INSECT MOLECULAR BIOLOGIST at the University of California Davis, Department of Entomology
Title: Assistant Professor (75% instruction & research, and 25% research and outreach in the Agricultural Experiment Station) in the Department of Entomology. This is a nine-month tenure-track appointment with eleven-month term employment to be offered and continued based on academic personnel review.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to develop a creative, independent, and productive research program in the area of insect molecular biology. The broad aim will be an improved understanding of relationships between genome function and phenotypic expression. Examples of research emphasis areas include, but are not limited to, insect development, neurobiology, behavior, comparative genomics, and insect interactions with organisms ranging from symbionts and pathogens to plants and vertebrates. It is expected that the candidate will be an interactive member of the Department of Entomology, and participate in biotechnology and genome programs on campus. The Department of Entomology has a research, teaching and outreach mission to develop and disseminate comprehensive knowledge (basic and applied) regarding the biology of insects and related arthropods, and their impacts on human activities.
The appointee is expected to teach at the undergraduate level in molecular biology and related areas, and to develop a graduate level course in his/her area of specialization. Supervision of graduate students, student advising, participation in outreach programs, curricular development, and performance of university service are expected. Service responsibilities include university and public committee work, participation in professional organizations, and other appropriate means.
Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, and preferably postdoctoral training, with a research background in molecular biology. Criteria for selection include: (1) a documented research record or potential to develop a productive research program in insect molecular biology; (2) ability and desire to maintain an active extramurally funded research program; (3) interpersonal and communication skills; (4) willingness to contribute to a multidisciplinary team of university faculty and government agencies; and (5) willingness and aptitude for teaching.
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Appointment Date: Applications will be reviewed with the expectation that the appointee will be available for service on or about Sept. 1, 2009.
Applications: Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae; statement of research and teaching interests; official transcripts, publication list, reprints of key publications (up to three), and the names and addresses of at least three references on-line at (http://secure.entomology.ucdavis.edu/fa ... /login.cfm) and inquiries should be directed to Dr. Bruce Hammock, Search Committee Chair, Department of Entomology, University of California, One Shields Ave, Davis, CA 95616, telephone: (530) 752-0492, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The position is open until filled; but to assure full consideration, online applications should be submitted no later than January 15, 2009.
UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.