Assistant Professor/Assistant Nematologist in Molecular/Ecosystem Parasitology
University of California, Riverside in California
|Deadline||Open until filled|
|Date Posted||January 9, 2014|
|Type||Tenured, tenure track|
|Salary||Commensurate with experience|
The Department of Nematology invites applications for an Assistant Professor/Assistant Nematologist in Molecular/Ecosystem Parasitology. The position is available July 1, 2014; it is a tenure-track 9-month appointment. Appointment level and salary within the assistant series are commensurate with experience. Ph.D. is required; post-doctoral experience is preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a competitively funded research program that may focus on nematode parasites of invertebrates (e.g. insects) or vertebrates including those with intermediate invertebrate hosts/vectors. Potential research areas include molecular approaches to comparative genomics in relation to ecosystem function, population structure, epidemiology, coevolution and phylogenetics, or using molecular genetics to develop a deeper understanding of metabolic impairment, signaling pathways or immune responses in definitive or intermediate hosts. Expectations are for teaching general and upper level parasitology to both biology and health sciences undergraduate students. Opportunities are available to participate in Ecology/Evolution, Genomics and other aligned graduate programs for graduate student teaching and mentoring.
The Department of Nematology
The Department of Nematology is committed to a broad-based mission in nematology research, teaching and outreach including strengths in ecology, evolution, agriculture, pest and disease science, parasitology, and health science. Faculty and their graduate students are highly collaborative with campus programs and centers including Biology, Ecology/Evolution, Genomics, Entomology, Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Center for Invasive Species Research, Center for Disease Vector Research, Biomedical Sciences and the School of Medicine.
Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications by February 10, 2014, but the position will remain open until filled. Candidates must apply at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00083 and include curriculum vitae, statements of research interests and goals and provide three letters of reference. Additionally, applicants must request three individuals to send (upload) letters of reference addressed to Professor James Baldwin, Search Committee Chair, Department of Nematology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0415. Phone: 951/827-5819.
Additional information about the Department and the position is available at: http://www.nematology.ucr.edu
The University of California is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Members of underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. http://affirmativeaction.ucr.edu/forms/eeo_survey.html
How To Apply
You can apply for this position online at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00083