Assistant Professor of Agronomy and Agroecosystems

The University of California at Davis is recruiting a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Agronomy and Agroecosystems. The Department is seeking applicants that will focus on agronomic and horticultural crop production in California and more broadly. Diverse crops, production practices and farm sizes characterize the state's agriculture and include intensive and organic practices. The need to use novel basic and applied research approaches to study crops, soils, air and water and the interactions among them across diverse temporal and spatial scales is anticipated. The successful applicant will develop a research program to demonstrate how cropping system design and crop management can optimize resource use efficiency, enhance economic returns, mitigate adverse off-farm impacts, and provide environmental services, consistent with evolving regulations and a changing climate. Criteria for appointment include: a Ph.D. or equivalent in agronomy, agroecology, plant sciences, soil science or related field; a record of excellence in scholarly research; and demonstrable potential to establish a competitively-funded research program. In addition, the appointee will be expected to teach two to three classes, two of which will be an undergraduate course on Agriculture and the Environment and a graduate course on Cropping Systems Analysis. The appointee is expected to 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 AgriculturalExperimentStation.

Applicants should submit materials via the following website: http://apptrkr.com/1322459. Additional inquiries can be directed to Bruce Linquist mailto:(balinquist@ucdavis.edu) Chair of the Search Committee, or Gail Taylor mailto:(gtaylor@ucdavis.edu) Chair of the Department of Plant Sciences. The position will remain open until filled but to ensure consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2018.

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.

To apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/1322459

published: 30 October 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.