The Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology at the University of California invites applicants for a full-time Assistant Professor in Fungal Biology to conduct applied research for the Judelson Lab in Riverside, CA. This position will start on July 1, 2024. The purpose of this position is to host-pathogen interactions, symbiosis biology, metabolism and biotechnology, development/morphology, ecology/climate change, and evolution. The final candidate will utilize systems biology, genomics, genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, next generation sequencing, advanced statistical modeling, and/or metabolomics approaches in their research, examining either single fungal species or complexes of fungi with hosts or other microbes (microbiomes). The position is an academic year (9-month) appointment in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences housed on UCR campus. The candidate is expected to establish an internationally recognized, externally funded research program, to work in an integrative multidisciplinary environment, to communicate their work effectively to a broader public, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and participate in departmental and campus service.
The UC salary consists of a base pay of $74,600 - $97,200 for Assistant Professors and additional off-scale to be commensurate with market value, qualifications and experiences. The off-scale portion of the salary will be maintained as long as satisfactory academic progress is made. Additionally, the off-scale will be maintained subject to market adjustments to the UC salary scale.
Required qualifications for this position that must be met by the date of application include: a Ph.D. in Fungal Biology, Mycology, Microbiology, Pathology or a closely-related discipline; a record of strong research productivity and scholarship; and the ability to teach mycology, microbiology, genetics, or other related classes; and excellent communication skills. Postdoctoral experience is desired. Appointment level and salary are commensurate with experience.
Preferred qualifications for this position include: None
Additional qualifications for this position that must be met by the date of hire include: Postdoctoral research experience and experience of teaching undergraduate and graduate classes are highly desired. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential.
Advancement through the Assistant Professor ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.
To apply: submit a Cover Letter describing background and interests, Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Research/Scholarly Activities with solid evidence of a Future Research Plan (3 page maximum), Statement of Teaching Philosophy (2 page maximum), Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (2 page maximum), and Contact information for 3-5 references. to https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF01824. Review of applications will commence on 1/3/24, and proceed until position is filled. For full consideration, applicants should submit their complete applications prior to the above date.
For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Hailing Jin, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Microbiology & Plant Pathology, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions on application procedures and requirements, please contact Melissa Resendez, Academic Personnel, at email@example.com.
The University of California, Riverside is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. UCR is a member institution of the American Association of Universities (AAU) as well as the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Research Universities (HRSU). Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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