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Assistant Professor in Plant Resilience to Climate Change

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor of Plant Resilience to Climate Change
Salary range: $74,600 to $97,200
Anticipated start: 07/01/2024

Application Window

Open date: October 20, 2023

Most recent review date: Friday, Dec 15, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Assistant Professor of Plant Resilience to Climate Change

The Department of Botany and Plant Sciences at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position focusing on plant resilience to climate change with a potential start date of July 1, 2024.

An ideal candidate would use genomics, broadly defined, to understand and predict the physiological response of plants to global change. Specifically, the candidate should work to understand processes that contribute to plant resilience to extreme climate events. The candidate’s research program should include quantitative, experimental approaches and may focus on plants in either agricultural or natural systems.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a creative, extramurally funded research program, to participate in teaching courses in the areas of genetics, genomics, or plant physiology in our undergraduate and graduate curricula, and to contribute to an equitable and inclusive department and campus climate. They will join a department with excellence spanning fundamental and applied plant biology in a wide range of species. A Ph.D. in plant biology, genetics, or a related field, postdoctoral experience, and demonstrated excellence in research are required.

The current base pay range for this position is $74,600-$97,200.

Required qualifications for this position that must be met by the date of application include:
• Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in plant biology, genetics, or related fields with commensurate postdoctoral experience by date of application.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:
• Candidates with experience in the computational analysis of large genomic datasets.
• Candidates with experience in plant molecular biology and physiology.
• Candidates who integrate empirical with statistical approaches.

Additional qualifications for this position that must be met by the date of hire include:
• Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in plant biology, genetics, or related fields with commensurate postdoctoral experience by date of application.

Applications must be submitted through: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01827, including a curriculum vitae, separate statements of research and teaching interests, Cover letter and up to three selected reprints. A statement addressing the candidate’s past and future contributions to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment is also required. This 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. In addition, applicants will need to request three letters of recommendation through this site. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2023. We will continue to consider applications until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicants should submit their complete applications and have all letters of reference arrive by the above date. The position will remain open until filled. Additional inquiries regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Daniel Koenig, Search Committee Chair (email: dkoenig@ucr.edu). For inquiries regarding the application process, please contact Mrs. Naudia Samuels Johnson, Academic Personnel at naudia.samuelsjohnson@ucr.edu .

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.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in plant biology, genetics, or related fields with commensurate postdoctoral experience by date of application.

Preferred qualifications

• Candidates with experience in the computational analysis of large genomic datasets.

• Candidates with experience in plant molecular biology and physiology.
• Candidates who integrate empirical with statistical approaches.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission 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.

  • Three selected reprints.

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

Please provide the contact information for a minimum of three references. You will need to request the confidential reference letters via AP Recruit as part of your application.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01827

Help contact: naudias@ucr.edu

About UC Riverside

The University of California, Riverside is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. UCR is a member institution of the American Association of Universities (AAU) as well as the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Research Universities (HSRU). 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. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.

For the University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy please visit: https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-035.pdf.

For the University of California’s Anti-Discrimination Policy, please visit: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/1001004/Anti-Discrimination.

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.

Job location

Riverside, CA