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

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Assistant Professor of Plant Sciences-Crop ModelingAssistant Professor of Plant Sciences Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis Title: Assistant Professor of Plant Sciences – Crop Modeling. 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 Plant Sciences with a preferred emphasis in Crop Modeling. The position is a 9-month tenure track appointment. This Assistant Professor position will include an appointment in the Agricultural Experiment Station. Faculty members who hold an Agricultural Experiment Station appointment have a responsibility to conduct research and outreach relevant to the mission of the California Agricultural Experiment Station (http://caes.ucdavis.edu/research/agexpstn). LOCATION: University of California, Davis, CA RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous, dynamic and internationally-recognized crop system modeling research program as well as an innovative teaching program on dynamic simulation crop modeling topics at both the undergraduate and graduate level. This position provides the opportunity to develop and use dynamic simulation modeling frameworks to link crop genetics, physiology, and ecology to elucidate, generate hypotheses about, and predict plant responses to changing management and environmental conditions, as well as to build mechanistic modeling platforms to support agro-industry. This position will be central to the teaching and research continuum of the department, which spans from fundamental discoveries to applications of research findings. It is expected that this position will utilize modern and novel research tools and approaches directly or through departmental collaboration to develop biologically sound mechanistic models that will investigate tradeoffs in multiple agro-ecosystems across sites, and in response to changing environmental conditions or management practices. The incumbent is expected to build a collaborative research program and professional profile with potential to impact cropping practices in California and internationally. A strong background in mechanistic plant modeling is required with advanced training in related areas such as computer science, applied mathematics, physics, or plant sciences. A strong interest in teaching crop modeling courses at the undergraduate and graduate level and a clear vision of the future of use of models in cropping systems are required. The emphasis of teaching should be on “hands on” experience aiming to introduce undergraduate students to the use of crop models. Instruction at the graduate level would focus on the development and application of models. The position is a 9-month tenure track appointment. This Assistant Professor position will include an appointment in the Agricultural Experiment Station. Faculty members who hold an Agricultural Experiment Station appointment have a responsibility to conduct research and outreach relevant to the mission of the California Agricultural Experiment Station. QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in plant sciences with documented experience in developing sound modeling tools or alternatively, Ph.D. in applied mathematics, engineering, or computer sciences with documented experience in applying knowledge to modeling plant systems. SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. TO APPLY: 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 1st of December, 2015. Please include statements of research goals for this position and teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, publication list, copies of 3 of your most important research publications, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (if within 5 years of either degree), and the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of at least five professional references. Optional material: Statement of Contributions of Diversity. For technical or administrative questions regarding the application process please email cmsalazar@ucdavis.edu.. The position will remain open until filled. Dr. Maciej Zwieniecki, Chair, Search Committee Department of Plant Sciences University of California PES #2316, One Shields Avenue UC Davis , Davis, CA 95616 Phone 530-752-9880 E-mail: mzwienie@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 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



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