|Position ID:||Cornell-PlantBiology-SIPSMETA [#7548]|
|Position Title:||Assistant/Associate Professor - Plant Metabolic Biochemistry|
|Position Type:||Tenured/Tenure-track faculty|
|Position Location:||Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]|
|Subject Areas:||Plant Science|
|Appl Deadline:||2017/03/01 (posted 2016/07/29, updated 2016/07/27)|
POSITION: The School of Integrative Plant Science at Cornell University (http://sips.cals.cornell.edu ) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Plant Metabolic Biochemistry. Preference will be given to applicants at the Assistant Professor level, but exceptional applicants at the Associate Professor level will also be considered. The successful candidate is expected to develop an internationally-recognized and well-funded research program that integrates knowledge obtained using various experimental and computational approaches for a comprehensive understanding of metabolic pathways in the contexts of broader biological questions. Possible research areas include, but are not limited to, characterization of metabolic pathways and their regulatory networks, and analysis of the phylogenetic diversity and evolution of metabolic pathways. Ideally, the candidate would be able to leverage technological innovation and high-resolution methods for the identification and quantification of metabolic compounds. An interest in the potential utilization of such compounds in medicinal applications or for the improvement of crop quality is desirable. The successful candidate will be involved in teaching undergraduate- and graduate-level courses. This position will be 60% research and 40% teaching.
Review of applications will begin on October 23, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Biology, Plant Biology, Chemistry, Biophysics, or related disciplines. The candidate must be able to work in a multi‐disciplinary and multi‐cultural setting and create a collegial professional environment. Well‐qualified applicants are expected to have a demonstrated record of publication excellence, and preferred qualifications include postdoctoral experience, ability to work with a team, and ability to communicate effectively with students, colleagues, and external stakeholders.
ANTICIPATED START DATE: August 2017.
ACADEMIC RANK AND SALARY: Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure
track) with salary competitive with peer institutions and commensurate with
background and experience.
APPLICATIONS: Electronically submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a
research statement, a teaching statement, copies of university transcripts, and copies of up to three publications. In addition,
applicants must arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted
concurrently with the other application materials. Application review begins on October 23, 2016. Questions about the position can be addressed to the Search Committee Chair, Professor Klaas van Wijk (firstname.lastname@example.org).
ABOUT CORNELL & ITHACA: The new faculty member will join a collaborative, interdisciplinary community on the main campus of Cornell University, in Ithaca, New York. The Section of Plant Biology is part of Cornell’s School of Integrative Plant Science (SIPS), a large internationally renowned group of academics with abundant interactions and joint projects. Members of the section also have abundant collaborations with colleagues in the life sciences and the Division of Nutritional Sciences. For more information about the position, SIPS, and the Section of Plant Biology, visit http://sips.cals.cornell.edu/.
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