Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Assistant/Associate Professor of Plant Reproductive Biology
University or Organization :
University of California Davis
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Application Deadline :
None Stated
Descriptive Job Title :
Assistant/Associate Professor of Plant Reproductive Biology
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Location :
Davis, CA
Area, Department or Unit :
Department of Plant Sciences in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
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Salary :
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Start Date:
None Stated
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 Plant Sciences with an emphasis in Plant Reproductive Biology. This is an academic-year (9-month), position that includes an appointment in the California Agricultural Experiment Station. Faculty members who hold an Agricultural Experiment Station appointment have a responsibility to conduct research and outreach relevant to its mission.
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Responsibilities:The person appointed will join a dynamic department, routinely ranked #1 globally, and where seven new appointments were made in the past year in nutritional plant breeding, agronomy, digital agriculture, grassland ecology and management, urban plants and orchard management, with significant investment on-going across Plant Sciences ( The successful candidate will be a member, and will eventually have a leadership role at the Seed Biotechnology Center (SBC,, one of eight departmental Research and Information Centers (RICs) with SBC dedicated to engagement with the global seed industry and delivery of world-leading training in plant breeding. Significant collaborative opportunities exist with departmental expertise in plant breeding, crop production and management, plant physiology, post-harvest biology and technology and plant and environmental sensing. There is an outstanding opportunity to collaborate across the campus with colleagues in Plant Biology with the Plant Breeding Center and with other expert groups, including California's extension and farm advisors located across the state.The appointee is expected to establish and direct a competitively funded research program to address critical or emerging issues in plant reproductive biology, seed biology and production, and plant developmental biology of economically important crops. The appointee will be responsible for teaching all or part of undergraduate and graduate classes as assigned by the department chair, e.g., PLS 171 (Plant Propagation), PLS 100 (Plant Growth and Yield) or Plant Biology 200B (Plant Development). The typical teaching load is equivalent to two courses per year (on a quarter system), with additional team teaching of graduate students. Participation in and development of public outreach and/or community engagement programs, contribute to the mission of the Seed Biotechnology Center, and performance of departmental and university service is expected.
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Qualifications:Ph.D. in plant sciences, molecular and cellular biology, plant physiology, plant biology, horticulture, seed biology, agronomy, or an equivalent field. Evidence of research excellence is expected, as described in the statement of research. Post-doctoral research experience highly desirable. The candidate should have the ability to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses and develop and conduct extramurally funded research in plant reproductive biology and seed biology, as evidenced in the research statement.
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Contact :
Gail Taylor
Phone Number with Area Code :
(123) 456-7890
Application Instructions :
Applications:Application materials must be submitted via the following website: The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by February 29, 2020.Required application materials include:1. curriculum vitae including publication list;2. up to three selected 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 plant reproductive biology or seed science;7. statement of contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion; (please see the following webpage for guidance on writing the diversity statement the names, addresses, and e-mail addresses of five professional references.9. Completed Authorization to Release Information form. inquiries should be directed to Professor Gail Taylor, Chair of Plant Sciences,, or Professor Steven J. Knapp, screening and selection of candidates will be undertaken blind and anonymized, based on the content of the research (4, 6) and diversity (7) statements described above.