The Department of Biology at the University of Nebraska-Kearney is seeking applications for a 9 month tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to begin August 2017. The position will focus teaching both on-campus undergraduate courses and online graduate courses in area of expertise or other courses as deemed necessary, and maintaining an active research program with undergraduate and graduate M.S. students. The successful candidate will advance research opportunities in root-rhizobiome interactions and signaling while complementing and collaborating with existing faculty. The candidate will also be expected to continue participation in ongoing externally funded research.
Review of completed applications to begin May 4, 2017. Job start date August 14, 2017. Please visit https://unk.peopleadmin.com/postings/1695 to submit your application.
The candidate will work as part of an NSF EPSCoR funded grant program to advance innovation in root-rhizobiome interactions to improve crop performance. The candidate must also be enthusiastic about innovative teaching, committed to working with undergraduate students in research and training, and to establishing an on-campus M.S. level graduate research program. The candidate is expected to secure external funding and publish in peer-reviewed journals in the area or emphasis. Other duties include undergraduate student advising, mentoring on-campus and online students, and participation in campus governance.
Ph.D. in root biology, chemical ecology, microbiology, botany, soil science, or a related discipline. Demonstrated evidence of: 1) teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in botany, microbiology, agronomy, soil science or similar courses, 2) student advising and research, 3) strong ability to attract extramural research support coordinate and lead an innovative research program for undergraduates and masters level graduate students; 4) recent scholarly activity in peer-reviewed journals within the last three years; 5) effective communication and collaborative skills; and 6) interest working on topics related to root chemical ecology in a collaborative group.
Preference will be given to candidates with experience in bacterial signaling, root genomics/phenomics, or interactions at the root-soil interface. Experience with grant writing, management, and acquisition is also preferred. Preference will also be given to applicants with teaching experience and post-doctoral study in the research area.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience level. Assistant lower in the range and Associate higher in the range.
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