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.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2013.
University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action
Employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.