Responsibilities include developing an externally funded comprehensive, statewide, basic and applied research program in soybean breeding and genetics. The individual will be responsible for leading a large state-wide program for improvement of traditional as well as food grade (including edamame) soybean genotypes. The candidate should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate student education and training as well as participating in departmental activities. Teaching responsibilities will include an undergraduate course in soybean production and a graduate-level course in the applicant’s area of expertise. Supervision of graduate student thesis and dissertation research will be expected. Liaison with other scientists, stakeholders, and industry will also be expected of the applicant.
Screening of applications expected to begin by March 1, 2017. Applicants must submit a letter of interest, research statement, CV, and names and contact information for three references by the closing date. Applicants are asked to submit a complete application consisting of all the following: 1) a letter of application stating career goals, research interests and abilities, and teaching philosophy, 2) current resume or CV, 3) academic transcripts, and 4) the names and contact information for three (3) potential references to:
Dr. Robert Bacon (c/o Rachael Armstrong) Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences Plant Science 115, University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR 72701 Telephone: 479-575-2347; Fax: 479-575-7465
A doctorate degree in plant breeding or a closely related discipline is required (by date of hire). Must demonstrate the ability to work with groups as well as with individuals; to communicate effectively, both verbal and written; to interpret and apply research results; have desire to work independently and collaboratively with other research and extension faculty. Preference will be given to individuals who have experience in both applied breeding and quantitative methods for gene discovery, marker assisted breeding and genomic selection. The candidate must have a strong record of academic achievement which demonstrates productive potential, including peer-reviewed publications, ability to obtain extramural funding and teaching experience. The individual must have flexibility to travel throughout the state.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive, commensurate with experience and training
About University of Arkansas - Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences
Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve 26,000 students with more than 210 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represen...t 50 states and more than 120 countries.
Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country’s finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation’s best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 14% of employee salary.