Assistant Professor of Nematology, University of California, Riverside

Position Description:
The University of California, Riverside invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Plant Nematology to begin July 1, 2020. The position is a 9-month appointment in the Department of Nematology in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences. Appointment level and salary are commensurate with experience. The successful candidate is expected to establish an internationally recognized, externally funded research program, focused on plant-nematode interactions and plant resistance to nematodes using modern experimental approaches including genetics, functional genomics and metabolomics. The appointee is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, mentor graduate and undergraduate students, participate in campus service and outreach relevant to the California Agricultural Experiment Station

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, agriculture, pest and disease science, parasitology, and health science. Faculty and their graduate students are highly collaborative with campus programs including Entomology, Evolution, Ecology, & Organismal Biology, Genetics, Genomics, & Bioinformatics, Microbiology, Plant Biology, Plant Pathology, and Biomedical Sciences.

A PhD in plant pathology, entomology, nematology, plant biology or a closely-related field is required and postdoctoral training is preferred. Expertise in plant-nematode or plant-pathogen/pest interactions is desirable.

Candidates must apply through and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and separate statements of research and teaching interests. A statement addressing the candidate’s past and potential future contributions to promote academic diversity must be included. In addition, applicants should request three letters of recommendation be submitted through this site. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to submit their applications by November 27, 2019, but the position will remain open until filled.

Additional information about the Department is available at: For questions about this position, please contact Dr. Adler Dillman, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Nematology, at For questions on application procedure and requirements, please contact Mary Stuart, Academic Personnel, at

Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.
UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Members of underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.