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Plant Phenomics Faculty Director

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title Plant Phenomics Faculty Director
Department/College/Unit Agricultural Rsch Division-0786
Requisition Number F_170086
Posting Open Date 08/28/2017
Application Review Date:
(To insure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date)
10/31/2017
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Description of Work

The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) at the University of Nebraska is accepting applications for a faculty director position in Plant Phenomics with a 65% research, 15% teaching, and 20% administrative appointment. This will be an associate or full professor, tenured/tenure leading faculty position with potential affiliations with the Department of Agronomy & Horticulture, Biological Systems Engineering, Statistics and/or the School of Natural Resources with dual linkages with the Center for Plant Science Innovation and the Quantitative Life Sciences Initiative. Rank and tenure will be based on experience and credentials of the successful applicant. The position will be hired at either a 12 month year-round or a 9 month academic year position depending on the final applicant’s preference.

The Plant Phenomics Faculty Director position will contribute to the integrated research and teaching land-grant mission of the home unit and the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) as an effective scholar and citizen, including supporting student recruitment and IANR science literacy. The incumbent in this position will lead effective disciplinary and transdisciplinary collaborations focused on multi-scale high throughput imaging techniques to characterize phenotypic traits and variation in plants. The candidate is expected to work closely with plant physiologists, breeders, and computer scientists, along with quantitative and statistical geneticists to gain insight on the genetic underpinnings governing complex traits of plants and translate this information to aid in bridging the genotype to phenotype gap in crops.

As appropriate to the appointment, the incumbent will develop a high-impact, nationally and internationally recognized research and teaching program in the field of Plant Phenomics; seek and establish effective disciplinary and transdisciplinary collaborations including effective integration with the Consortium for Integrated Translational Biology, Center for Plant Science Innovation, and the Quantitative Life Sciences Initiative; connect with stakeholders, agency, and/or industry partners to strengthen research and teaching programming; effectively obtain and leverage external and internal support (grants, fee revenue, etc.) for research and teaching activities; mentor graduate students; publish in high-quality, high-impact peer-reviewed journals; participate in scientific meetings and other appropriate professional activities; and, translate research-based information into learner-centered products. This includes creating scholarly, innovative, and high impact learning programs and tools; identifying issues and opportunities focused on learner needs and emerging regional and national issues with international relevance; measuring the impact of your programs and communicating results to administrators, stakeholders, users, and media; and mentoring colleagues through professional development, translational research, grants, and professional writing. The incumbent will be expected to average 0.15 FTE as determined by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resouces Academic Appointment Guidelines, and to teach in the area of Plant Phenomics. Specific course assignments may be changed over time based on need. In addition to the above-described duties, the individual will be expected to accept committee assignments, reporting responsibilities, and other special ad hoc assignments as requested at the administrative unit, college/division, institute and/or university level.

Minimum Required Qualifications

A Ph.D. in plant sciences, engineering, data and computational sciences or related field. Demonstrated experience in plant phenomics and computational and statistical analyses of multi-dimensional image-based data sets. Evidence of a strong publication record, demonstrated success or potential for obtaining funding, excellent communication skills, experience working and leading multi-disciplinary teams and leadership skills are required for this position. Applicants are required to have an externally supported research program in the area of interest with sustained research productivity as evidenced by publications in high impact journals and/or patents.

Preferred Qualifications

N/A

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How to Apply

Click on “Apply to this job” and complete the faculty form. Attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and contact information for three professional references (or arrange to have reference letters sent to: smcatee@unl.edu).

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact

Scott McAtee
smcatee@unl.edu

Job Category
Job Category (old) Faculty Tenure/Tenure Leading
Job Type 12 Month (Faculty Only)
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? No
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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. List of References