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Plant Science Initiative at Iowa State University

Roger Wise rpwise at iastate.edu
Tue Sep 7 19:21:34 EST 1999

<x-rich>Dear Colleagues,

Iowa State University is launching a major new initiative.  Several
positions will be available.  Below is a copy af the advertisement that
will appear Science and Nature.  Please bring this to the attention of
interested individuals.


<fontfamily><param>Times_New_Roman</param>Iowa State University

of Science and Technology

Plant Sciences

Iowa State University, a leading land-grant university, announces a
major initiative in the plant sciences. Building upon its traditional
strengths in fundamental and applied plant sciences, Iowa State
University is committed to being a leading plant science research
center. </fontfamily><fontfamily><param>Times</param>Iowa State
University is seeking to add 25 new faculty positions during the next
three years as part of the plant sciences initiative.

</fontfamily><fontfamily><param>Times_New_Roman</param>Unless otherwise
specified: </fontfamily><fontfamily><param>Times</param>All positions
may be filled at the assistant, associate, or full professor level and
are tenured or tenure-track with competitive start-up packages.
Successful candidates will be expected to develop energetic,
internationally recognized, extramurally funded research programs in
their area of specialization, and will be expected to effectively train
graduate students and participate in teaching programs at the graduate
and/or undergraduate levels.
</fontfamily><fontfamily><param>Times_New_Roman</param>Departmental and
college affiliations will be determined in consultation with the
candidate at the time of hire. Salary and rank will be commensurate
with experience. </fontfamily><fontfamily><param>Times</param>Ph.D. in
an appropriate discipline is required. At the associate and full
professor levels, preference will be given to applicants with a
demonstrated record of competitive extramural funding. To apply, in
addition to specific items requested below, submit a letter of
application, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching
interests, and the names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone
numbers of at least three references to the address indicated.
Applicants for positions at the assistant professor level should
arrange for letters of reference to be sent. Review of applications
will begin on December 15, 1999, and continue until the positions are

The following positions are open for application:

</fontfamily><fontfamily><param>Times_New_Roman</param>Four Positions
in Plant Responses to Stress: Conduct fundamental research at the
genetic, molecular, and/or biochemical levels on how plants sense
and/or respond to biotic or abiotic stresses. Submit application
materials including recent reprints to: Dr. Charlotte R. Bronson, Plant
Stress Search Committee, Iowa State University, 351 Bessey Hall, Ames,
Iowa 50011-1020.

One Position in Bioinformatics or Biological Statistics: Conduct
fundamental research in computational molecular biology. Submit
application materials, including one additional reference who can
address applicant's teaching ability and experience to: Dr. James L.
Cornette, Bioinformatics Search Committee, Iowa State University, 107
Beardshear Hall, Ames, Iowa

</fontfamily><fontfamily><param>Times_New_Roman</param>Two Positions in
Statistical Genetics/Computational Molecular Biology: Conduct a
nationally competitive research program on statistical approaches to
areas such as bioinformatics, genomics, functional and post-genomic
analyses, molecular evolution, protein structure/function prediction,
population genetics. Joint appointment in the Departments of Statistics
and Zoology and Genetics. Submit application materials, including
selected reprints to: Dr. Kenneth J. Koehler, Search Committee Chair,
Iowa State University, 120 Snedecor Hall, Ames, Iowa 50011-1210.
</fontfamily><fontfamily><param>Times</param>Review of applications
will begin on
</fontfamily><fontfamily><param>Times_New_Roman</param>January 15,
2000,</fontfamily><fontfamily><param>Times</param> and continue until
the positions are
filled.</fontfamily><fontfamily><param>Times_New_Roman</param> For more
information, select the "New Faculty Positions" icon at website:

One Position in Computational Molecular Biology/Bioinformatics: Conduct
research in computational molecular biology and teach 3 to 4 courses
per academic year. Appointment is in the Department of Mathematics.
Submit application materials, including one additional reference who
can address applicant's teaching ability and experience to: Dr. Max D.
Gunzburger, Chair, Department of Mathematics, Iowa State University,
400 Carver Hall, Ames, Iowa 50011-2064.

One Assistant Professor Position in Physics of Biological Systems:
Appointment is in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Submit
application materials to: Physics of Biological Systems Search
Committee, c/o Ms. Erlene Mooney, Department of Physics and Astronomy,
Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
50011-3160</fontfamily><fontfamily><param>Times</param>. Further
information about the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the
bioinformatics program may be found on the web at
http://www.physics.iastate.edu and

</fontfamily><fontfamily><param>Times_New_Roman</param>One Position in
Breeding and Molecular Genetics: Prefer experience in grass breeding
for use in the turfgrass industry. Submit application materials to: Dr.
Nick Christians, Search Committee Chair, Iowa State University, 106
Horticulture, Ames, Iowa 50011-1100. Position available July 1, 2000.

One Assistant or Associate Professor Position in Food Engineering:
Develop technologies for utilizing value-enhanced plants and grain.
Teach food engineering classes in the food science and engineering
programs. Submit application materials to: Lawrence Johnson, Department
of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Iowa State University, 1041 Food
Sciences, Ames, Iowa 50011-1061.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer and encourages nominations of, and applications from, women
and minority candidates.</fontfamily></bigger></bigger>


Roger Wise, USDA-ARS

Department of Plant Pathology

409 Bessey Hall

Iowa State University

Ames, IA

50011-1020  USA

Phone:  515-294-9756

Fax:    515-294-9420

E-mail: rpwise at iastate.edu



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