Opening for new faculty position in Plant Biology

Kathy Fleischut fleischut at dbi.udel.edu
Wed Oct 2 12:29:56 EST 2002


The Delaware Biotechnology Institute (DBI) and the Department of 
Plant and Soil Sciences of the University of Delaware have an opening 
for a new faculty member in Plant Biology.  This tenure-track 
position can be filled at either the Assistant or Associate Professor 
levels in any promising area of Plant Biology.  Applications are 
particularly welcomed from candidates who could help solidify the 
ties between areas that are developing at UD. These include plant / 
microbe interactions, RNA dynamics, cell surface biology, and the 
biology of the plant/soil interface Joint appointments with other 
departments (e.g. Biology, Biochemistry/Chemistry, or Marine Studies) 
can also be arranged.  The successful candidate will be located in 
the newly built Delaware Biotechnology Institute (DBI; 
www.dbi.udel.edu) which has state of the art facilities for genomics, 
bioimaging, proteomics and computational analysis.  Although plant 
biology will represent a major emphasis of the new institute, DBI 
also includes an interdisciplinary group of faculty from many 
departments as listed in the attached advertisement.   Federally 
funded interdisciplinary training programs provide additional 
opportunities for broad interactions. Hence, the most suitable 
candidates would be those interested in multidisciplinary 
interactions, systems approaches to biological problems, and/or the 
collaborative application of basic research for crop improvement.

In addition to the plant biologists on campus, DBI faculty enjoy 
joint seminars, graduate programs, and other stimulating interactions 
with plant scientists in the DuPont genomics facility and the 
Fraunhofer Institute's new Center for Molecular Plant Biotechnology 
located in adjacent buildings.  Audiovisual communication systems are 
very advanced at the University of Delaware and this facilitates 
excellent interactions with the plant biologists at the University's 
Marine Lab in Lewes and beyond. Thus, our new faculty member will 
join a vibrant group of plant biologists benefiting from a University 
committed to the development of a world class Plant Biology Program. 

Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware (www.udel.edu) is one of 
the oldest land-grant institutions in the nation, one of 19 sea-grant 
institutions and one of only 13 space-grant institutions.  Located in 
the heart of key life sciences industries such as DuPont, 
Astra-Zeneca and Hercules, the University of Delaware is a major 
state-assisted, private university, with nationally and 
internationally recognized research and educational programs. The 
area appreciates a relatively low cost of living, moderate climate 
and close proximity to various waterways, beaches and major cities; 
Philadelphia and Baltimore are within an hour, and Washington and New 
York are within two hours.  If you or your coworkers might be 
interested in developing their research programs in this environment, 
please see the advertisement below. 



Assistant /Associate Professor
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
Delaware Biotechnology Institute (DBI)

The Department of Plant and Soil Sciences and the Delaware 
Biotechnology Institute (DBI) invite applications for a tenure-track 
faculty position at the ASSISTANT or ASSOCIATE professor level. The 
successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous 
extramurally funded research program with a high potential for unique 
fundamental discoveries, and participate in teaching. All areas of 
contemporary plant biology will be considered. Applications are 
particularly welcomed from candidates who could help solidify the 
ties between areas of Plant Biology that are developing at UD. These 
include plant / microbe interactions, RNA dynamics, cell surface 
biology, and the biology of the plant/soil interface. Candidates 
whose research would be maximally enhanced by the interactions within 
a new multidisciplinary institute are particularly encouraged to 
apply, as are those interested in exploring systems approaches to 
biological problems and/or the collaborative application of basic 
research for crop improvement. The University of Delaware is 
committed to building a world-class research and education program in 
plant biology through the combined efforts of the Department of Plant 
and Soil Sciences, the Delaware Biotechnology Institute (DBI), and 
other units on campus. DBI-associated faculty hold appointments at 
the University of Delaware in one or more of the following units: 
Plant and Soil Sciences, Marine Studies, Animal and Food Sciences, 
Chemical Engineering, Computer and Information Sciences, Biological 
Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Business and Economics, 
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Material Science and 
Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. For more information on the 
DBI and its faculty, see (www.dbi.udel.edu). Competitive salary/start 
up packages, new modern lab space, and state-of-the art facilities 
for microarray/gene chip analysis, proteomics, bioimaging and 
computational biology are available. Candidates must have a Ph.D., 
postdoctoral training, and a demonstrated excellence in innovative 
research at the molecular level. Applicants should forward a 
curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and future plans, 
and have three reference letters sent to:

Pamela J. Green, Chair, Plant Biology Search,
c/o Kathy Fleischut, University of Delaware
Delaware Biotechnology Institute
15 Innovation Way, Room 285
Newark, DE 19711.

The review of applications will begin November 1, 2002 and continue
until a suitable candidate is identified. The curriculum vitae and
letters of reference shall be shared with departmental faculty.

The UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer which
encourages applications from Minority Group Members and Women. 

One of the oldest institutions of higher education in this country, 
the University of Delaware today combines tradition and innovation, 
offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in 
instructional and research technology. The University of Delaware is 
a Land-Grant, Sea-Grant, Urban-Grant & Space-Grant institution with 
its main campus in Newark, DE, located midway between Philadelphia 
and Baltimore. 






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