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The faculty are the brains of the University. All of the faculty can teach classes, but some work solely in research or with the Cooperative Extension. Faculty also includes those instructors without [wikipedia]tenure, but they are treated much differently than tenured and tenure-track faculty, who also do research as part of their job. Untenured tenure-track faculty have a rank of Assistant Professor, while tenured faculty have a rank of Associate Professor or Professor. However, the title "Professor" is usually used by most students to refer to those faculty who teach. Some people believe that grad students are considered "Junior Faculty". This may just be apocryphal, but it describes the purpose of graduate school, which is to produce more professors, depending on the field. Some professors are far more focused on their research than on teaching, which leads to UC Undergrad Neglect. In general though, professors are approachable people who are very interesting to talk to — so interesting that they have produced the vast majority of quips on the Memorable Quotes page.

New faculty should head over to the [WWW]UCD New Faculty Network to find ways to meet up with other new faculty (e.g., monthly happy hours).

Associations:

Also see Professors and Teaching Assistants.


UC Davis Teaching Faculty by Gender, Fall 2006

Rank Female Male Total
Full Professors * 257 887 1,144
Associate Professors * 148 262 410
Assistant Professors * 236 290 526
Lecturers 182 168 350
Other Teaching Faculty 2 27 29
Total Teaching Faculty 825 1,634 2,459

UC Davis Teaching Faculty by Ethnicity, Fall 2006

Ethnicity Full Professors* Associate Professors* Assistant Professors* Lecturers Other Teaching Faculty Total
African-American/Black 11 8 11 6 1 37
American Indian/Native American 5 1 8 0 0 14
Chinese/Chinese-American 1 56 33 74 13 1 177
East Indian/Pakistani 1 36 19 26 3 0 84
Filipino/Filipino-American 1 3 3 8 2 0 16
Japanese/Japanese-American 1 17 10 15 8 1 51
Other Asian 1 16 8 24 3 0 51
Mexican/Mexican-Amer./Chicano 2 15 10 10 7 0 42
Latin-American/Latino 2 21 11 13 6 0 51
Other Hispanic 2 3 2 4 4 0 13
White/Caucasian 949 299 303 282 26 1,859
Ethnicity Unknown 12 6 30 16 0 64
Total 1,144 410 526 350 29 2,459

* Denotes tenure-track positions
1 In graphic below, included in "Asian" category.
2 In graphic below, included in "Hispanic" category.

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2007-05-07 11:09:13   I think that the stats and such should go on a subpage. It's enough to just state overall demographic trends and let the reader look at the actual numbers only if they want to. This would reduce clutter and improve readability. Maybe I'll get around to it if I decide to procrastinate on studying some more. —WilliamLewis

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