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.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.