The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University is seeking an Assistant Professor of Crop Plant Physiology. This faculty position will be a 12-month, tenure-track position.
The successful candidate will lead a creative, productive, externally-funded research program bridging discovery of fundamental physiological mechanisms in crop plants with improving crop performance in the field. Research including systems-level, mathematical, and/or modeling approaches to understand complex, whole-plant, physiology is welcomed but not required. Areas of interest include but are not limited to: mechanistic responses and adaptation to water or nutrient deficiency, thermal stress, and elevated CO2; source-sink relationships relevant to yield, product quality, or carbon sequestration; and beneficial interface of the microbiome with whole-plant physiology. Additional key job duties include quality teaching of Crop Physiology to graduate students, effective mentoring of graduate students and other junior researchers, and service to the university and profession commensurate with stage of career.
The successful candidate will join a vigorous and diverse community of fundamental and applied plant scientists in numerous departments at NC State and in the greater Research Triangle, inclusive of several universities and agricultural corporations. The application should show evidence of being poised to engage in and enrich trans-disciplinary collaborations with diverse scientists, both within (https://cals.ncsu.edu/crop-and-soil-sciences/) and outside the department. Relevant, cross-departmental, faculty groups at NC State include the Plant Breeding Consortium, the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative, the Plant Soil Microbial Community Consortium, and the Genetics and Genomics Initiative. Complementary expertise exists among engineers and computational scientists at NC State, who perform research in precision agriculture, remote sensing, big data analytics, machine learning, etc.
At NC State, our goal is to provide a truly inclusive, welcoming and supportive environment for all. We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for students from underrepresented groups. Fostering an environment that is welcoming of all groups is an expectation of this position.
Please see detailed requirements at https://jobs.hr.ncsu.edu. Only applications received through the https://jobs.hr.ncsu.edu site will be considered.
Internal Number: 00004656
About Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences, North Carolina State University
The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences is part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences within North Carolina State University, a land-grant university located in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences encompasses diverse disciplines in research extension and teaching. The department’s mission is to develop future leaders in crop, soil and environmental sciences, improve crop plants and products, devise effective and sustainable crop production systems, devise effective and sustainable soil management techniques in both agriculture and urban settings; and disseminate crop, soil, and environmental science knowledge for the benefit of users and producers of food, feed turf, biofuels and fiber in North Carolina, the nation and the world.