Endowed Chair in Internal Plant Pathology

University of California Davis Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

United States

John & Joan Fiddyment Endowed Chair. (Internal Plant Pathology Search)

Job #JPF03991
  • Agricultural and Environmental Sciences - PLANT PATHOLOGY

Recruitment Period

Open date: February 16th, 2021

Next review date: Tuesday, Mar 16, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Apr 16, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences


The Fiddyment Chair will support research and teaching in the field of Plant Pathology and Agriculture. This position will further strengthen the internationally recognized research activities in this area on campus, and enhance interdisciplinary cooperation across departments. The chair hold will participate in teaching courses and curriculum development in the area of plant pathology, agriculture, or Global Disease Biology. As there is no new FTE for this position, the Fiddyment Chair recruitment will be internal and will recognize an outstanding tenured UC Davis faculty member in the Department of Plant Pathology. The term of the appointment is five years, with the possibility of renewal following positive review. The incumbent is expected to submit to the dean’s office an annual report of scholarly activities related to the chair position, to organize a workshop or seminar series on campus in years two and four focused on plant pathology, and present a final seminar to the campus community at the termination of the appointment.


The Endowed Chair holder will be a faculty member of the University of California, Davis, Department of Plant Pathology at the level of Associate Professor, Step 1-5 or Professor, Step 1-5 at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will have demonstrated strong research skills and innovative approaches to scientific inquiry with a focus on plant pathology and agriculture. Candidates must also have demonstrated teaching excellence at the graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as programmatic impact and leadership. Advancement of the holder of the Fiddyment Chair through the faculty ranks will be based on his/her scholarly activities, teaching, and university and public service.


Application materials must be submitted via the following website: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/. Applicants must submit a 3-5 page statement of interest and assessment of their qualifications for the position, a curriculum vita a statement of diversity, equity and inclusion and the names of three external academic references, by March 1, 2021. The University of California, Davis, and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to development of a campus climate that supports equality and respect for differences based on gender, cultural ethnicity, level of disability, and sexual orientation. The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Recommended I&R and OR FTE for the Position
The I&R and OR FTE split will be the FTE split currently held by the successful candidate.

Statement Regarding the Adequacy of Space and Resources for Support of the Position
Chair holder will retain an appointment in his/her current department. Support resources will include normal departmental support plus income from the Fiddyment Chair endowment.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.
  • Statement of Interest - 3-5 pages
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
Job location
  • Davis, CA

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