The Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture at Colorado State University seeks to fill an Assistant Professor position as part of a College of Agricultural Sciences initiative to enhance human health through research focused on the health promoting traits of important food crops.
Appointment – Assistant Professor, tenure track, nine months (with opportunity to generate additional three months via grants), in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, College of Agricultural Sciences.
Responsibilities –The individual holding this position will be expected to contribute to the Crops for Health strategic initiative in the College of Agricultural Sciences through research to clarify and characterize the importance of metabolites from dietary vegetables and fruits to the prevention of chronic human diseases. Possible avenues of research include the identification of cellular and molecular mechanisms through which whole food components exert their health benefits, and elite genotypes with disease prevention properties in order to improve existing cultivars and/or develop new cultivars. Specific responsibilities: • Establish an externally funded program of research and scholarly activity, including support for graduate students. • Train and mentor students. • Develop and teach one or two courses that will meet the needs of students who pursue careers in the broad realm of Crops for Health. • Participate in transdisciplinary team activities. • Contribute to university governance and service, professional service, and outreach activities.
There are many opportunities for program development via transdisciplinary collaboration across campus with other faculty, not only in HLA, but other CAS departments, as well as Food Science and Human Nutrition in the College of Health and Human Sciences, and numerous other units.
Qualifications – Ph.D. in a discipline relevant to the responsibilities is required by start date. The appointee to this position is expected to have: a strong publication record; a record of, or clear potential for, obtaining external grants to fund research; and effective oral and written communication skills. Ideal qualifications include training or experience in human health related research to augment primary expertise in plant biology/biochemistry or vice-versa. Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.
Application Procedure: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, for full consideration, applicants should submit materials by February 1, 2014. Please send letter of application outlining applicant’s experience, training and abilities related to the qualifications for the position; a curriculum vita; unofficial transcripts of courses taken; and the names and contact information for four professional references whom we may contact for letters of recommendation at a future date. Applications should be sent to: Dr. Stephen J. Wallner, Professor and Head, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1173, Phone (970) 491-7018; Fax (970) 491-7745; E-mail email@example.com .
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