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Assistant/Associate Professor of Grassland Ecology and Management

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 4th, 2018
Next review date: November 30th, 2018
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: January 31st, 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.

Description

The Department of Plant Sciences in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis is recruiting an academic year (9-month), tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Grassland Ecology and Management.

Grasslands represent some of Earth’s most expansive and diverse biomes, supporting the livelihoods of millions of people. Grasslands are sensitive to the interacting drivers of climate, grazing, and fire – and to human alteration of these natural disturbance regimes, as well as the introduction of invasive species. The conservation and sustainable use of these ecosystems in the face of rapid environmental and socio-economic change is a central challenge on the global scale.

We are seeking applicants interested in the broad study of grassland ecology to address a suite of fundamental challenges to the sustainable management of grasslands across the globe. All aspects of grassland ecology and management are of interest and will be considered in this recruitment. We are seeking a candidate interested in productive collaborations across disciplines and with grassland stakeholders. We are seeking a candidate interested in developing a dynamic grassland ecology and management teaching program at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach Ecology of Grasslands and Grazed Ecosystems (Revised PLS 135) and contribute to Principles of Rangeland Management and Ecology (PLS 130). In addition, the candidate can teach at the graduate level within their area of research expertise and contribute to graduate programs in the Ecology, International Agricultural Development, Horticulture and Agronomy graduate groups, and/or other graduate programs of interest to the individual.

Qualifications:
Ph.D. or equivalent in ecology, rangeland science, plant sciences, or a related discipline. Demonstrated potential for excellence in research and instruction on topics relevant to grassland ecology and management.

Salary:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by 23:59 PDT October 31, 2018.

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 completion, 4) statement of research accomplishments, 5) statement of teaching accomplishments and philosophy, 6) statement of future research plans relevant to this position, 7) statement of contributions to diversity, and 8) the names, addresses, including e-mail, of four professional references. 9) Authorization to Release Information form. Additional inquiries should be directed to Marie Jasieniuk (mjasien@ucdavis.edu) Chair of Search Committee, or Gail Taylor (gtaylor@ucdavis.edu) Chair of Plant Sciences.

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Job location

Davis, CA

Requirements

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

  • Statement of Research Accomplishments

  • Statement of Future Research plans relevent to this position

  • Statement of 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.

  • Publication #1

  • Publication #2 (Optional)

  • Publication #3 (Optional)

  • Transcripts (if within five years of Ph.D. degree completion) (Optional)

  • Authorization to Release Information Form - A reference check will be completed only if you are selected as the final candidate. Download, complete, sign, and upload the form: https://aadocs.ucdavis.edu/your-resources/forms-and-checklists/forms/authorization-release-form.pdf

Reference requirements
  • 4-10 required (contact information only)

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