Position description: The University of California (UC) Riverside invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Plant Nematology to begin July 1, 2024. 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 UC Riverside's main campus. Appointment level and salary are commensurate with experience. The successful candidate is expected to establish an internationally recognized, externally funded research program, focused on plant resistance and crop breeding for resistance to nematodes. Research should use modern experimental approaches in genomics and functional genetics and may include germplasm selection and identification of marker/haplotype associations. A reasonable salary estimate for this position is $74,600 to $97,200; other components of pay are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions. The selected applicant will be well-positioned to collaborate with UC and other institutions' programs for developing elite crop varieties with nematode resistance. Target nematodes should include root-knot nematodes, the most economically important nematode plant parasites worldwide. The appointee is expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses, mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and participate in campus service and outreach relevant to the California Agricultural Experiment Station https://cnas.ucr.edu/resources/agricultural-experiment-station. Basic qualifications (required at time of application): A PhD in plant pathology, nematology, entomology, plant biology or a closely related field is required Additional qualifications (required at time of start date): Expertise in plant-nematode or plant-pathogen/pest interactions is desirable. Preferred qualifications: Experience as postdoctoral researcher is desirable. Applications: Candidates must apply through https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF01804 and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 3 letters of recommendation, Statement of Research, Statement of Diversity, and Statement of Teaching Interests. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to submit their applications by December 21, 2023, but the position will remain open until filled. Additional information about the Department is available at: https://nematology.ucr.edu/. For questions about this position, please contact Dr. Simon C. "Niels" Groen, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Nematology, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions on the application procedure and requirements, please contact Troy Hall Jr., Academic Personnel, at email@example.com. The Department of Nematology: The Department of Nematology is committed to a broad mission in nematology research, teaching, and outreach, including strengths in biocontrol, plant and agricultural science, pest and disease science, parasitology, and health science. Faculty and their graduate students are highly collaborative with campus programs including Entomology; Evolution, Ecology & Organismal Biology; Genetics, Genomics & Bioinformatics; Microbiology; Plant Biology; Plant Pathology; and Biomedical Sciences. Advancement through the faculty 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. UC Riverside is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
University of California COVID-19 Vaccination Program Policy: As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements. Members of underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. https://hr.ucr.edu/equal-employment-and-affirmative-action
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.