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Soybean Breeder - Assistant/Associate Professor, 12-month appointment, Tenure Track
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville

  • Jan. 30, 2017
  • Soybean Breeder - Assistant/Associate Professor, 12-month appointment, Tenure Track
  • Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences
  • University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
    Fayetteville, AR
    United States
  • Open until Filled
  • March/April 2017
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Plant Genetics
    Environmental Science & Ecology
    Agronomy/Plant & Soil Sciences
    Agricultural Extension
    Agricultural - General
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Assistant/Associate Professor of Crop Science

Position Title: Soybean Breeder

Position Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor, 12-month appointment, Tenure Track

Location: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Appointment: 90% Research; 10% Teaching

Date Available: April 2017

Responsibilities: Responsibilities include developing an externally funded comprehensive, statewide, basic and applied research program in soybean breeding and genetics. The individual will be responsible for leading a large state-wide program for improvement of traditional as well as food grade (including edamame) soybean genotypes. The candidate should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate student education and training as well as participating in departmental activities. Teaching responsibilities will include an undergraduate course in soybean production and a graduate-level course in the applicant’s area of expertise. Supervision of graduate student thesis and dissertation research will be expected. Liaison with other scientists, stakeholders, and industry will also be expected of the applicant.

Qualifications: A doctorate degree in plant breeding or a closely related discipline is required (by date of hire). Must demonstrate the ability to work with groups as well as with individuals; to communicate effectively, both verbal and written; to interpret and apply research results; have desire to work independently and collaboratively with other research and extension faculty. Preference will be given to individuals who have experience in both applied breeding and quantitative methods for gene discovery, marker assisted breeding and genomic selection. The candidate must have a strong record of academic achievement which demonstrates productive potential, including peer-reviewed publications, ability to obtain extramural funding and teaching experience. The individual must have flexibility to travel throughout the state.

Salary: Competitive, commensurate with experience and training

Application: Screening of applications expected to begin by March 1, 2017. Applicants must submit a letter of interest, research statement, CV, and names and contact information for three references by the closing date. Applicants are asked to submit a complete application consisting of all the following: 1) a letter of application stating career goals, research interests and abilities, and teaching philosophy, 2) current resume or CV, 3) academic transcripts, and 4) the names and contact information for three (3) potential references using the online link.

Dr. Robert Bacon (c/o Rachael Armstrong)
Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences
Plant Science 115, University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Telephone: 479-575-2347; Fax: 479-575-7465

  • The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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  • Robert Bacon C/O Rachael Armstrong
    Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences
    University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
    495 Campus Drive, PTSC 115
    Fayetteville, AR 72701
  • 479-575-2347


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