Assistant or Associate Professor – Plant Metabolomics
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
University of Minnesota
The University of Minnesota invites applications for a tenure-track
Assistant or Associate Professor position in a new initiative in “Future
Food and Agricultural Systems” in the area of plant metabolomics. This
initiative brings together researchers across the College of Food,
Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS), the College of
Veterinary Medicine, and the College of Biological Sciences to develop
viable, competitive, and sustainable food, water, and agricultural systems.
This collective research spans the spectrum from cells to organisms to
agricultural systems to ecosystems. This initiative builds excellence
through launching new intellectual clusters which should provide a
competitive advantage to adapt complex agricultural systems to changing
environmental needs and societal demands. The tenure home for the position
will be based on the successful applicant’s interest area and in one of the
departments in the plant science cluster in the College of Food,
Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Minnesota
(Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, Department of Plant Biology,
Department of Horticultural Science, Department of Plant Pathology).
Position: Plant Metabolomics, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant or
Associate Professor, 50% teaching, 50% research.
Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2007 and
continue until a suitable candidate is identified.
Responsibilities. The University of Minnesota is seeking candidates in the
field of plant metabolomics, primary or secondary metabolism, and natural
product biochemistry. The ideal candidate will explore important questions
in applied and basic plant science through the use of high-throughput
metabolic profiling and other metabolomic techniques. Individuals who
integrate plant metabolic research together with genomic and proteomic
technologies or who develop novel methods for metabolite identification and
flux analysis are especially encouraged to apply. Opportunities exist for
interactions with colleagues in programs such as the Microbial and Plant
Genomics Institute, the Center for Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics, the
Initiative for Renewable Energy and the Environment, and the Healthy Foods,
Healthy Lives Initiative. The successful candidate will be expected to
develop a vigorous research program supported by extramural funding and
also to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching in their area of
expertise. This position is offered by the Plant Sciences Cluster at the
University of Minnesota, a group of four plant related departments.
Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree by the date
of appointment and research experience in a field relevant to plant
metabolomics, plant metabolism, plant biochemistry, or related fields.
Preferred Qualifications: Postdoctoral training and experience in research
related to plant metabolomics. Documented ability to compete for extramural
grants. Evidence of successful cross-disciplinary research. Documented
teaching experience such as teaching assistant, guest lecturing, and/or
participation in teaching enrichment programs is desired. Salary and
Benefits: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and
qualifications. Benefits include employee health, dental, and faculty
life/disability insurance, social security, faculty retirement and
opportunities for professional development, including sabbatical and
semester leave opportunities.
Application: Apply online at: [Only registered users see links. ] (search for
Requisition #145107). Candidates should attach a cover letter, curriculum
vitae, statement of research and teaching accomplishments, experience and
interests (3 pages). The candidate should arrange to have three letters of
reference from professional colleagues forwarded to the search committee:
Plant Metabolomics Search Committee, College of Food, Agricultural and
Natural Resource Sciences, Attn: Jean Burdick, 1420 Eckles Ave, 277 Coffey
Hall, St. Paul, MN 55108, mail to: [Only registered users see links. ], 612-624-0780. Written
application, as an alternative to the online system, may also be submitted
to this address. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
For further information, please contact Search Committee Co-Chairs Jerry
Cohen at 612-624-9212, [Only registered users see links. ] or David Marks at 612-625-6737, [Only registered users see links. ]. Information about CFANS may be found at [Only registered users see links. ]. Benefits are described at [Only registered users see links. ].
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