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[Arabidopsis] Faculty Position in Floriculture at Cornell

Su-Sheng Gan via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by sg288 At cornell.edu)
Mon Nov 13 13:02:05 EST 2006

We are seeking a colleague to play a key role in the 
multidisciplinary research, extension and teaching team at the core 
of Cornell's nationally and internationally recognized floriculture 
program.  Research (60%):  Develop an innovative, externally funded 
research program related to fundamental questions in floriculture 
crops. Potential areas of research may include the nutrition, biology 
or chemistry of rhizospheres in soilless media,  management of 
nutrients and water for sustainable flower crop production, or 
whole-plant physiology related to  optimization and acceleration of 
production. Opportunity exists to develop a graduate course in the 
candidate's area of interest.   Extension (40%) activities to be 
focused with the goal of improving the sustainability and 
profitability of floriculture enterprises in the state.  Provide 
statewide leadership in collaboration with county and regionally 
based extension educators and state grower associations to deliver 
information to appropriate stakeholder groups.  Qualifications: Ph.D. 
in horticulture, plant biology, plant physiology, plant biochemistry 
or a related field.  Evidence of research excellence and strong 
leadership potential for directing successful extension 
programs.  Excellent written and oral communication skills and the 
ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams. The Department actively 
encourages applications from women and minority candidates, and is an 
affirmative action/equal opportunity employer supporting efforts to 
attract all qualified applicants.  Salary for this 9-month 
academic(tenure-track) position is competitive and commensurate with 
background and experience.  An attractive fringe benefits package is 
available. To apply, send a curriculum vitae, transcripts, five 
references and a statement of goals to Dr. Bill Miller, Department of 
Horticulture, 134 Plant Science Building, Cornell University, Ithaca, 
NY 14853. (<mailto:wbm8 At cornell.edu>wbm8 At cornell.edu).  Application 
review will begin on January 8th  and continue until the position is 
filled.  Departmental info at  www.hort.cornell.edu.

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