Endowed Professorship of Agroecology
University of California Davis
United States

Agroecology Endowed Professorship (Internal Search in Dept of Plant Sciences)

Job #JPF03800
  • Agricultural and Environmental Sciences - PLANT SCIENCES

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 25th, 2020

Next review date: Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 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.


The successful candidate’s research will focus on crop production in agricultural systems. Possible research topics include improving resource use efficiency in diverse cropping systems, alternative approaches to attain sustainable production of annual and perennial crops, and utilizing ecologically-based approaches to reduce external inputs while maintaining crop yields. Interest in California agriculture is necessary and in international agriculture is desirable. The successful candidate will be or will become a Faculty Fellow of the Agricultural Sustainability Institute (ASI) and serve as a formal link between ASI and the Department of Plant Sciences. In addition, it is anticipated that the candidate will collaborate with other scientists at UC Davis including, Cooperative Extension specialists, farm advisors, and researchers from other universities and agencies to address the mission of the department, college, and Agricultural Experiment Station. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in departmental, ASI, college, and campus committees, and with state, regional and national organizations, as appropriate, as well as to contribute to teaching one or more core courses in the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems major. Candidates must have a strong and well-documented background in agroecology, crop ecology, agroecosystem management, agronomy, or related fields. Candidates must have the ability to conduct independent and cooperative research, and a willingness to address research areas relevant to the mission of the Agricultural Experiment Station.

The holder of the Endowed Professorship in Agroecology will be a tenured associate or full professor in the Department of Plant Sciences dedicated to research and teaching agricultural science and formally affiliated with the Agricultural Sustainability Institute.

Please submit applications in RECRUIT by October 31, 2020
Application Requirements 1. Statement of Interest (not to exceed three pages): please include suitability for the position and description of relevant research. 2. Curriculum Vitae: please include publications within the last five years. 3. Names/contact information of two internal and two external referees 4. Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The University of California, Davis, and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and respect for differences based on gender, cultural ethnicity, disabilities, and sexual orientation. The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. Please include publications within the last five years.
  • Statement of Interest - (not to exceed three pages): please include suitability for the position and description of relevant research.
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.
Reference requirements
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