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Assistant Professor of Agricultural Nematology

Application Window

Open date: December 8th, 2021

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Feb 15, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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.

Position description

As part of UC Davis’ commitment to hire leading research faculty with an outstanding commitment to teaching, research and service that will promote the success of historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities and address the needs of our increasingly diverse state and student population, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, at the University of California announces an Assistant Professor of Agricultural Nematology faculty position; 9-month in the Department of Entomology and Nematology.

Applications are encouraged from candidates with a strong background in any current or emerging area that will fit within our department’s disciplinary focus in agricultural nematology, defined broadly (see Responsibilities).

As one of the country’s leading R1 institutions, UC Davis seeks candidates with exceptional potential for research, teaching, and inclusive excellence. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the barriers preventing full participation of members from historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities in higher education, such as (but not limited to) women, underrepresented minorities, individuals self-identifying as LGBTQIA+, veterans, individuals with disabilities, economically disadvantaged groups, first-generation, undocumented students, or students with any intersections in between. Successful candidates will help advance UC Davis’ strategic goal of improving access and building an inclusive community for all marginalized populations. The successful candidate also will have an accomplished track record (calibrated to career stage) of teaching, research, or service activities addressing the needs of underrepresented minorities, and a clearly articulated vision of how their work at UC Davis will continue to contribute to the University’s mission of serving the needs of our diverse state and student population. Applicants’ track record of engagement and activity related to diversity, equal opportunity, and inclusion as well as their plans for future engagement will be a significant part of the overall evaluation of the candidate’s qualifications for a faculty appointment.

This is an academic year (9-month), Assistant Professor tenure-track position with teaching, research, outreach/engagement and service responsibilities and includes the expectation that the appointee will conduct mission-oriented research and outreach/engagement of relevance to the California Agricultural Experiment Station (https://caes.ucdavis.edu/research/aes).

Responsibilities:
The Department of Entomology and Nematology is seeking applicants that focus on agricultural nematology. The appointee is expected to establish a competitively funded research program in nematology to address critical or emerging issues in the field. We define agricultural nematology in the broadest sense. Thus, the successful candidate could conduct research in many areas, including but not limited to any of the following: population and/or community ecology of soil nematodes; response of nematode communities to changing climate or land use; chemical ecology of nematode-plant interactions; interactions of nematodes with beneficial and pathogenic soil microbes, invasion biology of plant-parasitic nematodes, nematode control through host plant resistance, cultural practices, biological, or chemical control; nematode sampling and diagnostics, evolution of nematode resistance to control measures; behavior of plant-parasitic nematodes; and biology and application of entomopathogenic nematodes in control of agricultural pests. The appointee will be responsible for teaching or co-teaching classes that could include an introductory course in nematology (NEM 110), an upper level undergraduate course on biology, ecology and management of plant and soil nematodes, a general course in animal biology (ABI 50A, 50B or 50C) and a graduate level course in soil ecology. The appointee will mentor graduate students and contribute to undergraduate advising. Participation in and development of public outreach and/or community engagement programs, and performance of departmental and university service is expected.

This recruitment is conducted at the assistant rank. The resulting hire will be at the assistant rank, regardless of the proposed appointee's qualifications.

Salary:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications:
The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by February 15, 2022

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,
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Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. or equivalent degree in nematology, entomology, or related fields of biological or environmental science at the time of appointment.

Preferred qualifications

Evidence of research excellence is expected. The candidate should have the ability to develop and instruct undergraduate and graduate courses and the ability to develop and conduct extramurally funded research.
Post-doctoral experience is preferred.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae including publication list - Your most recently updated C.V. with publication list

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research Accomplishments

  • Statement of Teaching Accomplishments and Philosophy

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

  • Publication #1 - Please upload one completed publications

  • Publication #2 - Please upload one completed publication
    (Optional)

  • Publication #3 - Please upload one completed publication
    (Optional)

  • Transcripts if the applicant is within five years of Ph.D. degree - In order to receive all information from each candidate, this is a required document.

    If you are within five years of receiving your Ph.D., please upload your transcripts.

    If you are beyond five years of obtaining your Ph.D. degree, please upload a document just stating you are beyond five years of receiving your Ph.D.

  • Statement of future research plans

  • Authorization to Release Information form - Please download this form and upload the completed/signed form in this area.
    If you have issues, please email phoenixhr@ucdavis.edu for assistance.

    https://aadocs.ucdavis.edu/your-resources/forms-and-checklists/forms/ARF.pdf

Reference requirements
  • 4-6 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04609

Help contact: mttuccori@ucdavis.edu

Campus Information

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals’ with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UC Davis positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available at: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify

The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) is committed to inclusive excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. UC Davis celebrates the multi-cultural diversity of its community by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment demonstrated through a variety of resources and programs available to academics, staff, and students. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values of UC Davis that are embedded within our Principles of Community and are tied with how to best serve our student population. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can best be fully realized by members of our academic community who share our commitment to these values, which are included in our Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Vision, our strategic plan: “To Boldly Go,” our Principles of Community, the Office of Academic Affairs’ Mission Statement, and the UC Board of Regents Policy 4400: Policy on University of California Diversity Statement. UC Davis is making important progress towards our goal of achieving federal designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offers a plethora of resources on their website, and the Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (HEDI) has outlined similar goals in their Anti-Racism and DEI Action Plan.” There are a plethora of links available on the About Us webpage where you can learn more about our Administration, Diversity and Inclusion, Rankings, Locations, Native American Land Acknowledgement, Sustainability, Visiting UC Davis, UC Davis Health, and Campus Safety.

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As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for applicable deadlines. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Davis, CA