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Assistant Professor of Climate Adaptation: Plant Genomics

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Description

The Department of Plant Sciences in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis is recruiting an Assistant Professor of Climate Change Adaptation with an emphasis on using genomic approaches to understand plant adaptation to changing climates so as to inform breeding, restoration and/or management strategies in agricultural or natural systems. This is an academic year (9-month), tenure track, Assistant Professor position that includes the expectation of mission-oriented research and outreach relevant to the California Agricultural Experiment Station (AES).

The successful candidate will collaborate with existing departmental colleagues who have expertise in ecosystem restoration and management, evolution and ecology, crop production and management, plant physiology, post-harvest biology and technology, and crop improvement and genetics, and with other colleagues on campus working on climate adaptation, including five who are being hired as part of this climate adaptation cluster hire.

The appointee is expected to establish a competitively funded research program in plant genomics to address critical or emerging scientific questions and/or societal issues in plant adaptation to a changing climate. The appointee will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate classes which, depending on expertise, could include classes such Population Genetics in a Changing Environment (ECL 242), Agriculture and the Environment (PLS 101), Genes and Gene Expression (BIS 101), Taxonomy and Ecology of Environmental Plant Families (ENH 105), or Genetics and Plant Conservation (ENH 150). The typical teaching expectation is 2 courses per year. Participation in departmental and university service is expected.

Qualifications:

Ph.D. or equivalent degree in plant science, genetics, genomics, ecology, evolution, or a related field. Post-doctoral experience is preferred. 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 using genomic approaches to understand plant adaptation to changing climates so as to inform breeding, restoration and/or management strategies in agricultural or natural systems. Candidates with a willingness to build relationships with relevant State of California and federal agencies, farmers, land and resource managers, plant breeding companies and other stakeholders are desired.

Salary:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications:
Application materials must be submitted via the following website: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu. The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by October 15, 2017.

Required application materials include: 1) curriculum vitae including publication list, 2) up to three publications, 3) transcripts if the applicant is within five years of Ph.D. degree, 4) statement of research accomplishments, 5) statement of teaching accomplishments and philosophy, 6) statement of future research plans relevant to the position 7) Statement of Contributions to Diversity, and 8) the names, addresses, including e-mail, of four professional references. Additional inquiries should be directed to the search committee chair, Mary L. Cadenasso (mlcadenasso@ucdavis.edu).

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities can contact University of California, Davis, Accessibility Services with questions at http://accessibility.ucdavis.edu/index.html

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Job location

Davis, CA

Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research - Research accomplishments.

  • Statement of Teaching - Teaching accomplishments and philosophy.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/diversity/equity_inclusion/index.html for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.

  • Transcripts - These are required if within 5 years of Ph.D. degree.

  • Provide copies of your top 3 most important research publications. - Publication #1

  • Publication #2

  • Publication #3

  • Statement of Future Research Plans Relevant to the Position.

Reference requirements
  • 4 required (contact information only)