School of Agriculture
Assistant Professor - Crop Physiology and Molecular Biology

Job Details:
Assistant or Associate Professor of Crop Physiology and Molecular Biology (9-month, tenure track).

Qualifications:
Doctorate in Agronomy, Crop Science, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Plant Molecular Biology or related discipline completed by 1 August 2013. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated expertise in plant physiology, plant breeding and genetics, and plant molecular biology as related to agronomic or horticultural crop trait development. Excellent communication and organizational skills, demonstrated experience in research or teaching undergraduates, enthusiasm for professional engagement with students in a variety of settings, an energetic personality with a positive attitude and ability to effectively work and communicate with a variety of people, ability to develop and deliver effective presentations and experiential learning activities, and demonstrated ability to define and assess desired learning outcomes are required.

Responsibilities:
Engagement in teaching and advising undergraduate students. Teaching responsibilities include middle-level and advanced crop physiology, genetics and molecular biology courses not to exceed 12 credit hours per semester. Additional responsibilities include leadership and participation in professional and scholarly activities, mentoring student organizations, working with state organizations and agronomic professionals, and providing expertise to the teaching and research mission of Pioneer Farm.

Appointment Date:
August 20, 2013.

To Apply:
Candidates should send (i) a letter of application demonstrating how they meet all qualifications, (ii) resume including work experience, (iii) a separate statement describing your philosophy of teaching and student learning outcomes important for crop plant physiology and plant molecular biology (maximum one page), (iv) a separate statement describing a history of working with or demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or other issues of historic marginalization, (v) university transcripts, and the (vi) names and contact information for at least three professional references.

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To Ensure Consideration:
Review of applications will begin February 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

School of Agriculture:
The School of Agriculture (SOA) is part of the College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture. The SOA has approximately 795 students, and 36 faculty and staff. Our laboratory and teaching facilities are outstanding. A 430 acre farm is available for teaching, systems based research and demonstration. The SOA offers six majors: agricultural education, agribusiness, animal science, ornamental horticulture, reclamation, environmental and conservation, and soil & crop science.

University of Wisconsin-Platteville:
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in primarily undergraduate programs leading to degrees in agriculture, the arts, business, communication, criminal justice, education, engineering, the humanities, industry, mathematics, and the sciences. The university is recognized as a cultural and educational center for the tri-state region of Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin.

Platteville:
Platteville is a friendly, progressive community of 10,000 set in the beautiful rolling landscape of Southwest Wisconsin. It offers an excellent school system, high quality municipal and medical facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and a vibrant business/industrial community. More information is available at http://www.platteville.com.


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