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Faculty Position in Weed Science

Position Description

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

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 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.​






Created at 1/31/2013 8:46 AM by Deitrich, Amy M.
Last modified at 1/31/2013 8:46 AM by Deitrich, Amy M.