Oregon State University - Applications are invited for a 9-month, full-time (1.0 FTE) tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in the area of Plant Biology in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an innovative and competitive research program that pursues scholarly work in the area of plant biology. Within this broad area of research, the candidate will investigate how biological mechanisms at multiple levels (molecular, cellular and organismal) enable plant function and generate plant phenotypes. The research will use innovative experimental approaches - e.g., Genome Wide Association Studies, high-throughput phenotyping, advanced microscopy, quantitative genomics, and/or modeling/perturbation analysis - that leverage and integrate large biological datasets (e.g., on genomes, transcriptomes, phenomes). The candidate’s expertise will bolster one of the Department’s three primary research areas, Plant Function; and will also strengthen and diversify the research capabilities of the interdisciplinary Plant Breeding and Genetics program, which bridges the College of Agricultural Sciences and the College of Forestry. The candidate will also effectively mentor and train both undergraduate and graduate students. Teaching duties will include an undergraduate upper division course in Genetics, and one upper division course in Biological Data Sciences (BDS), an undergraduate major currently being developed. Required Qualifications: PhD degree in biology, botany, or related fields; research emphasis in plant biology; expertise with data science / bioinformatics; commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. Preferred Qualifications: Postdoctoral experience is strongly preferred; teaching experience and potential for effective teaching; potential for developing an interdisciplinary research program; record of/commitment to work with underrepresented/underserved students or other audiences; life experience, education, or training that broadens capacity to equalize student success or impact underserved audiences. To learn more about the position, please see http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/73249. Apply by April 30, 2019 full consideration. For questions about the position, contact John Fowler, Search Committee Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org, 541-737-5307. For additional information on the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, the College of Agricultural Science, or Oregon State University, please visit https://bpp.oregonstate.edu.
About Oregon State University
The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology (BPP) focuses on fundamental aspects of plant and fungal biology, and translation of that knowledge to address important societal issues. Research interests encompass plant health, plant function, plant-microbe and -insect interactions, plant and microbial genomics, computational biology, evolutionary biology, and ecology of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. BPP is also the primary research and extension unit within OSU addressing diseases of economically important crops in Oregon, and plant diseases of worldwide signifi¬cance. BPP is in the College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS), one of Oregon's principal sources of knowledge relating to food, agricultural, and natural resource systems, and a major source of knowledge regarding environmental quality, natural resources, biodiversity, life sciences, and rural economies and communities worldwide. CAS faculty are committed to enhancing student success by engaging students in quality academic, research, internships, global studies, and other experiential learning opportunities. In addition, CAS offers an array of opportunities and resources for research and establishment of collaborative ...programs, and ranks 13th worldwide in Agriculture & Forestry. BPP and CAS are important components of the University’s Land Grant mission: to serve the needs of the people. Beginning in 1870 as Corvallis College, agricultural and natural resource programs were offered and have been a vital aspect of the institution ever since.