Two Assistant Professor positions

Allan D. Shapiro ashapiro at UDel.Edu
Wed Jun 3 08:26:21 EST 1998



Individuals whose work focuses on the use of molecular level approaches to
study biochemical genetics, multigenic traits, metabolic engineering, or
secondary metabolism relevant to plant resistance to insect stress are
encouraged to apply.


Applications are encouraged from individuals whose work falls under the
broad rubric of plant developmental biology.  

We are looking first and foremost for outstanding scientists and thus
strongly encourage applications from all areas of contemporary plant
biology regardless of whether the individuals match the above descriptions.
 The individuals selected for both positions must develop strong,
extramurally-funded research programs.  Qualified applicants must have a
comprehensive understanding of and demonstrated research creativity and
productivity in plant biology using contemporary approaches.  

The individuals would have the opportunity to interface with a world-class
effort in plant structural and functional genomics at Dupont, through the
University of Delaware Center for Agricultural Biotechnology.  Faculty
appointed in the Center can enjoy especially close ties with DuPont
scientists.  They will also be able to sponsor graduate students through a
new initiative in which students will interact with both DuPont scientists
and University of Delaware faculty members and have the option of doing
thesis work either at DuPont or at the University.

A commitment to advising and teaching undergraduate and graduate students
is important. Specific teaching obligations will be arranged according to
the individuals' backgrounds and university needs.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in plant biology or a related field with
post-doctoral or equivalent  experience. The individuals must be able to
communicate effectively with academic, government, and industry colleagues
and with students.

Rank and Salary: Assistant Professor; 9-month appointment; tenure-track
position; salary commensurate with training and experience.  The University
provides an excellent, comprehensive benefits package.  Appointments will
be in the Center for Agricultural Biotechnology and Department of Plant and
Soil Sciences of the College of Agricultural and Natural Resources.  Plant
and Soil Sciences website:

Newark, Delaware is located close to the borders of both Pennsylvania and
Maryland.  Philadelphia, PA is 45 minutes away, Baltimore is an hour,
Washington, D.C. is an hour and a half, and New York City is just under two
hours as are both beaches and mountains.  Cost of living is relatively low. 

Application: Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, the names of
three scientists willing to write informative letters of recommendation,
and a description of current and future research interests to:

Dr. Bertrand Lemieux
Search Committee Chair
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19717-1303

Closing Date:  September 30, 1998 or until a suitable candidate is identified.

The University of Delaware is an equal opportunity employer which
encourages applications from minority group members and women.

Allan D. Shapiro
Assistant Professor
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
149 Townsend Hall
University of Delaware
Newark, DE  19717-1303

(302)-831-4889 (office phone)
(302)-831-3651 (fax)
(302)-831-0605 (alternative fax)
(302)-831-0854 (lab)
(302)-235-0611 (home phone)


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