Tenure-track position in Plant Functional Genomics at the University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley

The Department of Biology at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) invites applications for a Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in plant functional genomics beginning Sept 1, 2022. This hiring initiative focuses on the area of plant science and building capacity for a genes-to-ecosystems understanding of the Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV) and surrounding region.

Candidates for this position are expected to use modern genomic approaches to complement and collaborate with a well-established plant science research group with strengths in plant physiology, plant pathology and entomology, weed ecology, and molecular biology. The selected finalist will establish an independent and collaborative research program that successfully attracts extramural funding, contributes to departmental development, and engages in innovative teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The position offers excellent start-up funds, salary, and access to established field research sites in undisturbed, restored, and managed environments, as well as a local herbarium in a dynamic and highly interactive research environment.  

A Ph.D. in genomics, plant biology, ecology and evolutionary biology, or related field and postdoctoral experience are required.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research plan, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names & contact information of at least three professional references. Complete applications should be submitted online at http://careers.utrgv.edu.

Electronic inquiries may be directed to Dr. Rupesh Kariyat, email: rupesh.kariyat@utrgv.edu. To receive full consideration, applications should be received by December 15, 2021. Evaluation of applicants will continue until the position is filled.

Deadline to apply: Tuesday, December 7, 2021

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