Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology in Molecular Bacterial Plant Pathogen Interactions
University of California Riverside
Internal Number: JPF01655
The Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology available after July 1, 2023 in the area of bacterial interactions with plants. The position is an academic year (9-month) appointment in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences and the Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) (http://cnas.ucr.edu/about/aes/). The position is a 60% Organized Research and 40% Instruction appointment and will be housed at the University of California Riverside. The final candidate is expected to establish an internationally recognized, externally funded research program focused on plant-bacterial interactions using modern experimental approaches such as genetics, functional genomics or metabolomics. Topics relevant to the position may include management of invasive and endemic bacterial diseases of subtropical crops in California, plant resistance to bacterial pathogens, metabolic interactions, and interactions with the plant's microbiome. The candidate's work will be aligned with the other faculty research programs that focus on bacterial plant pathogenesis and plant immunity.
The appointee is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, mentor graduate and undergraduate students, participate in campus service and outreach relevant to the California Agricultural Experiment Station.
Required qualifications that must be met at the time of application for this position include: a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology, Microbiology, or a closely-related discipline; postdoctoral experience is preferred. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential.
Appointment level and salary are commensurate with experience.
Advancement through the Assistant Professor ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input. Faculty members who hold AES appointments have a responsibility to conduct mission- relevant research and outreach that include fundamental and applied research for the purposes of developing new knowledge and technologies addressing specific problems of importance to the people of California, and dissemination of knowledge and technology with a focus on agricultural, environmental, and societal issues related to agricultural and natural resource systems.
To apply: Submit following to https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF01655: * Cover Letter - Short cover letter describing background and interests. * Curriculum Vitae * Statement of Research/Scholarly Activities (2 page maximum) * Statement of Teaching Philosophy (2 page maximum) * Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - Applicants should summarize their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career (2 page maximum). * List of 3 references is required at the time of application submission.
Review of applications will begin November 18, 2022 but the position will remain open until filled.
For more information about this position, contact Dr. Caroline Roper, Chair of the Search Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions on application procedures and requirements, please contact Mrs. Kendall Dunmore-Balderrama, Academic Personnel, at email@example.com.
A University of Distinction and Diversity widely recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the nation, the University of California, Riverside current enrollment is more than 20,000 students, with a goal of 21,000 students by 2020. The campus is in the midst of a tremendous growth spurt with new and remodeled facilities coming on-line on a regular basis.UCR is located approximately 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. UCR is also within easy driving distance of dozens of major cultural and recreational sites, as well as desert, mountain and coastal destinations. UCR is one of 10 universities within the prestigious University of California system, and the only UC located in Inland Southern California.