Assistant Professor (12-month, tenure track) in Crop
Molecular Genetics Available July 1, 1997
Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, College of
Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, University of
Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota
The person filling this position will be expected to develop a
research program in crop molecular genetics and contribute to the
undergraduate/graduate education, and outreach missions of the
Department and University.
The successful applicant will establish a comprehensive research
program applying molecular genetics to improve wheat and barley
and collaborate with other geneticists, plant breeders,
pathologists and physiologists. Initial emphasis will be on
molecular strategies for improving Fusarium head blight
resistance in wheat and barley. Areas of interest may include
genetic engineering, gene isolation and mapping. Funding is
provided by the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station and
support from commodity organizations may be available.
The successful applicant will contribute to
undergraduate/graduate education, and outreach relating to plant
Minimum academic preparation:
PhD, by July 1, 1997, in genetics, molecular biology, plant
breeding or related field with emphasis in plant molecular
Desired academic preparation:
Courses in plant genetics and breeding, molecular biology, and
plant biology including physiology, biochemistry, and pathology.
PhD experience in relevant research specialty. Demonstrated
communication skills and ability to contribute to education
Post PhD experience (academic, federal, or industrial) in
contemporary crop molecular genetics research and participation
in collaborative research. Experience in teaching/education
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
University of Minnesota retirement and other benefits.
Send resume, transcripts, a 1-2 page statement of personal
interests/goals relating to position's research and educational
responsibilities, and have three letters of reference sent, by
May 1, 1997, to: Dr. David A. Somers, Dept. Agronomy & Plant
Genetics; 411 Borlaug Hall, 1991 Buford Circle; Univ. Minnesota;
St. Paul, MN 55108; telephone 612-625-5769; email
somers at biosci.cbs.edu.umn.
The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and
employer and specifcially invites and encourages applications
from women and minorities.