We are currently hoping to fill several positions (recently
advertised in Science) here at Cornell and are particularly
interested in folks working in grasses or legumes for a position in
the plant breeding department. We are looking to hire at the
assistant professor level, but will also consider junior faculty
candidates for this position. Details of this position can be found
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Ithaca, NY U.S.A.
POSITION: Assistant Professor of Plant Breeding (tenure track)
Research (70%); teaching (30%)
STARTING DATE: July 1, 2002 or as negotiated
LOCATION: Department of Plant Breeding
New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-1901
Develop a strong externally funded basic research program with
potential long-term applications to the improvement of crop species.
Cornell University has active groups working in both legume
genetics/breeding and grass (maize, wheat, rice) genetics/breeding.
Preference will be given to candidates interested in forming
interactive networks with other researchers working in either grasses
or legumes, taking advantage of comparative genomics in these
species. Teach a course in plant genetics/genomics and supervise
graduate students. Contribute to specialized modules, seminars, and
team-taught courses and to graduate training in plant breeding.
Further information about the position and the Department of Plant
Breeding or the Cornell Genomics Initiative can be found at
http://www.plbr.cornell.edu or http://www.genomics.cornell.edu.
QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in plant genetics, plant breeding, plant
molecular biology, or related discipline and ability to direct a
major research program. Postdoctoral and/or other relevant
SALARY: Competitive and commensurate with background and experience.
An attractive fringe benefits package is available.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send a letter of application, complete resume,
and academic transcripts to: Plant Genomics Search Committee Chair,
Dept. of Plant Breeding, 252 Emerson Hall, Cornell University,
Ithaca, NY 14853-1901 and have three letters of reference sent to the
same address. Inquiries about the position may be directed to Laurie
Hanley, 520 Bradfield Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
14853-1901; ljh4 at cornell.edu; 607-255-1655; 607-255-6683 (fax).
Review of applications will begin January 1, 2002.
Cornell University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer
Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research
Ithaca, NY 14853