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Assistant Professor of Nematology

University of California, Davis

 
 
 
 
 

Assistant Professor of Nematology. The Department of Entomology and Nematology in the College
of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis is recruiting an Assistant
Professor of Nematology with a preferred emphasis in Plant Nematology. This is an academic year (9-
month), Assistant Professor tenure-track position with teaching, research, outreach/engagement and
service responsibilities and includes the expectation that the appointee will conduct mission-oriented
research and outreach/engagement of relevance to the California Agricultural Experiment Station
(http://caes.ucdavis.edu/research/agexpstn).

Responsibilities:
The Department of Entomology and Nematology is seeking applicants that use modern approaches and
methods in their basic research and translate the resulting discoveries to the development of integrated
management of plant-parasitic nematodes. The appointee is expected to establish a competitively funded
research program using tools that enhance understanding of plant-parasitic nematodes and host-parasite
interactions. The successful candidate will extend basic research to crop plants and integrated pest
management to address critical or emerging issues aimed at reducing the impact of nematodes. The
appointee will be responsible for teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including
for example, NEM 100 General Plant Nematology (4 units), NEM 110 Introduction to Nematology (2 units),
ABI 50A Animal Biology Laboratory (2), NEM 201 Molecular and Physiological Plant Nematology (2 units),
and contributing to participatory graduate seminars. The appointee is expected to teach formal courses
in two academic quarters each year, and participate in curricular development for the Animal Biology
Major. Participation in and development of outreach/engagement programs, and performance of
departmental and university service is expected. This position is expected to work with extension
educators and partners in allied industries.

Qualifications:
Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Nematology or appropriate area of Biological Sciences. Post-doctoral
experience is preferred. Evidence of research excellence is expected. The candidate should have the ability
to develop and instruct undergraduate and graduate courses and the ability to develop and conduct
extramurally funded research in Plant Nematology.

Salary:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications:
Application materials must be submitted via the following website: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu. The
position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by
November 30.

Required application materials include: 1) curriculum vitae including publication list, 2) up to three
publications, 3) transcripts if the applicant is within five years of Ph.D. degree, 4) statement of research
accomplishments, 5) statement of teaching accomplishments and philosophy, 6) statement of future
research plans relevant to Plant Nematology, 7) Statement of Contributions to Diversity, and 8) the
names, addresses, including e-mail, of four professional references. Additional inquiries should be
directed to Dr. Becky Westerdahl, Department of Entomology and Nematology (College of Agricultural
and Environmental Sciences), email: bbwesterdahl@ucdavis.edu



 
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