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  • Assistant Professor of Nematology
    Entomology and Nematology
    University of California, Davis

    Assistant Professor of Nematology. The Department of Entomology and Nematology in the College
    of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis is recruiting an Assistant
    Professor of Nematology with a preferred emphasis in Plant Nematology. 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).

    Responsibilities:
    The Department of Entomology and Nematology is seeking applicants that use modern approaches and
    methods in their basic research and translate the resulting discoveries to the development of integrated
    management of plant-parasitic nematodes. The appointee is expected to establish a competitively funded
    research program using tools that enhance understanding of plant-parasitic nematodes and host-parasite
    interactions. The successful candidate will extend basic research to crop plants and integrated pest
    management to address critical or emerging issues aimed at reducing the impact of nematodes. The
    appointee will be responsible for teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including
    for example, NEM 100 General Plant Nematology (4 units), NEM 110 Introduction to Nematology (2 units),
    ABI 50A Animal Biology Laboratory (2), NEM 201 Molecular and Physiological Plant Nematology (2 units),
    and contributing to participatory graduate seminars. The appointee is expected to teach formal courses
    in two academic quarters each year, and participate in curricular development for the Animal Biology
    Major. Participation in and development of outreach/engagement programs, and performance of
    departmental and university service is expected. This position is expected to work with extension
    educators and partners in allied industries.

    Qualifications:
    Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Nematology or appropriate area of Biological Sciences. 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 Plant Nematology.

    Salary:
    Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    Applications:
    Application materials must be submitted via the following website: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu. The
    position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by
    November 30.

    Required application materials include: 1) curriculum vitae including publication list, 2) up to three
    publications, 3) transcripts if the applicant is within five years of Ph.D. degree, 4) statement of research
    accomplishments, 5) statement of teaching accomplishments and philosophy, 6) statement of future
    research plans relevant to Plant Nematology, 7) Statement of Contributions to Diversity, and 8) the
    names, addresses, including e-mail, of four professional references. Additional inquiries should be
    directed to Dr. Becky Westerdahl, Department of Entomology and Nematology (College of Agricultural
    and Environmental Sciences), email: bbwesterdahl@ucdavis.edu

 
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