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Assistant Professor

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applications must include the following materials: 1) A curriculum vita, 2) a statement of research interests (entitled "Research Statement" on application) and 3) a description of future research plans (entitled "Other" on application). In addition, applicants should arrange for three letters of reference, preferably as PDF files, to be sent to search committee support staff Helen Miller at: millerhm@wsu.edu. Search Committee Chair, Dr. David Gang, Institute of Biological Chemistry, Washington State University, P.O. Box 646340, Pullman, WA 99164-6340. Please contact Dr. David Gang, Search Committee Chair, at millerhm@wsu.edu, for questions about this position. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

Position Details

Position Information

Employee Type Faculty
Title
Working Title Assistant Professor
Position Number 78514
College/Area College of Agricultural Human & Natural Resource Sciences
Hiring Unit Institute of Biological Chemistry
Department Link

Institute of Biological Chemistry

Work Location Pullman
Zip Code 99164
Summary of Duties

General responsibilities include:
• Develop and maintain a vigorous research program supported by extramural funding;
• Develop and teach courses on topics in modern plant biology that complements existing courses;
• Train/mentor graduate students;
• Work effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies in a global environment;
• Participate in committee service at the department, college, and/or university level, and;
• The successful applicant will be expected to conduct a program of research consistent with the missions of the WSU Agricultural Research Center.

Additional Information

Candidates should demonstrate quality and quantity of research accomplished in a fundamental area of modern plant science; and employ as needed innovative approaches in plant biochemistry/biophysics, structural biology, systems biology, or phenomics/phenotyping in key strategic areas of plant metabolism, growth and development, a coherent research plan that incorporates these approaches, and excellent oral and written communication skills. The candidate will also be expected to teach graduate students in the area of modern plant biology/plant biochemistry.

The successful candidate will develop a world-class program that will benefit from the unique facilities and resources available in the Institute. Examples of relevant areas include: a) strong background in plant growth/development and adaptation to the environment, including the fledgling field of phenomics, b) developing strategies to significantly redirect carbon allocation from photosynthesis into specific classes of metabolites in plants, and c) identifying and providing novel sources of sustainable, ecologically neutral, plant-derived substances suitable for biofuels and biomaterials.

Anticipated Start Date 08/16/2018
Tenure Track Yes
Full-Time/Part-Time Full Time
Appointment Status Permanent
Position Term in Months 9 months
Monthly Salary Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience
Required Qualifications

• Earned Ph.D. or equivalent in a fundamental area of modern plant science or a related discipline at date of hire;
• At least one year postdoctoral experience by start date, and;
• Expertise in using innovative approaches in plant biochemistry/biophysics, structural biology, systems biology, or phenomics/phenotyping in key strategic areas of plant metabolism, growth and development.

Preferred Qualifications

• Evidence of quality and quantity of research accomplished in a fundamental area of modern plant science;
• A coherent research plan that incorporates some or all of the approaches identified under the required qualifications;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Background Check Yes

Posting Detail Information

Type of Recruitment Open Recruitment
Posting Open Date 09/25/2017
Screening Begin Date 10/15/2017
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled (overrides close field) Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications must include the following materials: 1) A curriculum vita, 2) a statement of research interests (entitled “Research Statement” on application) and 3) a description of future research plans (entitled “Other” on application). In addition, applicants should arrange for three letters of reference, preferably as PDF files, to be sent to search committee support staff Helen Miller at: millerhm@wsu.edu. Search Committee Chair, Dr. David Gang, Institute of Biological Chemistry, Washington State University, P.O. Box 646340, Pullman, WA 99164-6340.

Please contact Dr. David Gang, Search Committee Chair, at millerhm@wsu.edu, for questions about this position. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

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Posting Number 20152296F

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Research Statement
  3. Other
  4. Reference Contact Info
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter