Assistant Professor in Crop Ecology/Agroecology – University of California, Davis

TITLE: Assistant Professor in Crop Ecology/Agroecology

LOCATION: University of California, Davis, CA
Department of Plant Sciences

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate’s research will focus on crop production in agricultural systems. Possible research topics include improving resource use efficiency in diverse cropping systems, alternative approaches to attain sustainable production of annual and perennial crops, and utilizing ecologically-based approaches to reduce external inputs while maintaining crop yields. Interest in California agriculture is necessary and in international agriculture is desirable. Teaching responsibilities will involve a major role in the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems undergraduate major and include courses in sustainable agriculture systems, agroecosystem management, and crop ecology. Graduate courses will be part of the Horticulture and Agronomy and/or Ecology Graduate Groups. Advising and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students is expected. The position is an academic year (9 month) tenure-track position. 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. It is anticipated that the candidate will collaborate with other scientists at UC Davis including staff and faculty affiliates of the Agricultural Sustainability Institute, Cooperative Extension specialists, farm advisors, and researchers from other universities and agencies to address the mission of the Department, College, and Agricultural Experiment Station. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in departmental, college, and campus committees, and with state, regional and national organizations, as appropriate.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a strong and well-documented background in agroecology, crop ecology, agroecosystem management, agronomy, or related fields and a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in an appropriate discipline. Candidates must have the ability to conduct independent and cooperative research, and a willingness to address research areas relevant to the mission of the Agricultural Experiment Station.

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TO APPLY: Candidates should begin the application process by registering online at http://recruitments.plantsciences.ucdavis.edu Please include statements of research and teaching interests, 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. For technical or administrative questions regarding the
application process, please email mjgreenleaf@ucdavis.edu. Review of the applications will begin November 1, 2013. The position will remain open until filled.
Dr. Arnold Bloom, Chair, Search Committee; Telephone:(530) 752-1743 / FAX: (530) 752-9659
E-mail: ajbloom@ucdavis.edu

The University of California, Davis, and the Department of Plant Sciences are
interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship
and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports
equality and diversity. The University of California is an affirmative action/equal
opportunity employer.

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