UC Davis faculty positions announced

UC Davis is recruiting two faculty, one each in Entomology and Plant Pathology, to work Job Opportunityon organisms related to disease biology. These hires are part of a number of recent and potential future hires in research and teaching in vector-borne diseases, virology, and other plant and animal health-related sciences and will complement a vibrant affiliated faculty community on the campus.

Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology
The Department of Plant Pathology in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis, is recruiting an Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology, with an emphasis in Virology. This is an academic year (nine-month), tenure track, Assistant/Associate Professor position that includes translational research and outreach relevant to the mission of the California Agricultural Experiment Station (AES). The successful candidate is expected to develop an independent, productive and competitively funded research program in fundamental and/or applied Virology, particularly regarding viruses and/or subviral agents associated with plants. The appointee will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate level in courses supporting Plant Pathology and the Global Disease Biology major, and at the graduate level in virology supporting the graduate program in Plant Pathology. Mentoring of graduate students, undergraduate student advising, curricular development, participation in and development of outreach programs, and performance of departmental and university service is expected.

Applicants should submit curriculum vitae including publication list, a statement of research and a separate statement describing teaching interests and background, a summary or abstract of the Ph.D. dissertation, and the names, addresses including e-mail, and telephone numbers of three references online at this website. A statement of contributions of diversity is required.

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Bryce Falk, Search Committee Chair, bwfalk@ucdavis.edu; 530-752-0302. The position will remain open until filled but to ensure consideration, applications should be received by Sept. 1, 2016. A more detailed job description can be obtained at http://plantpathology.ucdavis.edu.

Assistant Professor of Entomology
The University of California, Davis, is pleased to announce the recruitment for a tenure-track faculty position in the molecular and cellular basis of arthropod vector-human pathogen interactions. The successful candidate will join the Department of Entomology and Nematology in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the rank of Assistant Professor. Criteria for appointment include: a Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D., or D.V.M./Ph.D in Entomology or an appropriate field of Life or Biomedical Sciences, a record of excellence in scholarly research, and demonstrable potential to establish a competitively-funded research program. The appointee will be responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in Entomology and/or Animal Biology, 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 California Agricultural Experiment Station.

Applicants should submit materials via the following website. Additional inquiries can be directed to Dr. Shirley Luckhart, Search Committee Chair, Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology (School of Medicine) and Department of Entomology and Nematology (College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences), Email sluckhart@ucdavis.edu.

The position will remain open until filled but to ensure consideration, applications should be received by Sept. 1, 2016.

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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