Career Center

Job Seekers
Job Detail
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (FOOD SYSTEMS AND VALUE-ADDED AGRICULTURAL NETWORKS)
University of California Davis
Bookmark and Share  LINK Email Print
Posted:
November 17, 2013
Location:
Davis, California
Salary:
Open
Type:
Full-time - Experienced
Category:
Agricultural Sciences
University of California Davis
The University of California, Davis, is a recognized leader in higher education, offering world-class academic, research and professional opportunities to its students, staff and faculty. The university has two primary locations: the main campus in Davis and its Sacramento campus, which is the home of the UC Davis Health System. Learn more about UC Davis by visiting www.ucdavis.edu, or visit the ...UC Davis Health System at http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/welcome/index.html. Rankings: ú 1st among national universities in number of faculty papers written in the field of ecology and the environment, agriculture, entomology, food science and nutrition, and plant and animal sciences (ScienceWatch) ú 5th among U.S. universities in the number of international scholars ("Open Doors 2010 Report on International Educational Exchange")ú 7th among public universities and 27th among public and private universities ((The Best Colleges' Top 50 Colleges and Universities in America 2011-12)ú 8th among U.S. universities based on our contributions to society (Washington Monthly 2011) ú 8th in America's 100 Greenest Schools by Sierra magazine, the publication of the Sierra Club (2011). ú 9th among public research universities nationwide and 38th among public and private research universities (U.S. News & World Report's 2012 "America's Best Colleges") ú 10th in research funding in 2009-10 among U.S. ranked public universities and 15th for public and private universities (National Science Foundation PDF)ú 10th happiest U.S. college campus (Newsweek College Rankings 2011)ú A top-50 U.S. medical school and hospital (U.S. News & World Report) Association:One of 63 North American universities admitted into the prestigious Association of American UniversitiesResearch funding: $684 million in 2010-11Private support: $118 million in 2010-11Total UC Davis endowment: $766 million Colleges/Schools/Divisions:ú 4 colleges (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences, Engineering, Letters and Science) ú 6 professional schools (Education, Law, Management, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing) ú Health Care: UC Davis Health System serves a 65,000-square-mile area that includes 33 counties and 6 million residents across Northern and Central California. It includes a 631-bed acute-care teaching hospital in Sacramento and the region's only Level 1 trauma center. ú The UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital cares for more than 30,000 small and large animals each year. UC Davis veterinary and human medical scientists also collaborate to better address diseases that affect both animals and humans.ú Library: Contains more than 3.88 million volumes and is ranked among the top research libraries in North America.ú Number of Staff Employed at UC Davis: 29,000 (including Health System employees)ú Student enrollment: 32,290 (fall 2010)ú Living alumni: 205,755ú Undergraduate majors: 102 ú Graduate programs: 88ú Intercollegiate sports: 23 (14 for women, 9 for men as of July 1, 2010) ú Campus acreage: 5,300 acres (largest UC campus) UC Davis DistinctionsUC Davis is the leading university in the nation in studies related to food and the environment, measured in academic output, and is noted for many other programs. The university's breadth of academic commitment to providing a rigorous and research-enriched education, and determination to address society's most pressing concerns create a supportive learning environment for both students and faculty that is truly distinctive. A Comprehensive EducationUC Davis is a leader in interdisciplinary study, and one of the most comprehensive universities in the nation. We are the only UC campus with schools of education, law, medicine, management, nursing and veterinary medicine.A research giant In the past decade, UC Davis research funding has more than doubled, from $298 million in 2000-01 to today's $684 million. Health system research funding is at an all-time high of $200 million annually and has been growing at one of the fastest rates in the nation. The medical school ranks 36th in National Institutes of Health research funding, up from 62nd a decade ago. Leader in sustainability: UC Davis is a global leader in sustainability-related research and instruction, applied technology, and transformative projects and programs that advance knowledge and serve as models for the world. Among its initiatives, the university is currently constructing UC Davis West Village, a zero net energy mixed-use community that will serve as an experiential laboratory for sustainable living. Global warning system for diseases: UC Davis is at the forefront of identifying and controlling diseases that move between wildlife and people through a global early warning system. Funded with up to $75 million over five years, the UC Davis PREDICT program is one of five new initiatives of the U.S. Agency for International Development and is known in combination as the Emerging Pandemic Threats Program. Super in Science UC Davis leads the nation in graduate and undergraduate education in the biological sciences. Year after year, UC Davis tops the charts in numbers of doctoral and bachelor degrees conferred in biological sciences.ú Top hospital: UC Davis Medical Center ranks among the top 50 hospitals in America for orthopaedics and cancer care, according to a U.S. News & World Report survey. ú Energy powerhouse: With nearly 100 faculty engaged in research and academic programs, UC Davis is a leader in energy research. Our faculty is looking at renewable energy, alternative vehicle fuels (biogas, hydrogen, electricity), and lighting technology. ú Epidemics experts: UC Davis experts in human health, veterinary medicine and agriculture are shaping the debate surrounding critical human health issues, such as avian flu and West Nile virus.ú Big in engineering: UC Davis has the largest engineering undergraduate student population in the UC system, offering the most accredited majors. ú Stem cell research: Nearly 150 scientists and their teams work to find treatments and cures for a variety of diseases at the UC Davis Institute for Regenerative Cures. They harness a unique advantage in Northern California's largest academic Good Manufacturing Practice laboratory, an ultra-sophisticated resource used by stem cell investigators from throughout the state and beyond.ú Fueling the wine industry: Research at UC Davis has fueled the growth of the $45 billion-a-year California wine industry, and we were honored by an Assembly Resolution of the California Legislature for our worldwide leadership and innovation in enology and viticulture. Engaged in Public Serviceú Full-service medical center: UC Davis Health System operates the region's only Level 1 trauma center, National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center and comprehensive children's hospital, and also offers transplant services, a vascular center, an institute for neurodevelopmental disorders and a world-renowned telemedicine network. The medical center's new surgery and emergency services pavilion added a state-of-the-art 472,000-square-foot facility for surgery, trauma, emergency and burn service in 2010. In 2011 UC Davis earned "Most Connected" hospital status from U.S. News and a "Most Wired" designation from Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.ú Animal health: UC Davis' Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital cares for more than 32,000 small and large animals each year while teaching veterinary students essential clinical skills. UC Davis' veterinary operations stretch from Davis to Africa, with programs in wildlife health, zoo medicine, sea health, shelter medicine and other areas of expertise.ú Collaborating with entrepreneurs: The UC Davis Center for Entrepreneurship at the Graduate School of Management brings science, engineering and business students and faculty together with experienced entrepreneurs, investors and corporate leaders in a highly collaborative environment that blends effective theory with hands-on participation and solution-driven innovation. ú Law clinics for the public: The UC Davis School of Law offers community support in the areas of immigration, prison law, civil rights litigation and family protection. ú Providing the best teachers: Since its inception in 2002, the UC Davis School of Education has prepared nearly 6,000 teachers for California classrooms and for two consecutive years, UC Davis alumni were named California Teachers of the Year. Native studies:UC Davis is home to the first Native American studies doctoral program in the country. Alumni achievers:Our alumni can be found from space to the legal bench. We have two of 100 astronauts in the NASA space program - Stephen Robinson '78 and Tracy Caldwell '97. Tani Cantil-Sakauye is the 28th Chief Justice of California. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits and a stimulating work environment. The University of California, Davis, is located in a dynamic metropolitan area in the heart of California's Central Valley, not far from the state capital and the San Francisco Bay Area. The main campus is within walking distance to downtown Davis, which has great shops, restaurants and fine entertainment. The Sacramento campus -- approximately 20 minutes east of Davis and close to the capital's thriving Midtown area -- is home to UC Davis Health System, which includes UC Davis Medical Center and UC Davis School of Medicine.The University of California, Davis, including its UC Davis Health System, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, with a strong institutional commitment to the development of a climate that supports equality of opportunity and respect for differences.33 counties and 6 million residents across Northern and Central California. It includes a 631-bed acute-care teaching hospital in Sacramento and the region's only Level 1 trauma center.
The Community and Regional Development (CRD) program of the Department of Human Ecology at the University of California, Davis announces an opening for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level. We seek outstanding candidates with a promising research program in Food Systems and Value-Added Agricultural Networks. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a strong social science research agenda, inter-disciplinary and multi-dimensional perspectives, substantial capacity for generating extra-mural funding to support their research program, and a record or promise of excellence in teaching and mentoring students.

Candidates should have expertise in value-chain analysis, network analysis, values-based supply chains, and/or commodity chain/systems analysis. Topics of study could include the development of low-income regions through agro-industry, the formation and expansion of agricultural value-added chains, regional agricultural identity creation, entrepreneurship (including in the social and ecological fields), and the role of universities in the creation and support of regional food production clusters. Research taking an integrative approach across time, space and/or regions is particularly welcome. Additionally, research that considers social equity and environmental sustainability in a regional context or value chain is of great interest. . This Assistant Professor position will include an appointment in the Agricultural Experiment Station. Faculty members who hold an Agricultural Experiment Station appointment have a responsibility to conduct research and outreach relevant to the mission of the land grant university.We welcome candidates from a variety of disciplines including sociology, rural sociology, geography, city and regional planning, political science, public policy, economics, and anthropology. Interested candidates should submit all materials via the web-based online submission system at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF00156Required materials include a research statement, a teaching statement, a C.V., three to five representative publications, and the names and contact information of at least four referees who have agreed to write letters on your behalf. Applications received by November 8, 2013, will be guaranteed consideration for positions beginning in July 2014 (depending on candidate's availability). The search will remain open until the position is filled.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. For more information please contact Luis Guarnizo, Search Committee Chair at leguarnizo@ucdavis.edu.#13-07

Internal Number: CAES Food Sci 13-07
Setup a Job Alert to be notified when similar jobs are posted.
Stay Connected with NCSS:   Follow NCSSNetwork on Twitter FaceBook.png rss_0.gif