Department Head and Professor
Department of Plant Sciences
The University of Arizona
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences invites applications and
nominations for the position of Head of the Department of Plant Sciences and
Professor. The Department of Plant Sciences, in addition to serving the
agricultural industry of the state of Arizona, has extensive collaborative
interactions with faculty in the biological sciences across the University.
The department consists of 40 faculty members who reside on the main campus
in Tucson and at several off-campus experimental stations located elsewhere
in the state. The department is also home to the University of Arizona
Campus Herbarium, the largest herbarium in the southwest. Strong innovative,
interdisciplinary leadership in an academic environment is being sought to
lead the Department in the areas of extension, research, and teaching. The
candidate should have established scholarly credentials in an area that
could be considered a part of a contemporary inter-disciplinary department
of plant sciences, including agronomy, biochemistry, botany, controlled
environment agriculture, genetics, genomics, horticulture, molecular and
cellular biology, plant microbe-interactions, plant-insect interactions,
plant physiology or development. The successful candidate will be encouraged
to maintain an extension, research, or teaching program. The department is
seeking an individual who is able to work with diverse students and
colleagues, and who has experience with a variety of teaching methods and
A Ph.D. is required, preferably in one of the above fields or areas of
study. Strong evidence of managerial and leadership abilities, the capacity
to articulate a vision for the Department, and a strong appreciation for
diversity and for the land-grant mission are essential.
The salary will depend upon qualifications and experience.
Applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae, the names, addresses
(including email), and telephone numbers of six references, and a statement
of qualifications and goals to Dr. Jeffrey C. Silvertooth, Plant Sciences
Search Committee, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona,
Forbes Building, Room 303, PO Box 210036, Tucson, AZ 85721-0036. Phone:
(520) 621-1977 Fax: (520) 621-7186. pltsci at cals.arizona.edu. Position #
The committee will begin considering applicants on 1 February 2006 but will
accept applications until suitable candidates for interviews have been
identified. This appointment will be available 1 July 2006.
The University of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmation
Action Employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
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