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New Faculty Positions

The Department of Plant Sciences is currently recruiting for the following positions:

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Assistant Professor of Rangeland Science and ManagementThe Department of Plant Sciences in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis is recruiting an Assistant Professor of Rangeland Science and Management. This is an academic year (9 month), tenure-track position with teaching, research, and service responsibilities and includes the expectation that the appointee will establish a land grant mission oriented research and engagement program of relevance to California (http://www.caes.ucdavis.edu/admin/asp/mission-of-the-agricultural-experiment-station). Responsibilities: Applicant research program should focus on the development of novel principles, practices, and strategies to optimize forage and livestock production while sustaining a multitude of essential rangeland and pastureland ecosystem services. The successful appointee is expected to establish a collaborative, multi-disciplinary research program at the management scale to enhance our mechanistic understanding of how ecological, hydro-edaphic, and climatic factors interact with rangeland and pastureland livestock grazing management to generate synergies and tradeoffs between agricultural and conservation goals. This research aims to enhance the sustainability of rangeland and pastureland livestock production systems in the face of increasing social-economic pressures and environmental change. The candidate will be expected to establish a dynamic and innovative teaching program at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Plant Sciences is perfectly positioned to develop a premier, contemporary rangeland and pastureland science and management undergraduate curriculum. This position will play a central role in developing this curriculum to prepare students for jobs in grazingland management and planning, as well as for graduate study on basic and applied topics related to rangeland agro-ecosystems. The successful candidate will be expected to teach Rangeland Plant-Livestock Interactions and Grazing Management (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 the Horticulture and Agronomy, International Agricultural Development, and/or Ecology Graduate Groups. In addition, the appointee will teach a course or seminar at the graduate level within their area of research expertise. Enthusiastic and effective advising and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows is expected. Participation in and development of public outreach and/or community engagement programs, and performance in departmental and university service is expected. The selected candidate is expected to work with Cooperative Extension specialists and advisors, partners in the ranching industry, and other grazingland management stakeholders. Annual seed funding opportunities via the UC Russell L. Rustici Rangeland and Cattle Research Endowment will provide unique flexibility and opportunities for the candidate to build an exceptional research program. Ph.D. or equivalent degree in the field of Rangeland Science and Management, and/or Applied Plant or Grazing Ecology, Agroecology, or Agronomy. 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 in rangeland and pastureland science and management. Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. To Apply: Application materials must be submitted via the following website: http://recruitments.plantsciences.ucdavis.edu/ The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by 23:59 PDT November 18, 2016. Additional inquiries should be directed to: Dr. Kenneth W. Tate, Chair, Search Committee Department of Plant Sciences University of California - Davis Phone 530-754-8988 E-mail: kwtate@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. Apply
Assistant Professor of Urban Horticultural CropsThe Department of Plant Sciences in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis is recruiting an Assistant Professor of Urban Horticultural Crops. The successful candidate should apply fundamental plant biological, crop physiological or ecological concepts in the context of urban ecosystem functioning. Potential areas of research could include, but are not limited to: environmental horticulture, urban agriculture, indoor food production, precision application of water and nutrients, the use of plants in sustainable green design, or ecological restoration of polluted lands. 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 (http://caes.ucdavis.edu/research/agexpstn). The appointee is expected to establish a competitively funded research program in urban horticulture to address critical or emerging scientific questions and/or societal issues in use of vegetation and vegetation management in urban areas. Responsibilities: The appointee is expected to establish a competitively funded research program in studying basic concepts in plant biology and vegetation ecology to address critical or emerging scientific questions and/or societal issues in use of vegetation and vegetation management in urban areas. The appointee will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate classes, which will include Introduction to Environmental Plants (ENH 6), and Taxonomy and Ecology of Environmental Plant Families (ENH 105). Additional teaching may include classes in the Horticulture and Agronomy, Ecology and/or Geography graduate groups. The typical teaching expectation is two courses per year. Participation in departmental and university service is expected. Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent degree in plant science, horticulture, ecology, agronomy, soil science, 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 in the area of urban horticulture. Candidates with a willingness to build relationships with industry, community organizations and relevant State of California and federal agencies are desired. Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applications: Application materials must be submitted via the following website: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01963 The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by January 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, 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, Astrid Volder (avolder@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 Apply
Assistant/Associate Professor of Weed BiologyThe Department of Plant Sciences in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis is recruiting an Assistant/Associate Professor of Weed Science with a research emphasis on the physiological/biological/ecological processes of weedy plants in either croplands or natural areas. The successful candidate will join the Department of Plant Sciences in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor. Criteria for appointment include: Ph.D. or equivalent in a field of plant physiology, biology, ecology, genetics or related discipline with strong emphasis on weed science. Post-doctoral experience is preferred, a record of excellence in scholarly research, and demonstrable potential to establish a competitively-funded research program. The appointee will be responsible for instruction of 1.5 courses per year prior to tenure and at least two classes a year after tenure. Teaching responsibility will include an undergraduate Introduction to Weed Science course and could include an upper division course on weed biology and management, and contributions to a graduate course on the physiology of herbicide action. Teaching responsibilities may also include other key courses critical to the department. The candidate must also be actively involved in undergraduate advising, curricular development and department and university service. The appointee is also expected to guide and mentor graduate students and participate in research and outreach/engagement programs consistent with the mission of the CA Agricultural Experiment Station. Applicants should submit materials via the following website: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01401. Additional inquiries can be directed to: Dr. Kassim Al-Khatib Department of Plant Sciences, MS4 One Shields Ave. University of California, Davis, CA 95616 E-mail: kalkhatib@ucdavis.edu The position will remain open until filled but to ensure consideration, applications should be received by March 31, 2017 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. UC Davis supports Family-friendly recruitments. UC Davis covers travel expenses for a second person to accompany an invited faculty recruitment candidate who is a mother (or single parent of either gender) of a breast or bottle-feeding child less than two years of age. http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/programs/worklife/index.html UC Davis recognizes the necessity of supporting faculty with efforts to integrate work, family and other work- life considerations. To recruit and retain the best faculty, the campus sponsors a Work Life Program that provides programs and services that support faculty as they strive to honor their commitments to work, home and community. http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/programs/worklife/index.htm UC Davis was ranked #1 in 2016 on Forbes Magazine list of the 13 most important STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) universities for women, and is expecting to earn the U.S. Department of Education’s “Hispanic Serving Institution” designation by 2018-2019. Davis celebrates the multi-cultural diversity of its student body by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for students through such organizations and programs as the Center for African Diaspora Student Success; the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual Resource Center; Casa Cuauhtémoc Chicano-Latino Theme House; Asian Pacific American Theme House; ME/SA (Middle astern/South Asian) living-learning community; Multi- Ethnic Program (MEP); Chicano/Latino Retention Initiative; and Native American Theme Program. The UC Davis Partner Opportunities Program (POP) is a service designed to support departments and deans’ offices in the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty. Eligibility for POP services is limited to full-time Academic Senate Ladder Rank faculty (including Lecturers with Security of Employment (LSOE), Lecturers with Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE) Senior Lecturer with Security of Employment (SLPSOE)), and Cooperative Extension Specialists. UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any property owned or leased by UC Davis-- indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space. Apply



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