“PLANT RESPONSE AND ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE” THE DEPARTMENT OF PLANT AND MICROBIAL BIOLOGY UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY
The Department of Plant and Microbial Biology in the College of Natural Resources at the University of California, Berkeley, has an opening for a faculty position in plant biology with an expected start date of July 1, 2019. This position may be filled at any level (tenure track Assistant Professor, tenured Associate Professor or Professor, nine-month appointment). Rank will be determined based on qualifications and experience.
We seek an individual who currently has, or will develop, an internationally recognized, extramurally funded research program in plant genomics and/or epigenetics to investigate fundamental questions in plant biology, including but not limited to plant biochemistry and metabolism, interactions with other organisms, abiotic stress responses including salt, drought, and temperature tolerance, environmental signal transduction, evolution and adaptation. We are especially interested in research that examines fundamental aspects of plant responses and adaptation to climate change. The desirable candidate’s research will be expected to contribute to the development and implementation of cutting‐edge genome editing tools and integrate a broad spectrum of genetic, physiological, computational, and genomic approaches. Candidates who use systems and/or synthetic biology approaches and conduct translational research with crops and/or naturally occurring populations are also encouraged to apply.
Candidates for a tenured appointment will have an opportunity to take on a leadership role in the Innovative Genomics Institute in the area of plant genome editing. The successful applicant will join a dynamic and diverse community of biologists on the UC Berkeley campus in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology (http://pmb.berkeley.edu), and will have extensive opportunities for synergistic collaborations with the Innovative Genomics Institute (http://innovativegenomics.org/), USDA-ARS Plant Gene Expression Center (http://pgec.berkeley.edu/), UC Berkeley Energy Biosciences Institute (http://www.energybiosciencesinstitute.org), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (http://www.lbl.gov/), Joint Genome Institute (http://www.jgi.doe.gov/), and the Joint BioEnergy Institute (http://www.jbei.org/).
The Department of Plant & Microbial Biology and the Berkeley campus values diversity, equity and inclusion as exemplified by the following principles of community:
We recognize the intrinsic relationship between diversity and excellence in all our endeavors.
We embrace open and equitable access to opportunities for learning and development as our obligation and goal.
Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students and staff who share our commitment to these principles. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to equity and inclusion. Financial and in-kind resources are available to pursue activities that help accelerate our efforts to achieve our equity and inclusion goals.
The University of California, Berkeley is dedicated to recruiting a diverse applicant pool and is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. Preferred candidates should demonstrate the highest standards of professional research, teaching, service, and contribute to our commitment to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education.
Basic Qualifications (required at the time of application):
• All applicants must have a PhD (or equivalent international degree) at the time of application.
Additional Qualifications (required by the start date):
• Applicants at the Assistant level must have a minimum of two years postdoctoral experience by the date of hire.
• The ideal candidate, any level, will have demonstrated excellence and originality in research.
• The ideal candidate, any level, will have a documented background and proven success in experimental plant biology and the ability to contribute to instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
• The ideal candidate, at any level, will exhibit an understanding of and a commitment to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Applicants at the Assistant level (including individuals currently holding tenure-track Assistant Professor or equivalent position) should submit a curriculum vitae (your most recently updated C.V.), cover letter, a two-to-three page statement of research describing current and future research interests, a one page statement of teaching experience and philosophy, a two-to-three page statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (including your understanding of these issues, your record of activities, and your specific plans/ goals for advancing equity; see https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity), and up to five papers or other documents (optional). Applicants at the Assistant level should also arrange to have three to five letters of reference submitted via this web portal. Letters of recommendation must be uploaded by referees no later than the final date to apply (November 26, 2018).
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Applicants at the Associate Professor or Professor level (individuals currently holding tenure or positions equivalent to tenure in higher education or industry) should submit a curriculum vitae (your most recently updated C.V.), cover letter, a two-to-three page statement of research describing current and future research interests, a one page statement of teaching experience and philosophy, a two-to-three page statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (including your understanding of these issues, your record of activities, and your specific plans/ goals for advancing equity; see https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity), and up to five papers or other documents (optional). Applicants at the Associate Professor or Professor level must include names of three to five persons that may be contacted confidentially on behalf of the applicants. Letters of reference will be sought from finalists only, and we will seek your permission before doing so.
To apply at the Associate/Full Professor level, please go to the following link:
Applications for any level must be received by November 26, 2018 to be eligible for consideration. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.
All letters of recommendation will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.
For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: https://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty.
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