UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN
DEPARTMENT OF CROP SCIENCES
JOB TITLE: Assistant Professor of Maize Functional Genomics/Genetics
JOB DESCRIPTION: A position in maize functional genomics/molecular genetics
with emphasis on fundamental research related to the study and
characterization of the genetic control of important physiological
processes, pathways, or traits of maize. This is a 9-month tenure track
position with opportunity for summer appointment. Responsibilities will be
75% research and 25% teaching.
DUTIES: The appointee is expected to develop a nationally-recognized,
extramurally-funded functional genomics/genetics research program that uses
contemporary genomic and molecular genetic technologies to investigate
genes and their functional control of important physiological processes,
pathways, and/or traits of maize. The incumbent will participate in the
teaching program of the department, including advising undergraduates and
directing graduate students. The appointee will teach a minimum of one
course per year in an area related to the candidate's general expertise.
EDUCATION: A Ph.D. in a relevant area of life or plant sciences is required.
Postdoctoral training or equivalent experience is highly desired.
Demonstrated ability in modern genomic technologies and maize genetics is
desired. The candidate must possess excellent interpersonal and
communication skills, demonstrated ability to design and carry out
independent research, and clear ability and desire to excel in classroom
SALARY: Commensurate with training and experience.
STARTING DATE: August 21, 1999 or when a suitable candidate is available.
CLOSING DATE: For full consideration, applications will be accepted until
April 15, 1999. Interviews may be conducted before the closing date, but
all applications received by that date will receive full consideration.
APPLICATIONS: Interested persons should assemble an application packet
consisting of an introductory cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a
statement of teaching and research experience and goals. The packet should
be sent to: Professor Gary H. Heichel, Head, Department of Crop Sciences,
University of Illinois, 1102 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 61801,
telephone (217) 333-9480. Applicants must also arrange to have a full set
of certified undergraduate and graduate transcripts and three letters of
reference sent to the same address, all to arrive on or before the closing
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:
Dr. T. R. Rocheford, Search Committee Chair, Department of Crop Sciences,
University of Illinois S-116 Turner Hall, 1102 South Goodwin Avenue,
Urbana, Illinois 61801. Telephone: (217) 333-9643, FAX: (217) 333-9817,
email:trochefo at uiuc.edu. Please see our website at
http://w3.aces.uiuc.edu/cropsci/ for more information on the Department of
THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
EMPLOYER. PLEASE CITE ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER 02/99A-6443 WHEN APPLYING