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[Arabidopsis] Faculty Position, University of Minnesota

anke At umn.edu via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by anke At umn.edu)
Thu Jan 18 17:24:24 EST 2007

Position Announcement
Assistant or Associate Professor – Plant Metabolomics
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota invites applications for a tenure-track 
Assistant or Associate Professor position in a new initiative in “Future 
Food and Agricultural Systems” in the area of plant metabolomics. This 
initiative brings together researchers across the College of Food, 
Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS), the College of 
Veterinary Medicine, and the College of Biological Sciences to develop 
viable, competitive, and sustainable food, water, and agricultural systems. 
This collective research spans the spectrum from cells to organisms to 
agricultural systems to ecosystems. This initiative builds excellence 
through launching new intellectual clusters which should provide a 
competitive advantage to adapt complex agricultural systems to changing 
environmental needs and societal demands. The tenure home for the position 
will be based on the successful applicant’s interest area and in one of the 
departments in the plant science cluster in the College of Food, 
Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Minnesota 
(Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, Department of Plant Biology, 
Department of Horticultural Science, Department of Plant Pathology).
Position: Plant Metabolomics, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant or 
Associate Professor, 50% teaching, 50% research.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2007 and 
continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

Responsibilities. The University of Minnesota is seeking candidates in the 
field of plant metabolomics, primary or secondary metabolism, and natural 
product biochemistry. The ideal candidate will explore important questions 
in applied and basic plant science through the use of high-throughput 
metabolic profiling and other metabolomic techniques. Individuals who 
integrate plant metabolic research together with genomic and proteomic 
technologies or who develop novel methods for metabolite identification and 
flux analysis are especially encouraged to apply. Opportunities exist for 
interactions with colleagues in programs such as the Microbial and Plant 
Genomics Institute, the Center for Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics, the 
Initiative for Renewable Energy and the Environment, and the Healthy Foods, 
Healthy Lives Initiative. The successful candidate will be expected to 
develop a vigorous research program supported by extramural funding and 
also to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching in their area of 
expertise. This position is offered by the Plant Sciences Cluster at the 
University of Minnesota, a group of four plant related departments. 
Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree by the date 
of appointment and research experience in a field relevant to plant 
metabolomics, plant metabolism, plant biochemistry, or related fields. 
Preferred Qualifications: Postdoctoral training and experience in research 
related to plant metabolomics. Documented ability to compete for extramural 
grants. Evidence of successful cross-disciplinary research. Documented 
teaching experience such as teaching assistant, guest lecturing, and/or 
participation in teaching enrichment programs is desired. Salary and 
Benefits: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and 
qualifications. Benefits include employee health, dental, and faculty 
life/disability insurance, social security, faculty retirement and 
opportunities for professional development, including sabbatical and 
semester leave opportunities.

Application: Apply online at: https://employment.umn.edu/ (search for 
Requisition #145107). Candidates should attach a cover letter, curriculum 
vitae, statement of research and teaching accomplishments, experience and 
interests (3 pages). The candidate should arrange to have three letters of 
reference from professional colleagues forwarded to the search committee: 
Plant Metabolomics Search Committee, College of Food, Agricultural and 
Natural Resource Sciences, Attn: Jean Burdick, 1420 Eckles Ave, 277 Coffey 
Hall, St. Paul, MN 55108, mail to: burdi005 At umn.edu, 612-624-0780. Written 
application, as an alternative to the online system, may also be submitted 
to this address. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For further information, please contact Search Committee Co-Chairs Jerry 
Cohen at 612-624-9212, cohen047 At umn.edu or David Marks at 612-625-6737, 
marks004 At umn.edu. Information about CFANS may be found at 
http://www.cfans.umn.edu/. Benefits are described at 

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons 
shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without 
regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital 
status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status or sexual 

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