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University of California, DavisLocation: Davis, CA 95687 Document ID: AB054-5V8R Posted on: 02/10/2017 Job Type: Regular
Assistant/Associate Professor of Weed Biology
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 Weed Science with a research emphasis on the physiological/biological/ecological processes of weedy plants in either croplands or natural areas. The successful candidate will join the Department of Plant Sciences in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor.
Criteria for appointment include: Ph.D. or equivalent in a field of plant physiology, biology, ecology, genetics or related discipline with strong emphasis on weed science. Post-doctoral experience is preferred, a record of excellence in scholarly research, and demonstrable potential to establish a competitively-funded research program. The appointee will be responsible for instruction of 1.5 courses per year prior to tenure and at least two classes a year after tenure. Teaching responsibility will include an undergraduate Introduction to Weed Science course and could include an upper division course on weed biology and management, and contributions to a graduate course on the physiology of herbicide action. Teaching responsibilities may also include other key courses critical to the department. The candidate must also be actively involved in undergraduate advising, curricular development and department and university service. The appointee is also expected to guide and mentor graduate students and participate in research and outreach/engagement programs consistent with the mission of the CA Agricultural Experiment Station.
Applicants should submit materials via the following website:
Additional inquiries can be directed to:
Dr. Kassim Al-Khatib
Department of Plant Sciences, MS4
One Shields Ave.
University of California, Davis, CA 95616
The position will remain open until filled but to ensure consideration, applications should be received by March 31, 2017
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