Assistant Professor of Nematology

UC Davis
UC Davis
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
September 27 2017
Other, Education
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Title: Assistant Professor of Nematology. The Department of Entomology and Nematology in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis is recruiting an Assistant Professor of Nematology with a preferred emphasis in Plant Nematology. 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 (


Responsibilities: The Department of Entomology and Nematology is seeking applicants that use modern approaches and methods in their basic research and translate the resulting discoveries to the development of integrated management of plant-parasitic nematodes. The appointee is expected to establish a competitively funded research program using tools that enhance understanding of plant-parasitic nematodes and host-parasite interactions. The successful candidate will extend basic research to crop plants and integrated pest management to address critical or emerging issues aimed at reducing the impact of nematodes. The appointee will be responsible for teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including for example, NEM 100 General Plant Nematology (4 units), NEM 110 Introduction to Nematology (2 units), ABI 50A Animal Biology Laboratory (2), NEM 201 Molecular and Physiological Plant Nematology (2 units), and contributing to participatory graduate seminars. The appointee is expected to teach formal courses in two academic quarters each year, and participate in curricular development for the Animal Biology Major. Participation in and development of outreach/engagement programs, and performance of departmental and university service is expected. This position is expected to work with extension educators and partners in allied industries.


Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Nematology or appropriate area of Biological Sciences. 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 Plant Nematology.


Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Applications: Application materials must be submitted via the following website: The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by November 30.

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 research accomplishments, 5) statement of teaching accomplishments and philosophy, 6) statement of future research plans relevant to Plant Nematology, 7) Statement of Contributions to Diversity, and 8) the names, addresses, including e-mail, of four professional references. Additional inquiries should be directed to Dr. Becky Westerdahl, Department of Entomology and Nematology (College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences), email:


UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.