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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 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/Associate Professor in Plant Sciences - Woody Plant Geneticist/BreederAssistant/Associate Professor in Plant Sciences – Woody Plant Geneticist/Breeder. The Department of Plant Sciences in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis is recruiting an Assistant/Associate Professor Plant Sciences – Woody Plant Geneticist/Breeder with a preferred emphasis in genetics, genomics, germplasm improvement and breeding of California nut crops (walnut, pistachio, other). This is an academic year (9-month), Assistant/Associate 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 Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent degree and training in plant breeding, genetics, genomics or related area, with preferred experience in the area of genetics and breeding. Actual experience in nut breeding is not required. 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 animal nutrition. Salary: Commensurate with experience within the Assistant/Associate Professor rank at the University of California. TO APPLY: Candidates should begin the application process by registering online at http://recruitments.plantsciences.ucdavis.edu 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 Melanie Greenleaf at mjgreenleaf@ucdavis.edu. Review of the applications will begin April 15, 2016. The position will remain open until filled. “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/Associate/Full Professor in Plant Sciences – Postharvest PhysiologistThe successful candidate will have demonstrated potential to establish a vigorous, dynamic and internationally-recognized postharvest research program as well as an innovative teaching program on postharvest topics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The research will focus on postharvest physiology and biochemistry of horticultural crops. It is expected that the research program will draw upon practical knowledge of postharvest processes and technology to investigate the physiology of harvested horticultural crops through the postharvest chain including handling, packaging, storage and transportation, with the goal of developing sustainable handling systems. This position provides the opportunity to investigate fundamental physiological and biochemical principles and processes that determine how harvested plant products respond to their environment and how this affects their longevity and/or quality. An intended outcome of these discoveries will be the development of improved postharvest handling practices and/or technologies that will ultimately improve the postharvest quality of fruits, vegetables or ornamentals. Candidates with a strong background in plant physiology and biochemistry are desired. The incumbent will be expected to maintain an internationally-recognized research program and professional profile. There exist exceptional research opportunities related to postharvest physiology and handling of specialty crops grown in California as well as in international settings. The faculty of the Department of Plant Sciences has expertise in a broad range of topics relevant to postharvest biology and technology and there are numerous colleagues in the Departments of Food Science and Technology and Biological and Agricultural Engineering working with harvested produce, providing many opportunities for collaboration on topics of interest to the candidate. Consequently, the ability to work proactively and provide leadership within collaborative and multi-disciplinary teams will be crucial to success in this position. In addition, the ability to work with industry is required to help apply knowledge of postharvest biology to develop and optimize commercially-relevant postharvest management strategies. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching postharvest courses in the Plant Sciences curriculum, and potentially develop new courses in their area of expertise. For instance, this individual will be expected to participate in teaching “PLS172: Postharvest Physiology and Technology”. In addition, the candidate will teach at the graduate level within her/his area of research expertise in the Horticulture and Agronomy, Plant Biology, Microbiology, International Agricultural Development and/or Food Science Graduate Groups. Enthusiastic and effective advising and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral Apply



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