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Assistant Professor in Plant Biology: plant biochemistry

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Department of Plant Biology,
College of Biological Sciences,
University of California, Davis

The Department of Plant Biology, College of Biological Sciences, at the University of California, Davis, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of Plant Biochemistry. This position is intended for early career scientists who have and will continue to leverage modern technological advances in biochemistry or closely aligned disciplines. The Department seeks a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary scientist who will capitalize on our collective pursuit of research questions at a variety of scales (from the molecular and cellular to the whole plant and ecosystem level).

Candidates should have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Plant Biology, Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, or a related discipline, and have an outstanding record of research achievement. The successful candidate is expected to develop an independent program with emphasis on biochemistry-enabled interdisciplinary approaches. In addition, the Department of Plant Biology places a high priority on teaching and the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching and service missions of the Department and the College.

Candidates should provide names and addresses of three to five references and submit the following materials, online, at (a) cover letter, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) summary of research accomplishments (up to 2 pages), (d) clearly focused description of future research plans (up to 3 pages), (e) copies of major publications, (f) a one page statement of teaching experience, philosophy, and/or interest, and g) a one page diversity statement (see for guidelines:

Closing date: Open until filled; to assure full consideration, applications should be received no later than December 1, 2017.

Administrative contact: Lisa Blake (

The University of California, Davis, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Department encourages women and minorities to apply.
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Davis, CA

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Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

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

  • Summary of research accomplishments - up to 2 pages

  • Clearly focused description of future research plans - up to 3 pages

  • Copies of major publications

  • Statement of Teaching - one page statement of teaching experience, philosophy, and/or interest,

  • 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
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)