Assistant/Associate Professor of Crop Improvement for Human and Animal Nutrition
Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis
Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Crop Improvement for Human and Animal Nutrition. 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 of Crop Improvement with an emphasis on improving the nutritional quality of crops through research on crop breeding, genetics, genomics, biochemistry, physiology, developmental biology, seed biology, biotechnology, human or animal nutrition, or others. 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 (http://caes.ucdavis.edu/research/agexpstn). This position is one of three focused on strengthening the linkages between agriculture and nutrition to tackle issues that transcend disciplinary boundaries.
The Department of Plant Sciences is seeking applicants who will improve crops for human and animal nutrition. The appointee is expected to establish a competitively funded research program to address critical or emerging societal issues in human and animal nutrition and health by understanding and enhancing the nutritional value of plants and plant products. The appointee will be responsible for teaching two courses per year. The teaching assignment will include co-teaching a new course on the interrelationships of agriculture and nutrition in the International Agricultural Development Program. Depending on the appointee’s interest and expertise, the remaining teaching responsibility could include BIT171-Professionalism and Ethics in Genomics and Biotechnology, ENH150-Genetics and Plant Conservation, BIT001Y-Introduction to Biotechnology, or another course related to plant improvement. Performance of departmental and university service is expected. The appointee will have the opportunity to work with extension educators, partners in the diverse California agriculture industry, and human and animal nutritionists.
Ph.D. or equivalent in plant science, breeding, genetics, genomics, biochemistry, physiology, developmental biology, nutrition, or 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 to conceive and conduct extramurally funded research in the general area of understanding and enhancing nutritional content of crops.
Commensurate with qualifications and experience in the Assistant/Associate Professor rank.
Application materials must be submitted via the following website: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu for Position #17-14-C1. The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by April 30, 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, Charlie Brummer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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