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Assistant/Associate Professor, Crop Physiologist (002840-2013)

Crop Physiologist (OIE 002840-2013), Purdue University, Department of Agronomy, 915 West Sate Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054.  Tenure-track faculty position.  Assistant or Associate Professor (academic 10-month appointment will include research (majority) and teaching).        

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will conduct innovative crop physiology research aimed at enhancing plant productivity and environmental sustainability for maize or soybean. The research context is broad, and could include abiotic stress tolerance, input use efficiency (e.g., nutrients, water), and plant resiliency to climate change. Candidates would ideally be capable of employing creative technologies in plant phenotyping or modeling for achieving advanced understanding/determination of important physiological traits. The successful candidate will establish an externally funded and internationally recognized research program, teach relevant courses in the crop science curriculum, and advise graduate students.

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.  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.  Outstanding opportunities for interdisciplinary research exist within the Purdue University community.  The College has 11 academic departments, 300 faculty, 2650 undergraduate students, and 685 graduate students. The College’s strategic plan can be accessed at http://www.ag.purdue.edu/Pages/strategicplan.aspx

Applications:  Review of applications will begin August 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.  A background check will be required for employment for this position.  Candidates 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:  Tony J. Vyn, Chair of the Search Committee (c/o Lisa Green, lgreen06@purdue.edu ), Department of Agronomy, Purdue University, 915 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054, Phone: (765) 496-3757; Fax (765) 496-2926, Email: tvyn@purdue.edu, URL: http://www.ag.purdue.edu/agry/ 

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