|Assistant Professor in Plant Sciences – Computational and Statistical Plant Biology||The Department of Plant Sciences in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California Davis invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor level in Computational and Statistical Plant Biology. We seek candidates with a strong background in statistics and/or computational biology working in areas such as bioinformatics, quantitative genetics and genomic selection, systems biology, or ecological, evolutionary, functional, or comparative genomics. In particular we are interested in candidates whose research seeks to develop and apply quantitative methods to interrogate large data sets to improve our understanding of the connection between genotype, phenotype, and the environment. The successful candidate will have a PhD in a related discipline, preferably with postdoctoral experience. She or he will be expected to teach upper division undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of bioinformatics, statistical analysis, and experimental design; to establish an extramurally funded research program; to mentor and train students and postdoctoral scholars; and to interact with a diverse faculty including plant geneticists, breeders, physiologists, and ecologists. This position will include an appointment in the Agricultural Experiment Station, which includes the responsibility to conduct research and outreach relevant to the mission of the California Agricultural Experiment Station. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2013.
|Assistant Professor in Plant Sciences – Crop Ecology/Agroecology||The successful candidate’s research will focus on crop production in agricultural systems. Research topics include improving resource use efficiency in diverse cropping systems, alternative approaches to attain sustainable production of annual and perennial crops, and utilizing ecologically-based approaches to reduce external inputs while maintaining crop yields. Interest in California agriculture is necessary and in international agriculture is desirable. Teaching responsibilities will involve a major role in the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems undergraduate major and include courses in sustainable agriculture systems, agroecosystem management, and crop ecology. Review of the applications will begin November 1, 2013. The position will remain open until filled||View||Apply