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Assistant Professor – Genomics and Biology of Plant Water Stress Adaptation with Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA

Type of position Tenure Track
Employer Virginia Tech
Location Blacksburg, VA
Salary Competitive
Closing date of competition 2/4/2022
Date position available 8/10/2022
Description of duties

Description: The School of Plant and Environmental Sciences (SPES) in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Virginia Tech seeks to fill an academic year (9-month) tenure-track faculty position in Genomics and Biology of Plant Stress Adaptation.  As climate changes, the stresses that crop plants experience are expected to increase. Among these stresses will be the abiotic stresses associated with water (flooding and drought). The incumbent will focus on understanding the genetic and physiological mechanisms of water stress (and closely associated high temperature stress) and work closely with other plant genomics faculty and especially with faculty involved in crop breeding to develop crop varieties more tolerant of flooding and drought. The incumbent may operate in the area of pre-breeding and serve as a plant genetics resource scientist in support of the breeding programs in SPES. The incumbent may employee a variety of strategies in their research including molecular and traditional breeding technologies. The incumbent is expected to work collaboratively and to be a good citizen of SPES, CALS, and the University to benefit the overall institutional mission of service to stakeholders. As such, the incumbent will be expected to work closely as part of a team and with faculty in other units at Virginia Tech, at other universities, and with industry partners. 

 

Appointment: Assistant Professor; 70% research and 30% teaching. Research related to genomics of water stress tolerance and teach a class in genomics and breeding for water stress tolerance.

  • Develop an internationally recognized research and teaching program in the genomics of plant water stress tolerance
  • Obtain extramural funding and publish research in peer-reviewed journals and other appropriate outlets 
  • Recruit and mentor graduate students.
  • Teach a class in plant genetics and or crop breeding for water stress tolerance
Qualifications sought

Required Qualifications:

 

  • Ph.D. in plant science, plant genomics, or closely aligned discipline 
  • Background in plant stress mechanisms and adaptations
  • A commitment to mentoring students, diversity and inclusion 

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • A record of grantsmanship and publication in plant stress and experience teaching.
  • An ability to work in transdisciplinary teams
Application procedure  
Submit what Required application materials include: 1) complete curriculum vitae, 2) official or unofficial transcripts of all graduate course work, 3) statement of current research and future research interests as relevant to this position as well as experience in teaching and teaching interests and commitment to diversity, and 4) names, addresses and email of four professional references. . To apply for this position, go to http://jobs.vt.edu and select posting number 518698. Review of applications will begin on February 4, 2022 and all applications received by this date will be reviewed and considered.
Submit to All inquiries should be directed to Dr. Saghai Maroof, Search Committee Chair at smaroof@vt.edu or 540-231-9791
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Assistant Professor – Genomics and Biology of Plant Water Stress Adaptation with Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA

Type of position Tenure Track
Employer Virginia Tech
Location Blacksburg, VA
Salary Competitive
Closing date of competition 2/4/2022
Date position available 8/10/2022
Description of duties

Description: The School of Plant and Environmental Sciences (SPES) in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Virginia Tech seeks to fill an academic year (9-month) tenure-track faculty position in Genomics and Biology of Plant Stress Adaptation.  As climate changes, the stresses that crop plants experience are expected to increase. Among these stresses will be the abiotic stresses associated with water (flooding and drought). The incumbent will focus on understanding the genetic and physiological mechanisms of water stress (and closely associated high temperature stress) and work closely with other plant genomics faculty and especially with faculty involved in crop breeding to develop crop varieties more tolerant of flooding and drought. The incumbent may operate in the area of pre-breeding and serve as a plant genetics resource scientist in support of the breeding programs in SPES. The incumbent may employee a variety of strategies in their research including molecular and traditional breeding technologies. The incumbent is expected to work collaboratively and to be a good citizen of SPES, CALS, and the University to benefit the overall institutional mission of service to stakeholders. As such, the incumbent will be expected to work closely as part of a team and with faculty in other units at Virginia Tech, at other universities, and with industry partners. 

 

Appointment: Assistant Professor; 70% research and 30% teaching. Research related to genomics of water stress tolerance and teach a class in genomics and breeding for water stress tolerance.

  • Develop an internationally recognized research and teaching program in the genomics of plant water stress tolerance
  • Obtain extramural funding and publish research in peer-reviewed journals and other appropriate outlets 
  • Recruit and mentor graduate students.
  • Teach a class in plant genetics and or crop breeding for water stress tolerance
Qualifications sought

Required Qualifications:

 

  • Ph.D. in plant science, plant genomics, or closely aligned discipline 
  • Background in plant stress mechanisms and adaptations
  • A commitment to mentoring students, diversity and inclusion 

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • A record of grantsmanship and publication in plant stress and experience teaching.
  • An ability to work in transdisciplinary teams
Application procedure  
Submit what Required application materials include: 1) complete curriculum vitae, 2) official or unofficial transcripts of all graduate course work, 3) statement of current research and future research interests as relevant to this position as well as experience in teaching and teaching interests and commitment to diversity, and 4) names, addresses and email of four professional references. . To apply for this position, go to http://jobs.vt.edu and select posting number 518698. Review of applications will begin on February 4, 2022 and all applications received by this date will be reviewed and considered.
Submit to All inquiries should be directed to Dr. Saghai Maroof, Search Committee Chair at smaroof@vt.edu or 540-231-9791
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