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Assistant Professor in Plant Sciences - Crop Ecology/Agroecology
University of California, Davis
TITLE: Assistant Professor in Crop Ecology/Agroecology in the Agricultural Experiment Station
RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate's research will focus on agricultural systems and how management practices affect the use and quality of natural resources. Possible topics might include cropping systems analysis and research to attain sustainable production of irrigated annual and perennial crops (e.g.: resource cycling (nutrients, carbon, water), energy flows, climate change, agrobiodiversity, agroecosytem services. Creativity in collaborative research using field station and farm locations is expected. The appointee will collaborate with other scientists at UC Davis including staff and faculty affiliates of the Agricultural Sustainability Institute, Cooperative Extension specialists, advisors and researchers from other universities and agencies to address important agricultural/environmental issues in California. Interest in international agriculture is desirable.
Teaching is assigned by the department chair and will include responsibilities in the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems undergraduate major and include courses in sustainable agriculture systems, agroecosystem management and crop ecology. Graduate teaching will involve teaching activity in the Horticulture and Agronomy and/or Ecology Graduate Groups. Creative approaches to teaching will be encouraged, including experiential and problem-based learning. 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 and 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. 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. SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
TO APPLY: Candidates should begin the application process by registering online at http://recruitments.plantsciences.ucdavis.edu/
For technical or administrative questions regarding the application process please email Melanie Greenleaf at email@example.com . Review of the applications for all positions will begin January 1, 2013. The position will remain open until filled.