West Lafayette, IN, USA
November 30, 2023 for full consideration
Two academic-year tenure-track assistant professor positions in Plant Biology are available at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. We invite applications from outstanding basic or translational scientists interested in contributing to the advancement of fundamental or applied plant biology research. Individuals who study biochemical processes in plants, particularly those who are using computational tools in their research, are encouraged to apply. Exceptional candidates working in non-plant systems but with an interest in collaborating with the broader plant community will also be considered. A successful applicant with these interests will be offered a position in the Department of Biochemistry.
We also seek candidates addressing important questions in plant biology; for example, scientists with a focus on plant responses to changing environment or climate, or those who use computational tools and predictive modeling of fundamental processes, are particularly encouraged to apply. Individuals who use molecular, biochemical, genomic, and cell biological approaches in model plant and/or crop systems will be considered for this position. A successful applicant with these interests will be offered a position in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally recognized and extramurally funded research program, interact with diverse faculty, staff and students across campus, and contribute to the teaching mission of their department and the university through classroom, laboratory, or possibly online instruction. The candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Candidates will also be expected to function as an active member of the departmental and university faculty and foster a collegial and inclusive environment. The successful candidates will have an opportunity/option to become a member of the Purdue University Center for Plant Biology (CPB), which includes 34 faculty across multiple departments in the College of Agriculture and College of Science.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant field, including but not limited to biochemistry, plant sciences, biological sciences, molecular and cell biology, genetics, structural biology, or computational biology. Applicants should have at least two years of post-doctoral experience or its equivalent, a strong publication record, the potential to develop an extramurally funded research program, and a commitment to teaching and hypothesis-driven research. Applicants should indicate in their application their department of greatest interest.