The University of California, Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is pleased to announce an open recruitment for a tenured professor and chair of the Department of Plant Sciences (http://www.plantsciences.ucdavis.edu). The department portfolio covers a broad array of research and extension activities in the areas of ecology, genetics, and physiology of agricultural and natural systems in California, the U.S. and abroad. The department has a large effort in cooperative extension programming and mission-oriented research activities consistent with the CA Agricultural Experiment Station. Criteria for appointment: a Ph.D. in plant sciences or a related discipline, a record of excellence in scholarly research in plant sciences that aligns with the interdisciplinary foci of the department, and demonstrated ability to establish a competitively-funded research program. The candidate is expected to have a record of strong teaching/mentoring of undergraduates and graduates, and evidence of strong outreach and stakeholder engagement experiences. Administrative experiences and skills are expected commensurate with the capacity to chair a large and diverse unit of faculty, students and staff. Applicants should submit materials via the following website: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu. Additional inquiries should be directed to Search Committee co-chairs Ed Lewis email@example.com or Jeffrey Ross-Ibarra firstname.lastname@example.org. The position will remain open until filled but to ensure consideration, applications should be received by August 31, 2016. 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 the development of a campus climate that supports equality and respect for differences based on gender, cultural ethnicity, level of disability, and sexual orientation. 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.