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  • Assistant Professor of Urban Horticultural Crops
    Plant Sciences
    University of California

    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 Urban Horticultural Crops. The successful candidate should apply fundamental plant biological, crop physiological or ecological concepts in the context of urban ecosystem functioning. Potential areas of research could include, but are not limited to: environmental horticulture, urban agriculture, indoor food production, precision application of water and nutrients, the use of plants in sustainable green design, or ecological restoration of polluted lands. 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://caes.ucdavis.edu/research/agexpstn).

    The appointee is expected to establish a competitively funded research program in urban horticulture to address critical or emerging scientific questions and/or societal issues in use of vegetation and vegetation management in urban areas.

    Responsibilities:
    The appointee is expected to establish a competitively funded research program in studying basic concepts in plant biology and vegetation ecology to address critical or emerging scientific questions and/or societal issues in use of vegetation and vegetation management in urban areas. The appointee will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate classes, which will include Introduction to Environmental Plants (ENH 6), and Taxonomy and Ecology of Environmental Plant Families (ENH 105). Additional teaching may include classes in the Horticulture and Agronomy, Ecology and/or Geography graduate groups. The typical teaching expectation is two courses per year. Participation in departmental and university service is expected.

    Qualifications:
    Ph.D. or equivalent degree in plant science, horticulture, ecology, agronomy, soil science, 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 in the area of urban horticulture. Candidates with a willingness to build relationships with industry, community organizations and relevant State of California and federal agencies are desired.


 
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