Assistant/Associate Professor of Animal Quantitative Genetics

Sep 01, 2016 Brenda Chriss
Department of Animal Science, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of California, Davis
Application period Sep 01, 2016 11:25 AM to
Nov 15, 2016 11:55 PM
Where Animal Science
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Contact Phone 530-752-6786

Title:  Assistant/Associate Professor of Animal Quantitative Genetics.  The Department of Animal Science in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California Davis  is recruiting an Assistant/Associate Professor of Animal Genetics with a preferred emphasis in Quantitative Genetics. 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 (


The Department of Animal Science is seeking applicants who utilize quantitative genetic analyses to characterize traits that impact animal productivity, nutritional value, welfare, or sustainability of animals in their environment. The research focus may include experimental, theoretical, computational, and applied approaches to quantitative genetics, and genetic-genomic evaluation and selection. The appointee is expected to establish a competitively funded research program in quantitative genetics to address critical or emerging issues in animal agriculture or animal science. The appointee will be responsible for teaching an undergraduate course in quantitative genetics and animal breeding of domestic animals (Genetics and Animal Breeding - ANG107), applied statistics (Applied Statistics in Agricultural Science PLS120), as well as other courses assigned to meet the teaching needs of departmental curricula. The appointee will provide instruction for a graduate course designed to handle large data sets associated with whole genome sequencing and functional genomic analysis (Sequence Analysis in Molecular Genetics - ANG212) and could participate in the genetics core course (Quantitative and Population Genetics - 201D). Participation in development of public outreach and/or community engagement programs, and performance of departmental and university service is expected. This position is expected to work with Cooperative Extension specialists and advisors, partners in allied industries or other appropriate public stakeholders.


Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Quantitative Genetics, Animal Breeding, or a closely-related field is required. Post-doctoral experience is preferred. Evidence of research excellence is expected. Research interests focused on quantitative genetics of domestic animals relevant to animal agriculture is preferred. 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 population/quantitative genetics/genomics.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience within the Assistant/Associate Professor rank at the University of California.


Application materials must be submitted via the following website: The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by November 15, 2016. 

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 agricultural animal quantitative genetics/genomics,   7) Statement of Contributions to Diversity, and 8) the names, addresses, including e-mail, of four professional references.. Additional inquiries should be directed to Professor J. F. Medrano, Recruitment Advisory Committee Chair, Department of Animal Science, One Shields Avenue, University of California, Davis, CA  95616, (530) 752-6786, [email protected]

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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Sep 01, 2016 11:25 AM to
Nov 15, 2016 11:55 PM


Animal Science

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