|Assistant Professor of Plant Sciences-Crop Modeling||Assistant 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.. 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
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.
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