The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Purdue University seeks applicants for a tenure track faculty position in Plant Pathology at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Candidates with expertise in diseases of crop plants - including those who want to translate discoveries made in model systems to agronomic crops - are encouraged to apply. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, soil-borne diseases, host-pathogen interactions, epidemiology, etiology of new and emerging diseases, and disease transmission. The successful candidate will be expected to have or to develop an internationally recognized research program, obtain extramural funding, and contribute to teaching and advising of graduate and undergraduate students. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with professional experience. Excellent start-up funds are available for the position.
The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology has a diverse and creative faculty that conducts basic and applied research in plant pathology, weed science, plant biology and ecology (www.ag.purdue.edu/BTNY
). The department is part of a dynamic research community of plant biologists and life scientists in the College of Agriculture and other units across the university. The department is located in the newly renovated Lilly Hall with excellent modern lab space and plant growth facilities. Facilities for field-based research are available near campus and throughout the state. Core facilities for genomic analysis, microscopy, metabolomics and proteomics are available. Discovery Park promotes interdisciplinary research interactions and provides access to advanced analytical technologies and expertise.
Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. in plant pathology or a closely related discipline. Applications should include a statement of research and teaching interests, CV, and contact information for three persons of reference. These materials should be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2011, and will continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position.