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Assistant Professor of Avian Ecology
University of California Davis

Date Posted Sep. 20, 2023
Title Assistant Professor of Avian Ecology
University University of California Davis
Davis, CA, United States
Department Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology
Application Deadline 01/26/2024
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Environmental Science & Ecology

Assistant Professor of Avian Ecology

The Department of Wildlife, Fish & Conservation Biology in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis is recruiting an Assistant Professor of Avian Ecology with an emphasis in waterfowl conservation and management. This is an academic year (9-month), tenure track Assistant Professor position that includes an appointment in the California Agricultural Experiment Station (AES). 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. Participation in outreach programs and performance of University service are also expected.

The appointee is expected to establish a competitively funded research program in avian ecology to address critical or emerging issues in waterfowl conservation and management. Natural wetlands have been reduced by over 90% in California, but agricultural and wetland habitats in the Central Valley-where UC Davis is located-still support one of the largest concentrations of migratory waterfowl during fall and winter in North America. The successful applicant's research program will at least partially focus on developing conservation strategies for sustaining these habitats and the birds that depend upon them. The appointee will be responsible for teaching 2-3 undergraduate courses per year, including biology and conservation of wild birds (WFC 111/L) and ecology of waterfowl and wetland birds (WFC 136). Other possible courses may include wildlife ecology and conservation (WFC 10), natural history of California's wild vertebrates (WFC 50), field methods in wildlife, fish, and conservation biology (WFC 100/101/L), or a course in the candidate's area of expertise. The successful applicant will train and mentor graduate students and participate in graduate instruction within the Ecology, Population Biology, and/or Animal Behavior graduate groups. Participation in and development of public outreach and/or community engagement programs, and performance of departmental and university service is expected. This position is expected to collaborate with Cooperative Extension specialists and advisors, partners in industry, federal/state agencies, non-governmental organizations, or other appropriate public stakeholders.

This recruitment is conducted at the assistant rank, and the resulting hire will be at the assistant rank, regardless of the proposed appointee's qualifications.

Initial review of applications will be conducted using anonymized versions of the Statement of Research as well as the Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Applications demonstrating sufficient potential based on this review will be advanced to full review.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC Davis conducts a reference check on all first-choice candidates for Academic Senate Assistant Professor, Steps 4, 5, or 6 through Professor, Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment, Steps 4, 5, or 6 through Senior Lecturer with Security of Employment, and Acting Professor of Law through Professor of Law positions. The reference check involves contacting the administration of the applicant's previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University's Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Davis requires all applicants for any open search for these faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled "Authorization to Release Information" into RECRUIT as part of their application. If an applicant does not include the signed authorization with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete, and as with any incomplete application, will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists considered for these faculty positions will be subject to reference checks.

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