Open Rank - Assoc or Assistant Professor
Position Number: 00106348
Primary Function of Organization Unit: Department of Crop Science is a preeminent department focused on food production, sustainable agriculture, and healthy turfgrass for sports and recreation. We create knowledge in agriculture through science-based research to educate students, teach farmers and growers, and improve the quality of life for all citizens. Our science-based information provides solutions to global challenges such as doubling food production by the year 2050, increased sustainability of food crops, climate change impacts on food production, and high quality turfgrass for improved sports turf and recreation fields.
Essential Job Duties: The focus of this position is peanut breeding and genetics of peanut, with major emphasis on developing new cultivars with high yields, superior quality and improved resistance to abiotic and biotic stresses. The faculty member should have expertise in quantitative/statistical genetics and applied plant genomics to develop a competitive field-based program that incorporates data generated through both conventional and molecular/genomic approaches. The successful candidate is expected to: develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program that is sustained by extramural grant funding and is responsive to solving problems of state, national, or international importance; write and publish scholarly work; contribute to NC State's academic programs in plant breeding by teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level; collaborate with other departmental faculty engaged in laboratory, greenhouse, and field research; and participate in interdisciplinary research with faculty from other departments at NC State University, as well as personnel from cooperating universities, institutions, agencies, and organizations.
Minimum Education/Experience: A Ph.D. in Crop Science, Horticultural Science, or a related field is required, with extensive training in plant breeding and field plot design.
Department Required Skills: Specific expertise in a secondary area of plant breeding such as molecular genetics, quantitative genetics, or genomics is strongly preferred. Inclusiveness and diversity are critical to the success of the College and University. The successful candidate will be expected to foster an environment that is welcoming of all groups.The candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills, a demonstrated ability in the classroom, and track record of publishing peer-reviewed research in internationally recognized journals. Additionally, the successful candidate must have a commitment to excellence in teaching, research and extension appropriate to a land-grant university, and be able to communicate and interact effectively with faculty, staff, students, administrators, relevant commodity groups, and the public.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: n/a
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: n/a
AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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