Assistant Professor Position Available; University of Missouri
UNIVERSITY of MISSOURI
Position Description: The Division of Plant Sciences, University
of Missouri, invites applications for a tenure-track position in
plant cell wall biology. The 12-month, assistant professor position
is 60% research and 40% teaching.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to
establish an innovative, extramurally funded research program
on the biology, development, and degradation of plant cell walls
and associated ligno-cellulosic structures. Research should focus
on utilization of cellulosic compounds by the emerging biofuels
industries and by economically important food-animal
(livestock) species. The University of Missouri has a long
history of collaboration within the Division of Plant Sciences
and with other teams of scientists across campus. The candidate
will be expected to explore collaborative opportunities with the
Interdisciplinary Plant Group, the University of Missouri Center
for Sustainable Energy, and teams of scientists working on
thermo-chemical conversion of biomass, pasture-based dairies,
and the forage-based beef industry. Accessible to the candidate
are excellent laboratory and field research facilities (both on and
off-campus research centers) within the Missouri Agricultural
Experiment station network. The successful candidate is
expected to participate in the undergraduate and graduate
teaching and service missions of the Division of Plant Science.
Teaching responsibilities include an undergraduate forage crops
class, as well as a new course in bio-energy crops. Future
teaching opportunities could include self or team-taught
graduate courses in the candidate's area of expertise.
Qualifications: The applicant must have a Ph.D. degree in Crop
Science, Agronomy, Plant Sciences or related field. Effective oral
and written communications skills are required. Training in the
development, degradation, biochemistry, or physiology of cell
walls as it relates to the biofuels and/or food-animal industries is
desirable. Post-doctoral experience is also desirable.
Applications: Applicants should electronically submit to [Only registered users see links. ] the following items in MSWord or
PDF format: a letter of application, a curriculum vitae,
transcripts, a list of four references and their contact
information, and reprints of major publications. Hard copies of
required materials can be sent to
Christa Smith, ESA
Division of Plant Sciences
1-41 Agriculture Bldg.
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211.
Questions regarding this position should be directed to
Dr. Rob Kallenbach, Chair, Search Committee, at [Only registered users see links. ] or 573-884-2213.
Job Description #: 1506453; OARS file # 090218
Salary and Benefits: Benefits available include health, dental, life
and disability insurance and a retirement plan. Salary will be
commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin February
1, 2010 and will continue until a qualified candidate is identified.
The University of Missouri-Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action employer. To request ADA accommodations, please contact our ADA
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Gary Stacey, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Sustainable Energy
Assoc. Director, National Center for Soybean Biotechnology
Divisions of Plant Sciences and Biochemistry
Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
271E Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
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