Associate Professor-Tenure System
Ast/Assoc ProfessorPosition Summary
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology invites applications for a position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level from individuals addressing fundamental aspects of plant response and adaptation to global environmental change. Specific research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, environmental signal transduction and mechanisms of plant stress tolerance to biotic stresses, water deficit, high salinity, nutrient deprivation, and temperature extremes. Candidates whose research program integrates a broad spectrum of biochemical, molecular, and genomictechnologies, including gene-editing approaches applied to model or agriculturally relevant plants, are especially encouraged to apply.
The mission of the Plant Resilience Institute (PRI) is to conduct basic laboratory and field research on plant resilience with the goal of improving the productivity and nutritional quality of agricultural and horticultural crops. Research programs center on mechanisms that enhance plant resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses associated with changing environmental conditions. The PRI is an interdisciplinary cross-departmental program, with PRI members belonging to a range of home departments.
Doctorate -Plant ResilienceMinimum Requirements
Applicants must have a Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience, and a strong record of research accomplishmentsDesired Qualifications
Candidates whose research program integrates a broad spectrum of biochemical, molecular,and genomic technologies, including gene-editing approaches applied to model or agriculturally relevant plants, are especially encouraged to apply.Required Application Materials
Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a 2-to-3-page statement of current and future research interests, a brief description of teaching philosophy, and the names of three persons who can provide a letter of reference.Special Instructions
The complete application package should be compiled into a single PDF document and submitted through the MSU Human Resources site at http://careers.msu.edu/.
To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 15, 2017. Questions regarding this position ay be emailed to Professor Gregg Howe, Search Chair, at email@example.com.