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Endowed Chair Position

DAVID W MEINKE meinke at okstate.edu
Mon Dec 11 21:55:20 EST 2000


Sitlington Chair in Molecular Plant Biology

The Oklahoma State University (OSU) Division of Agricultural Sciences and
Natural Resources invites applications at the Associate or Full Professor
level to fill the Sitlington Chair in Molecular Plant Biology. Applicants
should have a doctorate in a biological science and an internationally
recognized research program that focuses on fundamental mechanisms in
plant biology.  Research areas of interest include, but are not limited
to, biotic and abiotic stress, metabolic engineering, signal transduction,
genome evolution, development, and gene silencing.  Applicants with a
strong background in functional genomics are especially encouraged to

This full-time (11-month) position encompasses a 75% research and 25%
teaching effort.  A significant endowment is available to support ongoing
research activities.  The successful applicant is expected to: 1) develop
a strong, externally funded research program, 2) provide innovative
training at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and 3) foster strong
academic ties among 25 interdisciplinary research groups associated with
the OSU Plant Biotechnology Network (http://plantbionet.okstate.edu).
State-of-the-art research facilities at OSU include a Recombinant
DNA/Protein Resource Facility, Plant Transformation Facility, Hybridoma
Center, Microscopy Center with TEM, SEM and confocal microscopes, and an
NMR Facility with 600 and 400 MHz instruments.  The chair position will be
filled in one of the following departments: Biochemistry and Molecular
Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology, Forestry, Horticulture and
Landscape Architecture, or Plant and Soil Sciences.  Opportunities exist
for significant research collaborations with the Plant Biology Division of
the S.R. Noble Foundation in Ardmore, Oklahoma.  Preference will be given
to individuals who complement and enhance areas of research strength in

Review of applications will begin January 25, 2001 and continue until the
position is filled.  Applicants should submit a letter addressing research
and teaching philosophy and future research plans, a curriculum vitae, the
names of four references along with contact information, and reprints of
major publications to:

Dr. Charles M. Taliaferro
Search Committee for Sitlington Chair in
Molecular Plant Biology
368 Agricultural Hall
Division of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078-6028
Phone:   405-744-9627;  Email:  cmt at mail.pss.okstate.edu


Questions about the position may also be addressed to:

David W. Meinke
Department of Botany
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK  74078
Phone: 405-744-6549
FAX:   405-744-7074 (Note change)
Email: meinke at osuunx.ucc.okstate.edu
WWW:   http://mutant.lse.okstate.edu/


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