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University of Idaho
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Posted: 02/22/2018
Research Faculty - Potato Variety Development Program

University of Idaho

Research Faculty - Potato Variety Development Program

Location: Aberdeen

Division/College: Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Employee Category: Faculty

Pay Range: Commensurate with Market and Experience

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

The University of Idaho invites applications for a faculty position in Plant Sciences to conduct potato variety development research at the Assistant or Associate rank with the possibility of tenure. This position is located at the Aberdeen Research and Extension Center. This is a 9-month tenure-track position with responsibilities allocated as 85% research, 10% outreach, and 5% service.

The successful applicant will have an appointment in the Department of Plant Sciences and will work in close collaboration with the USDA -ARS Potato Breeding and Genetics Program at the Aberdeen R&E Center as part of a successful potato variety development team. Excellent opportunities exist for collaboration with faculty in horticulture, plant breeding, plant physiology, plant pathology and plant molecular biology.

Minimum Qualifications:

Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in agronomy, horticulture, crop science, plant physiology, plant science, or closely related field and training and experience in potato crop management.

Additionally, qualifications to meet tenure at the rank of associate professor in an academic unit with the College are also required if hired at that rank.

The successful applicant will demonstrate the ability to initiate, complete, publish and present research, collaborate effectively with colleagues and industry personnel, and must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated experience with potato physiology, pest management or variety development in team-based research programs.

Demonstrated experience working on an agronomically important crop, experience in potato production systems, successful grantsmanship, experience working in public-private collaborations.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Posting Number: F000653P

Posting Date: 02/20/2018

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

First consideration will be given to those who apply by April 1, 2018. The position will remain open until suitable applicant is identified.

Along with your on-line application, write a letter of qualification addressing how you meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications listed. Please also include a clear description of your research interests and teaching philosophy.

In addition, your application materials must include a CV, names and contact information for at least three (3) professional references, and unofficial transcripts.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement

University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.