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Faculty

The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Purdue University seeks applicants for a tenure track; Assistant Professor level faculty position in Plant Biology.  This is an academic year appointment.  The search will be focused on identifying candidates addressing fundamental questions related to the role of plant growth regulators/hormones in plant growth and development.  Applicants whose research uses state-of-the-art tools or approaches, such as systems level measurements, live cell imaging, computational biology and modeling, are particularly encourage to apply.  The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally-recognized extramurally-funded research program, interact with diverse faculty, staff and students across campus, demonstrate excellence in their teaching of graduate and/or undergraduate courses, and function as an active member of the department and university faculty.

The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology has a diverse and creative faculty that conducts research in plant biology, plant pathology, weed science, and ecology.  The department is part of a dynamic research community of basic and applied plant scientists in the College of Agriculture and across the university.  The department is located in the newly renovated Lilly Hall with excellent modern lab space and plant growth facilities.  Facilities for field-based research are available near campus and throughout the state.  Core facilities for genomics, bioinformatics, microscopy, metabolomics and proteomics are available.  Discovery Park promotes interdisciplinary research interactions and provides access to advanced analytical technologies and expertise.

In addition to filling current position, Purdue University has made a commitment to strengthen research in the Plant Sciences by investing in 10 new faculty positions as well as improving research infrastructure through the "Purdue Moves the World Forward" initiative (http://www.purdue.edu/purduemoves/).  The College of Agriculture at Purdue University is deeply committed to the three land-grant missions (teaching, research, and extension), to international activities and perspectives that span all missions, and to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort.  The College has 11 academic departments and includes 320 faculty, 2650 undergraduates students, and 690 graduate students.  The College's strategic plan can be accessed at https://www2.ag.purdue.edu/Pages/strategicplan.aspx.

Qualified candidates should have a Ph.D. in biology, biochemistry, computational biology or a related field and at least two years of postdoctoral research experience and expertise in plant biology.  applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two-page summary of research interest, one-page teaching statement and the names and contact information of three references.  These material should be sent electronically to mowp@purdue.edu.  Review of application will begin on January 20, 2014, and will continue until the position if filled.  A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

1/20/2014
 
  
Faculty

The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Purdue University seeks applicants for a tenure track faculty position in Root/Rhizosphere Biology at the Assistant Professor level. This is an academic year appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a nationally recognized research program that enhances our understanding of the growth, development and function of roots and/or their interactions with the surrounding biotic and abiotic environment. Specific areas of research may include, but are not limited to, interactions among plants and rhizosphere microbial communities, effects of environmental factors on root structure and function, role of the rhizosphere in plant nutrition and nutrient cycling, microbial community ecology and population studies. Creative approaches to these questions that utilize modern molecular and computational approaches are particularly encouraged. Close collaboration is expected with other faculty, both within the department and in other programs at Purdue. To be successful, the individual must attract external support and supervise graduate student research. Participation in both undergraduate and graduate teaching as a part of the department’s overall teaching mission is expected. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with professional experience.

The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology has a diverse and creative faculty that conducts research in plant biology, plant pathology, weed science, and ecology.  The department is part of a dynamic research community of basic and applied plant scientists in the College of Agriculture and across the university.  The department is located in the newly renovated Lilly Hall with excellent modern lab space and plant growth facilities.  Facilities for field-based research are available near campus and throughout the state.  Core facilities for genomics, bioinformatics, microscopy, metabolomics and proteomics are available.  Discovery Park promotes interdisciplinary research interactions and provides access to advanced analytical technologies and expertise.

In addition to filling current position, Purdue University has made a commitment to strengthen research in the Plant Sciences by investing in 10 new faculty positions as well as improving research infrastructure through the "Purdue Moves the World Forward" initiative (http://www.purdue.edu/purduemoves/).  The College of Agriculture at Purdue University is deeply committed to the three land-grant missions (teaching, research, and extension), to international activities and perspectives that span all missions, and to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort.  The College has 11 academic departments and includes 320 faculty, 2650 undergraduates students, and 690 graduate students.  The College's strategic plan can be accessed at https://www2.ag.purdue.edu/Pages/strategicplan.aspx.

Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. in the biological or computational sciences and postdoctoral research experience.  Applicants should send a letter of application outlining their research interest and describing their philosophical and conceptual approach to a research/teaching position at a land-grant university.  Applications should also include a complete resume and the contact information for three references.  These materials should be sent electronically to mowp@purdue.edu.  Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2013.

Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

12/15/2013
 
  
Faculty

The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Purdue University seeks applicants for a tenure track faculty position in Weed Science at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. This is an academic year appointment. Candidates will be expected to develop a nationally recognized research program and provide weed science education for undergraduate and graduate students. Close collaboration is expected with other weed scientists, and with related programs in the College of Agriculture. Research: The goals of this position are to conduct research that improves our understanding of weed biology and ecology and contributes to the development of weed management programs in Indiana and the United States. The specific research focus may include, but is not limited to, plant-herbicide interactions, weed management in organic and low input systems, and the biology and management of herbicide-resistant weeds. To be successful, the individual must attract external support and supervise graduate student research. Teaching: Teaching responsibilities include an undergraduate course in weed science and participation in the department’s overall teaching mission. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with professional experience.


The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology has a diverse and creative faculty that conducts research in plant pathology, weed science, plant biology, and ecology. The department is part of a dynamic research community of applied and basic plant scientists in the College of Agriculture and across the university. The department is located in the newly renovated Lilly Hall with excellent modern lab space and plant growth facilities. Facilities for field-based research are available near campus and throughout the state. Core facilities for genomics, bioinformatics, microscopy, metabolomics and proteomic are available. Discovery Park promotes interdisciplinary research interactions and provides access to advanced analytical technologies and expertise.

The College of Agriculture at Purdue University is deeply committed to the three land-grant missions (teaching, research, and Extension), to international activities and perspectives that span all missions, and to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort. The College has 11 academic departments and includes 300 faculty, 2650 undergraduate students, and 685 graduate students. Purdue Extension is comprised of campus specialists who partner with a statewide system of 275 professionals and in all 92 counties delivering high impact research-based programs to stakeholders in Indiana and around the world. The College’s strategic plan can be accessed at https://www2.ag.purdue.edu/Pages/strategicplan.aspx.

Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. in weed science or a related field. Applicants should send a letter of application outlining their research interests and describing their philosophical and conceptual approach to a research/teaching position at a land grant university. Applications should also include a complete resume and the contact information for three references. These materials should be sent electronically to mowp@purdue.edu. Review of applications will begin on February 21, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.​
2/21/2013
 
  
Administrative/Professional
Description:
The successful candidate will develop, coordinate and maintain an enterprise level Windows, MacOS, Linux and Solaris environment as part of an integrated College of Agriculture IT team effort in support of research, teaching and outreach goals of the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology. The successful applicant is expected to keep up with and understand new and emerging technologies, and communicate and assist in the adoption of such new technologies.
Required:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering/Technology, Computer Science or related field.
  • Three years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas: Windows, MacOS, Linux, or Solaris systems administration.
  • Consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of related education and required work experience.
  • Hardware maintenance of advanced computer, peripherals, and networking systems.
  • Proficient in working with a variety of programming languages.
  • Responsible to manage, develop, and maintain the department's computer resources.
  • Possess ability to diagnose and troubleshoot problems on a variety of computing environments.
  • Familiar with enterprise authentication and security practices, software patching, imaging, and redistribution techniques, and backup/restore solutions.
  • Ability to provide software/hardware analysis, development, purchasing, training, and consultation for faculty, staff, and students.
  • Programming emphasis has been on web design, multimedia courseware, mobile and distance learning development, and databases.
  • Leadership skills to represent the department on College and University activities.
  • Excellent people skills and a facilitating personality will be critical for success.
  • Ability to lift and carry 25-50 pounds frequently and 60 pounds occasionally.
Apply online at Purdue University (Job Number: 1200591).
8/23/2012
 
  
Administrative/Professional
Description:
The primary responsibility of this administrative/professional position will be to support Extension Plant Pathology faculty in communicating research-based information to the public. Program development will focus primarily on diseases of agronomic crops.

Responsibilities:
The successful candidate is expected to support established Extension programs by creating web-based, print, and presentation resources that will be disseminated through Purdue Extension channels. This includes developing and presenting information on current disease issues at county-based Extension programs. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to aid in disease diagnosis, field surveys, and research projects as appropriate. This person must collaborate effectively with faculty and other staff in an interdisciplinary team addressing issues in crop production and disease management.

Qualifications:
Candidates must have a M.S. degree in plant pathology or related field. Experience in agronomic crop disease diagnosis and disease management is preferred. Experience with web development, Adobe programs, and other computer or technological platforms is preferred. Candidates must also possess excellent written and oral communication skills.

Apply online at http://purdue.taleo.net/careersection/wl/jobdetail.ftl?job=128980 (Job Number: 1101276). Applications must include a description of extension interests; a complete curriculum vita that includes a summary of academic and other professional experiences; and the names and contact information for three references.
For further information about this position, please contact: Kiersten Wise, kawise@purdue.edu .
8/31/2012
 
  
Administrative/Professional
Description:
The successful candidate will assist the principal investigator (PI) in research dealing with the etiology and management of turfgrass diseases. This position exists to support efforts in applied research and extension education involving turf disease management.
Required:
  • Bachelor's degree in Agriculture, Plant Biology, or related field
  • Two years of research experience on turfgrasses and turfgrass pathogens in the field and laboratory.
  • Knowledge of management and maintenance of amenity turfgrasses, especially those used for golf courses and athletic fields.
  • Knowledge of turf pathogens and experience in preparing fungal inoculum and maintaining fungal cultures.
  • Understanding of field plot design and statistical analysis of experimental data, and excellent oral and written presentation skills.
  • Ability to lift and carry 25-50 pounds frequently and 60 pounds occasionally.
Apply online at Purdue University (Job Number: 1200829).

7/5/2012
 
  
Administrative/Professional
Description:
The candidate will develop and present hands-on diagnostic training in weed seedling identification, herbicide mode of action, herbicide injury symptom identification and other timely topics of interest to trainees at diagnostic training field days. The candidate will support the plant and pest diagnostic clinic with weed plant identification, including control recommendations when requested and diagnosis of herbicide-related injury on agronomic crops. The candidate will author or co-author newsletter articles on various weed management issues, update extension weed science bulletins and guides.

Required:
*Master's degree in Weed Science or closely related disciplines combined with significant weed science experience.
*Two years experience as MS weed science graduate student, or two years weed science experience with closely related MS degree.
*Certified Pesticide Applicator License.
*Knowledge of the areas of weed/crop interactions, plant taxonomy, crop management systems, and weed management practices, including chemical weed control mandatory.
*Ability to lift and carry 10-25 pounds frequently and 40 pounds occasionally.

Apply online at Purdue University (Job Number: 1101726).
11/29/2011
 
  
Clerical
Position: Serve as the seminar coordinator, newsletter editor, events coordinator and assistant schedule deputy and academic programs backup for Botany and Plant Pathology.  Provide primary secretarial support for all faculty and staff.  Serve as first contact of incoming visitors, phone calls and emails for the department.
 
Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Two years secretarial experience or equivalent related higher education
  • Strong oral and written communication skills (including telephone etiquette)
  • Excellent customer service skills and professionalism in dealing with a diverse workforce at all levels
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and time management skills
  • Motivated self starter with ability to multi-task, and handle frequent interruptions
  • Must possess proficiency in software:  Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook

Online Application:  http://purdue.taleo.net/careersection/wl/jobdetail.ftl?job=137780 (Job Number: 1101884)

12/31/2011
 
  
USDA/ARS
A greenhouse assistant position is available in the soybean pathology lab in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology. Duties will include preparation of planting materials (sterilizing sand or soil, cleaning pots, preparing labels), planting, watering, assisting with inoculations, breaking down experiments after completion, and maintaining a clean greenhouse. Applicant needs to have a strong work ethic (reliable, consistent, and efficient), good communication skills, ability to follow oral/written instruction and to work independently. Applicants should also be able to routinely lift 20-40 lbs. This position is available now through May 31 with a possibility of an extension through summer. Applicants should be able to work 10-15 hours/week from 8am to 5pm and are asked to water on Saturdays (less than 1 hr). Pay is dependent on experience. If interested, please email resume with 2-3 references to Teresa Hughes at hughestj@purdue.edu. Please use "Greenhouse Assistant" for the subject heading.
11/14/2011
 
  
Administrative/Professional
The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology is seeking applicants for the position of Extension Crops Pathologist. The primary responsibility of this Administrative/Professional position will be to support Extension Plant Pathology faculty in communicating research-based information to the public. Program development will fall primarily in diseases of agronomic crops.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to support established Extension programs by creating web-based, print, and presentation resources that will be disseminated through Purdue Extension channels. This includes developing and presenting information on current disease issues at county-based Extension programs. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to aid in disease diagnosis, field surveys, and research projects as appropriate. This person must collaborate effectively with other faculty in an interdisciplinary team approach to crop production and disease management.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a M.S. degree in plant pathology or related field. Experience in agronomic crop disease diagnosis and disease management is preferred. Experience with web development, print technology, Adobe programs, and other computer or technological platforms is preferred. Candidates must also posess excellent written and oral communication skills.

Application deadline: September 15th, 2011, or until the position is filled. Interested applicants must submit a letter of application that includes a description of extension interests; a complete curriculum vitae that includes a summary of academic and other professional experiences; and the names and contact information for three references to:

Dr. Kiersten Wise
Purdue University
Department of Botany and Plant Pathology
915 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907
kawise@purdue.edu
9/15/2011
 
  
Faculty
The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Purdue University seeks applicants for a tenure track faculty position in Plant Pathology at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Candidates with expertise in diseases of crop plants - including those who want to translate discoveries made in model systems to agronomic crops - are encouraged to apply. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, soil-borne diseases, host-pathogen interactions, epidemiology, etiology of new and emerging diseases, and disease transmission. The successful candidate will be expected to have or to develop an internationally recognized research program, obtain extramural funding, and contribute to teaching and advising of graduate and undergraduate students. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with professional experience. Excellent start-up funds are available for the position.

The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology has a diverse and creative faculty that conducts basic and applied research in plant pathology, weed science, plant biology and ecology (www.ag.purdue.edu/BTNY). The department is part of a dynamic research community of plant biologists and life scientists in the College of Agriculture and other units across the university. The department is located in the newly renovated Lilly Hall with excellent modern lab space and plant growth facilities. Facilities for field-based research are available near campus and throughout the state. Core facilities for genomic analysis, microscopy, metabolomics and proteomics are available. Discovery Park promotes interdisciplinary research interactions and provides access to advanced analytical technologies and expertise.

Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. in plant pathology or a closely related discipline. Applications should include a statement of research and teaching interests, CV, and contact information for three persons of reference. These materials should be sent electronically to botany.and.plant.pathology.jobs@purdue.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2011, and will continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position.
11/1/2011
 
  
Temporary
A full-time (M-F; between 8 am and 5 pm) seasonal (now through Dec 31) field/greenhouse assistant position is available in the Hughes & Hudson labs. Duties will include soybean harvesting and thrashing (both machine and manual), data collection and maintenance,  sample (tissue/soil) collection and processing, seed packaging and characterization, and greenhouse maintenance. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Familiarity with harvesting equipment is a plus. Compensation is $12-$15/hour commensurate with experience.  Most of the work will be performed at the ACRE Farm (transportation available) or on the Purdue campus. Other locations include the Pinney-Purdue (Porter Co.) and Southeast-Purdue (Jennings Co.) Agricultural Centers.

Contact Terri Hughes (
hughestj@purdue.edu) or Karen Hudson (kkaczoro@purdue.edu) for more information. To apply, send resume and contact information for 3 references to hughestj@purdue.edu by Wednesday, August 31.
8/31/2011
 
  
USDA/ARS

The USDA/ARS Crop Production and Pest Control Research Unit is seeking an incumbent to provide technical support for a Research Plant Pathologist working on soil borne disease of soybean.  For more information and how to apply please visit the USA Jobs post ARS-X11W-0170 for this position.

5/9/2011
 
  
Administrative/Professional
 
Manage the academic advising and administrative services for the both the undergraduate and graduate programs.  Serve as an academic advisor to undergraduate students.
 
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
Serve as the first contact for all undergraduates and their parents.  Answer inquires of prospective students on admission requirements, areas of study, and types of financial aid available. Work with current and prospective students in assessing their interests and meeting their academic objectives.  Monitor and advise all undergraduate students' academic progress for retention and graduation.  Provide opportunities for students to discuss their interests, abilities, and goals.  Work with students to advise and develop a plan of study, course selection, class scheduling, choice of major, and related advising duties. Oversee three faculty academic advisor's on day-to-day advising of undergraduate students concerning degree requirements, academic achievement, University policy and departmental policy.  Communicate with students having academic difficulty.  Audit candidates for graduation. Manage undergraduate events related including Day on Campus, Family Day, Honor's seminars, scholarship dinners, and other award receptions for undergraduate students.  Academic liaison to various University departments (COA, Office of Academic Programs, Bursar, and Registrar).
 
Graduate Services Specialist
Administrative liaison to the Graduate School.  Responsible for the graduate affairs of new and current students. Supervise graduate recruiting processes.  Monitor, initiate reminders and track preliminary exams, annual committee meetings, plans of study, grades, final exams, candidacy.  Annually update Botany and Plant Pathology Graduate Procedures Manual.  Audit candidates for graduation.  Attend monthly PU Graduate Advisory Council (PUGSAC) meetings.   Administrative member of the Graduate Committee.  Call and convenes bi-weekly graduate committee meetings.  Participate in discussions and make recommendations on academic policies and procedures and graduate student acceptance.

Qualifications

 
Required:
  • Bachelor's degree in the Life Sciences or Agriculture.
  • Two years of academic counseling experience.
  • Knowledge of FERPA rules/regulations. 
  • Knowledge of University procedures, rules & regulations, especially those pertaining to students, course requirements and course enrollments. 
  • Training in the use of Apply Yourself, Connect, Banner and Cognos systems in order to be familiar with complex bureaucracy relating to admissions, registrations, progress toward degree, and graduations requirements. 
  • Strong written/verbal communication skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality as well as self-direct and anticipate the advising and registration needs of students. 
  • Ability to work in a team environment with attention to detail.

Additional Information:

  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Fidelity Contribution Waiting Period.
  • Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer.
5/1/2011