A Root Biologist with an 80% research and 20% teaching appointment is sought by The Department of Agronomy and Horticulture and the Center for Plant Science Innovation within the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska. This will be a nine-month, tenure-leading faculty position at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank. Focus of the position will be to establish a high profile and externally supported research and education program aimed at generating fundamental understanding of root biology and the translation of this knowledge to crop improvement.
Research approaches used may include but are not limited to physiology, developmental biology, cell biology, biochemistry, and molecular genetics. Particularly desired is an incumbent who uses systems approaches to identify key physiological, biochemical, and/or developmental properties of roots that translate to important agronomic traits. The incumbent is expected to contribute to team research in root-microbe-soil interactions and/or stress biology. Extensive field facilities, state-of-the-art image-based phenotyping instrumentation, breeding resources, and crop transformation core capacity are available to support field or controlled environment translational research for development of crops with improved water- and/or nutrient-use efficiency. The incumbent will be associated with the NSF EPSCoR-funded Center for Root and Rhizobiome Innovation.
The incumbent will be expected to average .20 FTE (as determined by the CASNR Academic Appointment Guidelines) teaching plant biology courses as yet assigned including a possible graduate plant biology course in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture. Specific course assignments may be changed over time based on Department of Agronomy and Horticulture need.
How to Apply: To view details of the position and make application, go to http://employment.unl.edu Search for position F_170024. Click on “Apply to this job.” Complete the application. Attach a letter of interest, an overview of research and teaching experience and interests, and a curriculum vitae. Arrange to have three reference letters sent via email to: email@example.com. Review of applications to begin on 06/01/2017 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination