The Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University is seeking to fill a 9 month, tenure track Assistant Professor position. This position has an approximately 75% research and 25% teaching appointment.
The successful candidate is expected to develop a competitively-funded, internationally-recognized crop improvement program that integrates classical and genomics-based selection strategies and other approaches, potentially including high-throughput phenotyping, to investigate traits of horticultural importance in chile pepper. The appointee will be expected to teach courses such as plant breeding and genetics, plant genomics and genome editing, or statistical genomic.
Application must be submitted online by: 10/30/2019. For complete job description, qualifications and application process visit: https://jobs.nmsu.edu/. Posting # 1900511F.
NMSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer
A Ph.D. in plant sciences or a closely related discipline is required. Candidates with backgrounds in plant genetics and breeding or structural and statistical genomics are preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated expertise in field plot techniques, experimental design and statistical analysis, quantitative genetics, genome-wide genetic mapping, marker-assisted selection, genomic selection, or high-throughput phenotyping.
About New Mexico State University
New Mexico State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution of higher learning accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. An active research university, NMSU anchors the southern end of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Research Corridor, exceeding $140 million in research and public service expenditures. NMSU is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution by the federal government with a total minority enrollment over 48%. Home to the state’s NASA Space Grant Program, NMSU is located in Las Cruces, which features desert mesas, the farmlands of the Rio Grande Valley, and the Organ Mountains, an extension of the Rocky Mountain chain. The University is committed to building a cultural diverse educational environment.