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Assistant Professor (Biology/SEEMS – Weed Ecology) with The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg, Texas

Type of position Tenure Track
Employer The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Description of Employer University 4 Year
Location Edinburg, Texas
Salary Commensurate with Experience
Closing date of competition 01/5/2018
Date position available 9/01/2018
Description of duties

For a list of duties and job description please go to careers.utrgv.edu and entr FRGV0668


Qualifications sought

For a list of duties please go to careers.utrgv.edu and enter posting number FRGV0668

Application procedure  
Submit what The Biology Department and SEEMS have core strengths in cell and molecular biology research, ecology and environmental sciences, and an emerging strength in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems. We seek to strengthen and integrate our program with expertise in weed ecology. It is expected that the candidate will have a proven track record of successful research in one or more of the following: plant ecology/physiology; weed community biology and ecology; biocontrol methodology and application; implementation of genomics and molecular techniques. The candidate is expected to extend the practical application of these approaches in a field-oriented research program that could address plant invasions and its impact on agroecosystems, and the response of individual and weed communities to different management techniques, with an emphasis on sustainable approaches to weed management. A demonstrated commitment to community engaged research is preferred to maximize working relationships with local and regional USDA personnel, other university research, the UTRGV Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Advancement, and a variety of local agricultural partners, including local area farms. The candidate should have outstanding communications (both verbal and written), and interpersonal and team-work skills. In addition, the candidate should have some experience in teaching, student advising or guided research experiences. It is preferred that the candidate has experience in managing a research laboratory, submission of grant proposals, progress reports, research compliance applications, budgets, laboratory supplies and equipment ordering.
Submit to https://careers.utrgv.edu/
Additional Information UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
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