Assistant Professor of Weed Physiology/Reproductive Biology
Mar 01, 2016 08:35 AM
Apr 16, 2016 11:55 PM
Title: Assistant Professor of Weed Physiology/Reproductive Biology. 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 Weed Physiology/Reproductive Biology with a preferred emphasis in fundamental aspects of weed science research. This is an academic year (9-month), Assistant 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
Responsibilities: The Department of Plant Sciences is seeking applicants that focus on fundamental aspects of weed science. The successful candidate will coordinate with existing departmental colleagues who have expertise in other fundamental areas of weed science, including genomics and genetics, as well as more applied research programs designed at developing integrated management of weeds in croplands and natural areas. The appointee is expected to establish a competitively funded research program in weed science. The research will increase our understanding of physiological processes governing weed reproduction, spread, and persistence. Focus areas could include pollination and seed development, soil seed bank dynamics, or vegetative reproductive strategies of weeds. Approaches may vary but could include molecular and genomic approaches to study governance of carbohydrate and herbicide mobilization; physical, chemical, or biological manipulations of weed seedbanks or seeds, evaluation of weed management practices on plant physiological responses or gene expression; and the interaction of reproductive processes with the environment. The appointee will be responsible for teaching 1.5 courses prior to tenure and at least two courses a year after tenure including a general undergraduate course, team teaching another undergraduate Introduction to Weed Science course and a graduate course on the Physiology of Herbicide Action. Teaching responsibilities may also include other key courses critical to the Department, as well as curriculum development. Enthusiastic and effective student advising and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students and post-doctoral fellows is expected. Participation in and development of outreach/engagement programs, and participation in departmental and university service is expected. This position is expected to work with extension educators and partners in allied industries.
Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a field of plant physiology or related discipline with emphasis on weed science. 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 weed science.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and credentials.
Applications: Application materials must be submitted via the following website: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00827. The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by April 15, 2016.