UC Davis Seeks An Assistant Professor of Strawberry Breeding & Genetics

Posted on January 28, 2022
UC Davis Seeks An Assistant Professor of Strawberry Breeding & Genetics
Position Title                                                                                                                     506017_1634600421033_UniversityofCaliforniaDavis

Assistant Professor of Strawberry Breeding & Genetics

Position Summary                                         

The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) is pleased to announce the recruitment for an academic year (9-month), Assistant Professor, tenure-track faculty position in Strawberry Breeding and Genetics. The position has teaching, research, outreach/engagement, and service responsibilities, and the expectation to conduct mission-oriented research and outreach/engagement of relevance to the California Agricultural Experiment Station (https://caes.ucdavis.edu/research/aes). The appointee is expected to lead the Strawberry Breeding Program after a period of transition from the current breeder and bring significant expertise and skills in plant breeding, quantitative genetics, and genomics. Participation in and development of outreach/engagement programs and performance of departmental and university service is expected. This hire is of key strategic importance to the department and campus, with significant out-facing interactions with multiple stakeholders in California and globally, across the strawberry industry.

As one of the country’s leading R1 institutions, UC Davis seeks to promote the success of historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities and address the needs of our increasingly diverse state and student population. The successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the barriers preventing full participation of members from historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities in higher education, such as (but not limited to) women, underrepresented minorities, individuals self-identifying as LGBTQIA+, veterans, individuals with disabilities, economically disadvantaged groups, first-generation, undocumented students, or students with any intersections in between. Successful candidates will help advance UC Davis’ strategic goal of improving access and building an inclusive community for all marginalized populations and have 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.


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Applicants should submit materials via the following website: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu. Additional inquiries can be directed to Edward Charles Brummer ecbrummer@ucdavis.edu or Gail Taylor gtaylor@ucdavis.edu. The position will remain open until filled but to ensure consideration, applications should be received by 15 March 2022.


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.