inquiries prior to application due date should be directed to:

Professor Christina Cogdell
Chair, Department of Design
University of California at Davis
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 754-7174

Review of applications begins November 1, 2019, and the search continues until the position is filled; start date of July 1, 2020.

UC Davis supports family-friendly recruitments and Work-Life Program.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC Davis conducts a reference check on all finalists for tenured positions.  The reference check involves contacting the administration of the applicant’s previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Davis requires all applicants for any open search for associate/full professor to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If an applicant does not include the signed authorization with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete; as with any incomplete application, the candidate will be notified and given a chance to supply the missing authorization, but in the absence of this the application will not receive further consideration.  Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists considered for positions with tenure or security of employment will be subject to reference checks.

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community.  We welcome all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.