Assistant Professor Position – Plant Systems BiologyDepartment of Plant BiologyCollege of Biological SciencesUniversity of California, DavisAs part of UC Davis’ commitment to hire leading research faculty with an outstandingcommitment to research, teaching, and service who will promote the success of allstudents, including historically underserved and marginalized student communities, andaddress the needs of our increasingly diverse state and student population, the Collegeof Biological Sciences announces a 9-month, tenure track Assistant Professor Positionin the Department of Plant Biology (PLB).This position is for an Assistant Professor in any area of plant biology with an emphasis onsystems biology. Candidates’ research programs should answer questions of fundamentalbiological importance in plants. Relevant research topics include (but are not limited to)the development or use of large-scale experimental, quantitative, and computationalapproaches for understanding biological systems in photosynthetic organisms.The appointee will be expected to carry out high-level and innovative teaching andcurriculum development, including contribution to teaching within a new interdisciplinaryundergraduate major, in areas consistent with the broad goals of the undergraduatemajors in the College of Biological Sciences (CBS). The appointee will be expected toteach 1.5 undergraduate courses per year in the departmental and/or in the CBSundergraduate curriculum.As one of the country’s leading R1 institutions, UC Davis seeks candidates withexceptional potential for research, teaching, and inclusive excellence. In addition, thesuccessful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the barriers preventing fullparticipation of members from historically underserved and marginalized studentcommunities in higher education, such as (but not limited to) , black, indigenous, people ofcolor, women, individuals self- identifying as LGBTQIA+, veterans, differently-abledindividuals, economically disadvantaged groups, first-generation, undocumented students,or students at the intersections of these categories. The successful candidate will have anaccomplished track record (calibrated to career stage) of teaching, research, or serviceand outreach activities addressing the needs of these underserved groups, and a clearlyarticulated vision of how their work at UC Davis will contribute to the University’s missionof serving the needs of our diverse state and student population. Applicants’ track recordof engagement and activity related to diversity, equal opportunity, and inclusion as well astheir plans for future engagement will be a significant part of the overall evaluation of thecandidate’s qualifications for this faculty appointment. Guidelines for the Statement ofContributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion can be found here:https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/guidelines-writing-diversity-statement .We desire applicants who have identified strengths and experiences in the followingareas:
Appointment will be as an academic year (9-month) tenure-track Assistant Professor.Participation in department, college, and university service as a member of UC DavisDivision of the Academic Senate is an expectation under our faculty shared governancemodel.For fullest consideration, please review the full position description, which providesguidance on application requirements and recommendations to strengthen yourapplication: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03885 . Applicants should submit the followingmaterials online: a Cover Letter, current Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Research andFuture Research Plans (3-4 pages), Statement of Teaching Accomplishments,Philosophy, and/or Interests (1-2 pages), and Statement of Contributions to Diversity,Equity, and Inclusion (1-2 pages), and contact information of three to five referees whocould write a supporting letters on your behalf. Initial review of applications will beconducted using anonymized versions of the Statement of Research, and theStatement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. For questionsregarding this recruitment and search, please contact the Search Committee Chair,Professor Julin Maloof (firstname.lastname@example.org) or PLB Department CAO, Lisa Blake(email@example.com).Our CommitmentDiversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of the University of California, Davis thatare embedded within our Principles of Community and are tied with how to best serve ourstudent population. Please review the full Job Posting to learn about the initiatives thatkeep UC Davis an inclusive and safe campus for our incredibly diverse students andfaculty: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03885The UniversityUC Davis is a distinguished university, ranked 5th nationally by the Wall StreetJournal/Times Higher Education and 11th nationally by US News and World Reportamong U.S. public universities overall and for research funding. It is also ranked #1 byForbes Magazine as “The 13 Most Important STEM Colleges for Women.” Forbes hasalso ranked UC Davis as 52nd among the Best Employers for Diversity . Please reviewthe full position description to learn more about the acclaimed University and the notablerankings we have received regarding diversity, environmental sustainability, work- lifebalance, more: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03885Apply Here: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03885In compliance with federal and state laws and university policy, the College of Biological Sciencesand the Department of Plant Biology will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationalorigin, ancestry, marital status, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, handicap, medicalcondition, or against disabled veterans or veterans of the Vietnam era.UC Davis has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and received anNSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting diversity in STEM faculty, withemphasis on Hispanic Women/Latinas ( http://ucd-advance.ucdavis.edu/ ). Several UC DavisADVANCE initiatives, such as the Center for Multicultural Perspectives in Science (CAMPOS), inaddition to Work-Life programs offered by the Office of the Vice Provost Academic Affairs areworking together to make UC Davis a model for inclusivity and collegiality for all academic faculty,staff and students.UC Davis supports family-friendly recruitments. UC Davis covers travel expenses for a secondperson to accompany an invited faculty recruitment candidate who is a mother (or single parent ofeither gender) of a breast or bottle-feeding child less than two years of age.The UC Davis Partner Opportunities Program (POP) and Capital Resource Network (CRN)( https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/capital-resource-network ) are services designed to supportdepartments and deans offices in the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty. Eligibility forPOP services is limited; for full program details please visit the website:https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/partner-opportunities-program-pop . For questions regardinghow these policies/programs affect academic appointees, contact Assistant Vice Provost BinnieSingh at firstname.lastname@example.org .UC Davis recognizes the necessity of supporting faculty with efforts to integrate work, family andother work-life considerations. To recruit and retain the best faculty, the campus sponsors anationally recognized Work-Life Program for Academics( https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/work-life ) that provides programs and services that supportfaculty as they strive to honor their commitments to work, home and community.We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applicationsfrom members of historically underserved racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals withdisabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to helpus achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University ofCalifornia nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see this website:https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction . If you need accommodation due to adisability, please contact the recruiting college.Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able towork in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the ImmigrationReform and Control Act of 1986. Certain positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contractsrequire the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check ( https://www.e-verify.gov ).