Iowa State University is launching a major new initiative. Several
positions will be available. Below is a copy af the advertisement that
will appear Science and Nature. Please bring this to the attention of
Iowa State University
of Science and Technology
Iowa State University, a leading land-grant university, announces a
major initiative in the plant sciences. Building upon its traditional
strengths in fundamental and applied plant sciences, Iowa State
University is committed to being a leading plant science research
center. Iowa State University is seeking to add 25 new faculty
positions during the next three years as part of the plant sciences
Unless otherwise specified: All positions may be filled at the
assistant, associate, or full professor level and are tenured or
tenure-track with competitive start-up packages. Successful
candidates will be expected to develop energetic, internationally
recognized, extramurally funded research programs in their area of
specialization, and will be expected to effectively train graduate
students and participate in teaching programs at the graduate and/or
undergraduate levels. Departmental and college affiliations will be
determined in consultation with the candidate at the time of hire.
Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience. Ph.D. in an
appropriate discipline is required. At the associate and full
professor levels, preference will be given to applicants with a
demonstrated record of competitive extramural funding. To apply, in
addition to specific items requested below, submit a letter of
application, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching
interests, and the names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone
numbers of at least three references to the address indicated.
Applicants for positions at the assistant professor level should
arrange for letters of reference to be sent. Review of applications
will begin on December 15, 1999, and continue until the positions are
The following positions are open for application:
Four Positions in Plant Responses to Stress: Conduct fundamental
research at the genetic, molecular, and/or biochemical levels on how
plants sense and/or respond to biotic or abiotic stresses. Submit
application materials including recent reprints to: Dr. Charlotte R.
Bronson, Plant Stress Search Committee, Iowa State University, 351
Bessey Hall, Ames, Iowa 50011-1020.
One Position in Bioinformatics or Biological Statistics: Conduct
fundamental research in computational molecular biology. Submit
application materials, including one additional reference who can
address applicant's teaching ability and experience to: Dr. James L.
Cornette, Bioinformatics Search Committee, Iowa State University, 107
Beardshear Hall, Ames, Iowa 50011-2021.
Two Positions in Statistical Genetics/Computational Molecular
Biology: Conduct a nationally competitive research program on
statistical approaches to areas such as bioinformatics, genomics,
functional and post-genomic analyses, molecular evolution, protein
structure/function prediction, population genetics. Joint appointment
in the Departments of Statistics and Zoology and Genetics. Submit
application materials, including selected reprints to: Dr. Kenneth J.
Koehler, Search Committee Chair, Iowa State University, 120 Snedecor
Hall, Ames, Iowa 50011-1210. Review of applications will begin on
January 15, 2000, and continue until the positions are filled. For
more information, select the "New Faculty Positions" icon at website:
One Position in Computational Molecular Biology/Bioinformatics:
Conduct research in computational molecular biology and teach 3 to 4
courses per academic year. Appointment is in the Department of
Mathematics. Submit application materials, including one additional
reference who can address applicant's teaching ability and experience
to: Dr. Max D. Gunzburger, Chair, Department of Mathematics, Iowa
State University, 400 Carver Hall, Ames, Iowa 50011-2064.
One Assistant Professor Position in Physics of Biological Systems:
Appointment is in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Submit
application materials to: Physics of Biological Systems Search
Committee, c/o Ms. Erlene Mooney, Department of Physics and
Astronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011-3160. Further
information about the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the
bioinformatics program may be found on the web at
One Position in Breeding and Molecular Genetics: Prefer experience in
grass breeding for use in the turfgrass industry. Submit application
materials to: Dr. Nick Christians, Search Committee Chair, Iowa State
University, 106 Horticulture, Ames, Iowa 50011-1100. Position
available July 1, 2000.
One Assistant or Associate Professor Position in Food Engineering:
Develop technologies for utilizing value-enhanced plants and grain.
Teach food engineering classes in the food science and engineering
programs. Submit application materials to: Lawrence Johnson,
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Iowa State
University, 1041 Food Sciences, Ames, Iowa 50011-1061.
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer and encourages nominations of, and applications from, women
and minority candidates.
Roger Wise, USDA-ARS
Department of Plant Pathology
409 Bessey Hall
Iowa State University
E-mail: rpwise at iastate.edu