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Assistant Professor - Plant Systems Biology

Company: University of California-Davis
Location: Davis
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Job Description:


Open date: November 16th, 2020

Next review date: Wednesday, Jan 20, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Jan 20, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Assistant Professor Position Plant Systems Biology
Department of Plant Biology
College of Biological Sciences
University of California, Davis

As part of UC Davis commitment to hire leading research faculty with an outstanding commitment to research, teaching, and service who will promote the success of all students, including historically underserved and marginalized student communities, and address the needs of our increasingly diverse state and student population, the College of Biological Sciences announces a 9-month, tenure track Assistant Professor Position in the Department of Plant Biology (PLB).

This position is for an Assistant Professor in any area of plant biology with an emphasis on systems biology. Candidates research programs should answer questions of fundamental biological importance in plants. Relevant research topics include (but are not limited to) the development or use of large-scale experimental, quantitative, and computational approaches for understanding biological systems in photosynthetic organisms.

The appointee will be expected to carry out high-level and innovative teaching and curriculum development, including contribution to teaching within a new interdisciplinary undergraduate major, in areas consistent with the broad goals of the undergraduate majors in the College of Biological Sciences (CBS). The appointee will be expected to teach 1.5 undergraduate courses per year in the departmental and/or in the CBS undergraduate curriculum.

As one of the country s leading R1 institutions, UC Davis seeks candidates with
exceptional potential for research, teaching, and inclusive excellence. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the barriers preventing full participation of members from historically underserved and marginalized student communities in higher education, such as (but not limited to) , black, indigenous, people of color, women, individuals self- identifying as LGBTQIA+, veterans, differently-abled individuals, economically disadvantaged groups, first-generation, undocumented students, or students at the intersections of these categories. The successful candidate will have an accomplished track record (calibrated to career stage) of teaching, research, or service and outreach activities addressing the needs of these underserved groups, and a clearly articulated vision of how their work at UC Davis will contribute to the University s mission of serving the needs of our diverse state and student population. Applicants track record of engagement and activity related to diversity, equal opportunity, and inclusion as well as their plans for future engagement will be a significant part of the overall evaluation of the candidate s qualifications for this faculty appointment. Guidelines for the Statement of
Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion can be found here:

We desire applicants who have identified strengths and experiences in the following areas:
A Ph.D. in a biological science, computational, mathematics, statistics, engineering or related quantitative field, with significant post-doctoral research experience in the field of systems biology.
Excellence in research that complements or extends existing research strengths in the Department of Plant Biology and the ability to establish a cutting-edge research program and attract extramural funding on topics related to systems biology in photosynthetic organisms that conforms with the mission of both the Plant Biology Department and the College of Biological Sciences.
Evidence of commitment to or strong potential for commitment to the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion for historically underserved and marginalized student communities, and how this commitment integrates with teaching, research, and service.
Commitment to excellence in teaching. Must demonstrate potential or evidence of ability to perform well at both graduate and undergraduate levels and to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses.

Appointment will be as an academic year (9-month) tenure-track Assistant Professor. Participation in department, college, and university service as a member of UC Davis Division of the Academic Senate is an expectation under our faculty shared governance model.

For fullest consideration, please review the full position description, which provides guidance on application requirements and recommendations to strengthen your application: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03885 . Applicants should submit the following materials online: a Cover Letter, current Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Research and Future Research Plans (3-4 pages), Statement of Teaching Accomplishments, Philosophy, and/or Interests (1-2 pages), and Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (1-2 pages), and contact information of three to five referees who could write a supporting letters on your behalf. Initial review of applications will be conducted using anonymized versions of the Statement of Research, and the Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. For questions regarding this recruitment and search, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Professor Julin Maloof (jnmaloof@ucdavis.edu) or PLB Department CAO, Lisa Blake (lmblake@ucdavis.edu).

Our Commitment
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of the University of California, Davis that are embedded within our Principles of Community and are tied with how to best serve our student population. Please review the full Job Posting to learn about the initiatives that keep UC Davis an inclusive and safe campus for our incredibly diverse students and faculty: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03885

The University
UC Davis is a distinguished university, ranked 5th nationally by the Wall Street
Journal/Times Higher Education and 11th nationally by US News and World Report among U.S. public universities overall and for research funding. It is also ranked #1 by Forbes Magazine as The 13 Most Important STEM Colleges for Women. Forbes has also ranked UC Davis as 52nd among the Best Employers for Diversity . Please review the full position description to learn more about the acclaimed University and the notable rankings we have received regarding diversity, environmental sustainability, work- life balance, more: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03885

Apply Here: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03885

In compliance with federal and state laws and university policy, the College of Biological Sciences and the Department of Plant Biology will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, handicap, medical condition, or against disabled veterans or veterans of the Vietnam era.

UC Davis has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and received an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting diversity in STEM faculty, with emphasis on Hispanic Women/Latinas ( http://ucd-advance.ucdavis.edu/ ). Several UC Davis ADVANCE initiatives, such as the Center for Multicultural Perspectives in Science (CAMPOS), in addition to Work-Life programs offered by the Office of the Vice Provost Academic Affairs are working together to make UC Davis a model for inclusivity and collegiality for all academic faculty, staff and students.

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