Want to change the world, today? Join us at the Energy Efficiency Center. We are recruiting for key leadership, research and staff career positions in our renowned Transportation and Energy Research programs.

Lecturer -- Winter and Spring Quarters

The UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies has an opening for a lecturer to teach two graduate courses in Winter Quarter 2014 (January 3-March 22, 2014) and in Spring Quarter 2014 (March 27-June 12, 2014).

The Winter course is Economics of Energy Efficiency and Mitigation of Climate Change.   The course focuses on the demand for energy-related services, that is, how to provide those services at lower costs to individuals and society but with less destructive environmental impacts. The course explores the key economic considerations of energy efficiency,   and the closely-related aspects of climate change mitigation and adaptation. The course covers energy investment statistics and their unique features. It also explores the categories of market failures, with special emphasis on quantification of principal-agent problems.  Principles of behavioral economics are incorporated into the examples.  The impact of individual and societal discount rates on energy and environmental decisions will also be explored. Linkages between energy and climate economics are quantified. Policy examples are drawn from transportation technologies, including autos, trucks, and trains.

 The Spring course is Special Topics in Energy Efficiency of Urban Systems.  The course explores impact of technology choices and policy decisions on energy demand long-term energy demand.  The course will examine in detail three specific technology policies in transport, buildings, and urban planning, tracking their costs and energy requirements from construction to operation to demolition.  The course brings together concepts in Life Cycle Analysis, Energy Consumption Analysis, and forecasting.

Qualifications:  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 energy efficiency research, publications in peer-reviewed journals, and experience in instruction.

To apply: Submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and the name and contact information of three teaching references to: ttpteaching@ucdavis.eduTo ensure full consideration, applications should be received by December 5, 2013.

These positions are covered by a collective bargaining agreement. UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

About our programs

Our offices are located in the brand-new West Village at UC Davis, the nation's largest planned zero-net-energy community.

You will work in partnership  with leading innovators in sustainable transportation energy research, where results move from university to industry practice and public policy in the span of months, not lifetimes.

You could live steps from your office in an energy-efficient home, in a vibrant university town located 10 miles from the California capital and 90 minutes from the San Francisco Bay Area.

All these research groups are co-located at UC Davis West Village: