Assistant Professor of Climate Adaptation: Plant Genomics

University of California, Davis Davis, California
Job Type Paid permanent

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 Climate Change Adaptation with an emphasis on using genomic approaches to understand plant adaptation to changing climates so as to inform breeding, restoration and/or management strategies in agricultural or natural systems. 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 (


The Department of Plant Sciences is seeking applicants that focus on plant adaptation to changing climates. The appointee is expected to establish a competitively funded research program to address critical or emerging issues in climate adaptation and plant genomics. The appointee will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate classes which, depending on expertise, could include classes such as Population Genetics in a Changing Environment (ECL 242), Agriculture and the Environment (PLS 101), Genes and Gene [removed]BIS 101), Taxonomy and Ecology of Environmental Plant Families (ENH 105), or Genetics and Plant Conservation (ENH 150). The typical teaching expectation is 2 courses per year. Participation in departmental and university service is expected.


Ph.D. or equivalent degree in plant science, genetics, genomics, ecology, evolution, or a 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 the ability to develop and conduct extramurally funded research using genomic approaches to understand plant adaptation to changing climates so as to inform breeding, restoration and/or management strategies in agricultural or natural systems. Candidates with a willingness to build relationships with relevant State of California and federal agencies, farmers, land and resource managers, plant breeding companies and other stakeholders are desired.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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 



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 15, 2019.

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, Mary L. Cadenasso ( or Chair of the Department, Gail Taylor (


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