POSITION 20-01 Assistant Professor of Marine or Coastal Toxicology
Assistant Professor of Marine or Coastal Toxicology. Department of Environmental Toxicology, University of California, Davis As part of UC Davis' commitment to hire leading research faculty with an outstanding commitment to teaching, research and service that will promote the success of historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities and address the needs of our increasingly diverse state and student population, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, at the University of California announces an Assistant Professor faculty position (9-month in the Department of Environmental Toxicology. Applications are encouraged from candidates with a strong background in any current or emerging area that will fit within our department's disciplinary focus in Marine or Coastal Toxicology. As one of the country's leading R1 institutions, UC Davis seeks candidates with exceptional potential for research, teaching, and inclusive excellence. In addition, 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. 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.
This is an academic year (9-month), Assistant Professor tenure-track position with teaching, research, outreach/engagement and service responsibilities and includes the expectation that the appointee will conduct mission-oriented research and outreach/engagement of relevance to the California Agricultural Experiment Station (https://caes.ucdavis.edu/research/aes). The successful candidate will be a member of the Department of Environmental Toxicology and will be housed at Bodega Marine Laboratory (BML). This position is part of a hiring initiative at BML and is being coordinated through the Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute (CMSI) with two other positions, one in marine ecology and the other in coastal aquaculture systems science.
Responsibilities: The Department of Environmental Toxicology is seeking applicants that focus on areas relevant to marine or coastal toxicology. The appointee is expected to establish a competitively funded research program to address critical or emerging issues in Environmental Toxicology. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in undergraduate and graduate programs, and should be committed to mentoring and fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion. Teaching will include courses appropriate to the candidate's area of expertise, with some of the teaching to be based at the marine laboratory and some on the main campus in Davis. Participation in and development of outreach/engagement programs, and performance of departmental and university service is expected. This position is expected to collaborate with extension educators and partners in allied industries.
Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent degree in the chemistry, biochemistry, toxicology, molecular biology, biological chemistry, marine science, or a related field at the time of appointment. Post-doctoral experience is preferred. Evidence of research excellence is expected. The candidate should have the ability to develop and instruct undergraduate and graduate courses and the ability to develop and conduct extramurally funded research in fields related to environmental chemistry and toxicology.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applications: Application materials must be submitted via the following website: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu. The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by December 1st, 2020.
Required application materials include: 1) curriculum vitae including publication list, 2) up to three publications, 3) transcripts if the applicant is within five years of Ph.D. degree, 4) statement of Contributions to Research, 5) statement of teaching accomplishments and philosophy, 6) statement of future research plans relevant to Marine or Coastal Toxicology, 7) Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and 8) the names, addresses, including e-mail, of three professional references. Additional inquiries should be directed to Dr. Andrew Whitehead (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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