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.