Assistant Professor or Associate Professor Crop Physiology Washington State University

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WSU-Crop and Soil Sciences is seeking to fill a 9-month, 80% Research-20% Academic Programs tenure-track position at the assistant or associate professor rank based on background and qualifications. The incumbent will develop an internationally recognized research program in crop physiology with a focus on fundamental aspects of cereal crop responses to biotic or abiotic environmental stress, to nitrogen, and/or to factors that improve yield and the incumbent will teach graduate and undergraduate courses in crop plant physiology and actively contribute to student recruitment and retention. The position is part of a cluster hire initiative intended to contribute to the development of crop plants and crop management systems that support highly productive agriculture within challenging and dynamic environments. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in crop science, plant biology, plant physiology, crop physiology, plant biophysics or related field and an academic record and experience sufficient to achieve tenure, if applying for associate professor rank; an outstanding record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals commensurate with career level; and demonstrated ability to collaborate with other scientists. Preferred qualifications include outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal; demonstrated working knowledge of molecular biology, genetics and/or genomics; demonstrated record of competitive grant success commensurate with career level; demonstrated knowledge and ability to work effectively with individuals and groups of diverse cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies. Application screening will begin on August 15, 2012. To apply, visit https://www.wsujobs.com. Be prepared to submit a letter of application addressing all of the required and preferred qualifications for the position and include your research interests as well as a statement of vision for teaching, a current curriculum vita, copies of official graduate transcripts, and provide the names and contact information of four people willing to serve as references. For questions about the position, contact Dr. Michael M. Neff, mmneff@wsu.edu, 509-335-7705. EEO/AA/ADA.

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