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Assistant Professor- Plant Developmental Biology

University of California, Davis Plant Biology
Davis, California
not specified
Closing date
Oct 16, 2022

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Department of Plant Biology,
College of Biological Sciences,
University of California, Davis

The Department of Plant Biology, College of Biological Sciences, at the University of California, Davis, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the broadly defined field of Plant Developmental Biology. This position is intended for early career scientists who are carrying out leading-edge research in the field of Plant Developmental Biology. The Department seeks a highly collaborative scientist who will capitalize on a broad range of questions pursued in the Department from the molecular and cellular levels to the whole plant.

Candidates should have a Ph. D. in Plant Biology, Biological Science, Molecular Biology, Developmental Biology, or a related discipline, with significant post-doctoral research experience in the field of plant developmental biology and have an outstanding record of research achievement. The successful candidate is expected to develop an independent program with emphasis on topics related to plant developmental biology. In addition, the Department of Plant Biology places a high priority on teaching and the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching and service missions of the Department and the College.

Candidates should provide names and addresses of three to five references and submit the following materials, online, at (a) cover letter, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) summary of research accomplishments (up to 2 pages), (d) clearly focused description of future research plans (up to 3 pages), (e) copies of major publications, (f) a one page statement of teaching experience, philosophy, and/or interest, and g) a one page statement of contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion (visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested).

Closing date: Open until filled; to assure full consideration, applications should be received no later than October 28, 2022.

For questions about the position and application please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Neelima Sinha ( or Co-Chair Professor Siobhan Brady ( Administrative contact: Lisa Blake (

The University of California, Davis, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Department encourages women and minorities to apply. UC Davis has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and received an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting diversity in STEM faculty, with emphasis on Hispanic Women/Latinas ( Several UC Davis ADVANCE initiatives, such as the Center for Multicultural Perspectives in Science (CAMPOS), in addition to Work-Life programs offered by the Office of the Vice Provost Academic Affairs are working 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 second person to accompany an invited faculty recruitment candidate who is a mother (or single parent of either gender) of a breast or bottle-feeding child less than two years of age.

UC Davis recognizes the necessity of supporting faculty with efforts to integrate work, family and other work-life considerations. To recruit and retain the best faculty, the campus sponsors a Work Life Program that provides programs and services that support faculty as they strive to honor their commitments to work, home and community.

The UC Davis Partner Opportunities Program (POP) is a service designed to support departments and dean’s offices in the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty. Eligibility for POP services is limited, for full program details please visit

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UC Davis and UC Davis Health System are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any property owned or leased by UC Davis and/or UC Davis Health System -- indoors and outdoors, including parking lots, industrial and residential space.

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