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Assistant Professor - Soybean Breeding
Post Date: 03/02/2020
Close Date: 04/01/2020
North Dakota State University

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$70,000 and above

Fargo, ND

Job Description:
SOYBEAN CROPS BREEDING POSITION. This is a 12-month, tenure-track position at the academic level of assistant professor with a 90% research and 10% teaching appointment located in the Department of Plant Sciences at North Dakota State University (NDSU). The individual will be expected to provide leadership and direction for the soybean breeding project at NDSU. The successful candidate will develop and improve soybean cultivars adapted to North Dakota and the surrounding region using both classical and emerging plant breeding and genetic techniques. This individual will be part of a group of scientists with the common interest of germplasm enhancement and cultivar development including breeding/genetics, disease resistance, tolerance to abiotic stress, and field production. The successful candidate is expected to make research results available to the scientific community by publishing in peer-reviewed journals and by delivering presentations at national/international scientific meetings. Oral presentations at grower meetings and field days are also expected. Additional responsibilities include teaching undergraduate-level classes, graduate student advising, and collaboration with other faculty members.
Please provide a one-page position vision statement describing your research and teaching philosophies for this position.

Please provide names and contact information for three current professional references.
Screening will begin 4/1/20
NDSU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.
As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

Minimum Requirements:
• Ph.D. in plant breeding or a related discipline with demonstrated expertise in applied field and integrated molecular breeding of field crops, genetics, and germplasm enhancement.
• Demonstrated expertise in statistics and quantitative genetics.
• A solid understanding of new and established tools used to support modern breeding applications.
• Ability to work effectively, cooperatively, and collegially with stakeholder groups, colleagues, and scientists from other disciplines.
• Have and use effective English oral and written communications skills.
• Ability to conduct applied and basic research in the field, laboratory, and greenhouse.
• Have or obtain a valid U.S. driver’s license or equivalent.
Preferred Requirements:
• Academic or research experience in plant pathology and/or related disciplines.
• A basic understanding of bioinformatics.
• University teaching experience.
• Experience in grant writing.

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