Assistant Professor of Climate Adaptation: Plant Genomics
Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis
Title: Assistant Professor of Climate Adaptation: Plant Genomics. 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 (http://www.caes.ucdavis.edu/research/aes).
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 Landscape Conservation Genetics, Population Genetics in a Changing Environment. Agriculture and the Environment, Genes and Gene Expression, Taxonomy and Ecology of Environmental Plant Families, or Genetics and Plant Conservation. 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.