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Crop Eco-Physiologist (002645-2012)

Position: Tenure-track faculty position in crop eco-physiology. The appointment will include research (majority) and teaching. This position is an Assistant Professor position (academic 10-month appointment). Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will conduct innovative crop physiology research directed to achieving enhanced plant productivity and environmental sustainability for maize or soybean. The research context is broad, and could include, among others, abiotic stress tolerance, input use efficiency (e.g., nutrients, water), and plant resiliency to climate change. Candidates capable of employing creative phenotyping technologies for advanced understanding/determination of important traits and/or integrative systems modeling of maize or soybeans are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will establish an externally funded, internationally recognized, scholarly research program, teach undergraduate and/or graduate crop science courses, advise students, and contribute to Extension programs in field crops.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in crop physiology, plant physiology, or a related discipline is required. Doctoral and/or postdoctoral research experience aimed at understanding impacts of genotype, environment, and/or management interactions on physiological responses of crop species is highly desirable. Commitment to teaching excellence is important. The ability to work as part of a team, and the ability to interact with students, government agencies, industry, and the general public are essential. Successful candidates must be committed to fostering diversity. Candidates with experience in, or the desire to develop, international dimensions of the discipline are preferred.

Applications: Review of applications will begin August 15, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. As required by University policy for all positions, a criminal background check is required. Candidates should submit a letter of application, statements describing their research and teaching interests, official transcripts, names of three individuals that can serve as references, and a detailed curriculum vita that includes education, experience, additional qualifications, and publications to sspitz@purdue.edu, Fax: 765-496-2926. Questions directed to Dr. Tony Vyn, Search Chair, tvyn@purdue.edu, 765-496-3757. Agronomy URL: http://www.ag.purdue.edu/agry/

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