Director, Foundation Plant Services Academic Administrator Department of Plant Pathology University of California, Davis The Department of Plant Pathology (http://plantpathology.ucdavis.edu/) in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis is recruiting a Director for Foundation Plant Services (https://fps.ucdavis.edu/). #
This position is a fiscal year appointment as an Academic Administrator (1.0 FTE). The appointment will be in the Department of Plant Pathology.
Foundation Plant Services (FPS) is a self-supporting Center housed within the Department of Plant Pathology of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at UC Davis. The Director will have administrative and management oversight of all the activities of FPS, including management of the crop programs and supporting laboratory, greenhouse and field activities, budgetary development and oversight, administration of all academic and staff personnel, and programmatic development. This position will require an extensive knowledge of all the scientific components of maintaining virus tested plant collections and first-hand experience in working with the national and international clean plant centers and the industries they serve. The Director will be responsible for a broad range of policy-level administrative and programmatic activities for FPS and provide leadership in short- and long-range planning. The Director is expected to develop an independent, productive, and competitively funded research program in applied virology, particularly regarding economically important viruses associated with FPS crop plants. The director will be expected also to support the mission of plant pathology in the AES through teaching, outreach and research that is relevant to disease problems affecting agriculture and/or natural resources in the state of California. The Director will regularly participate in grower meetings, workshops, symposia, and seminars with regional, state, national, and international entities to promote the mission of FPS.
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