Assistant Professor in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

University of California-Davis
Davis, CA, United States
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Open date: January 18th, 2019

Next review date: February 18th, 2019
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: April 30th, 2019
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.


As part of a campus-wide initiative to hire leading research faculty with a strong commitment to teaching, research and service that will promote the success of underrepresented minority students (African-American, Latino (a)/Chicano (a)/Hispanic, and Native American) and address the needs of our increasingly diverse state, UC Davis announces an assistant professor faculty position in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Applications are encouraged from candidates with a strong disciplinary background in any current or emerging area that will fit within one of our departments in the agricultural, environmental, and human/social sciences arenas.

In addition to a strong record of research and teaching excellence, the successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the barriers preventing full participation of underrepresented minorities in higher education. The successful candidate also will have an accomplished track record (calibrated to career stage) of teaching, research or service activities addressing the needs of underrepresented minorities, and a clearly articulated vision of how their work at UC Davis will continue to contribute to the University’s mission of serving the needs of our diverse state and student population. Applicants’ track record of engagement and activity related to diversity, equal opportunity, and inclusion as well as their plans for future engagement will be a significant part of the overall evaluation of the candidate’s qualifications for a faculty appointment.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. or equivalent in agricultural, environmental, and human/social sciences or related discipline awarded by time of hire.

Additional Qualifications

We desire applicants who have identified strengths and experiences in the following areas:

  • Excellence in research that complements or extends existing research strengths in the college and the potential to attract extramural funding.
  • Evidence of commitment to or strong potential for commitment to the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion for underrepresented minority students and groups (African-American, Latino (a)/Chicano (a)/Hispanic, and Native American), and how this commitment integrates with teaching, research, and service.
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching. Must demonstrate potential or evidence of ability to perform well at both graduate and undergraduate levels and to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses or seminars.

We encourage applications from candidates with strong disciplinary background in any current or emerging area that will fit within one of the following departments:

  • Agriculture & Resource Economics
  • Animal Science
  • Biological & Agricultural Engineering 
  • Entomology & Nematology 
  • Environmental Science & Policy 
  • Environmental Toxicology 
  • Food Science & Technology 
  • Human Ecology 
  • Land, Air & Water Resources 
  • Nutrition
  • Plant Pathology 
  • Plant Sciences
  • Viticulture & Enology
  • Wildlife, Fish & Conservation Biology

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Appointment will be as an academic year (9-month) tenure-track Assistant Professor. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent in agricultural, environmental, and human/social sciences or related discipline awarded by time of hire. Participation in department, college, and university service is an expectation under our faculty shared governance model.

Application Requirements

We strongly recommend that all candidates visit our website dedicated to this search for additional information about how their application materials, including their Statement of Contributions to Diversity, will be used by the Search Committee in our screening and review process. The link is

For full consideration applications must be completed by February 18, 2019; the position will remain open until filled through April 30, 2019. Application packages should be submitted online through and should include the following documents: current Curriculum Vitae, cover letter, Research Statement, Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Statement of Teaching Accomplishments and Philosophy, and 3-6 letters of recommendation.