Lecturer for Transportation, Technology and Policy, Spring 2021
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 Spring 2021. 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, Spring 2021: Course Title: Behavioral Theories Seminar This course examines theories of behavior and their application to understanding travel behavior. Theories of behavior draw on economics, psychology, and sociology to provide a foundation for research in individual decision-making. Theoretical approaches covered in this course include utility maximization, behavioral economics, heuristics, planned behavior, social networks, stages of change, and others.
Course Title: Applied Data Analysis 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.
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