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Adjunct Professor - Department of Plant Sciences

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 31st, 2018
Last review date: November 14th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: February 28th, 2019
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Plant Sciences in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis is recruiting for an Adjunct Professor in Plant Sciences. The appointee is will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate classes. In addition, the appointee will participate in advising graduate student as well as maintaining an active research program.

The candidate will regularly participate in teaching courses that support the International Agricultural Development Graduate Group and undergraduate majors offered by the department. Specific examples of possible teaching contributions include:

PLS 007. Just coffee (4 units).
IAD 298. Directed Group Study - Research Methodologies (4 units).
BIT 171. Professionalism and Ethics in Genomics and Biotechnology (3 units).

In addition, the department anticipates that there will be multiple opportunities to participate as instructor, co-instructor, or guest lecturer in several other courses as well.

SERVICE: Appointee to participate in advising graduate students, including as a major professor, thesis/dissertation committee member, and qualifying exam committee member. Appointee will also be expected to supervise undergraduate research and to serve on departmental and graduate group committees.

RESEARCH: Appointee to maintain an active research program which will provide excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations with other faculty both within and outside of the department.

Ph.D. in plant sciences, international agricultural development or equivalent degree in horticulture, agronomy, soil science, or a related field. The candidate should have the experience to develop and instruct undergraduate and graduate courses and experience in teaching and mentoring students. Evidence of research excellence is expected. Candidates to have established international relationships with industry, community organizations and relevant State of California and federal agencies are required

Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Successful candidate will be expected to secure extramural funding and grants to cover salary.

Job location

Davis, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 4-6 letters of reference required

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