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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: Systems Biology of Woody Plants, NC State University.

Position Description:
The Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at North Carolina State University invites applications for a 12-month, tenure-track position. Responsibilities will be approximately 50% teaching and 50% research. Duties will include teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels; advising undergraduate and graduate students; and developing a strong, externally funded research program in systems biology of woody plants, preferably on topics related to biomass production and processing. Demonstrated potential for productive collaboration with faculty within the Department and other scientists is strongly desired. Salary and benefits will be nationally competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

Qualifications:
* PhD degree or equivalent in a biological science or related field
* Expertise in one or more of the following areas: genomics, bioinformatics, biotechnology, genetics, forestry, or ecology; and interest in working at the systems level in collaboration with faculty in one or more of the other areas
* Ability to attract external funding.
* Excellent oral and written communication skills

About the Department:
The Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources (www.cnr.ncsu.edu/for/) has 58 faculty with a wide variety of strengths in forestry and natural resources management, policy, and economics, environmental technology, fisheries and wildlife, tree improvement, silviculture, forest biotechnology, international forestry, biodiversity, conservation and restoration ecology, and geographic information systems. The Department offers undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees, and currently has 346 undergraduate and 117 graduate students. Consistent with the land grant mission of NCSU, the Department has a strong commitment to developing partnerships with stakeholders. Faculty, staff, and students work together with business, industry, government, community groups, and non-government organizations to address a wide range of challenges facing our state and the world. These partnerships facilitate research and discovery, teaching and learning, and outreach and service. Active research programs within the Department generate about $6 million annually in extramural funds.

About NC State University:
North Carolina State University (http://www.ncsu.edu) is one of the nation's leading public land-grant universities with a total enrollment of approximately 31,000 students. The university is located in the capital city of Raleigh (http://www.webs4you.com/raleigh/) and (http://triangle.citysearch.com/), and is primarily housed on about 2,110 acres within the city.

Application Process:
Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of college transcripts, and contact information for at least three references to:

Dr. Ross Whetten, Chair: Systems Biology Search
Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources
Box 8008
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-8008

For questions about this position or the department, contact Ross Whetten < ross_whetten @ ncsu.edu> (919-515-7578) or Barry Goldfarb, Department Head (919-515-4471). Review of applications will begin on January 11, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled. The position is available July 1, 2008.

NCSU is an EO/AA employer. In addition, NC State University welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation. For ADA accommodations contact Eileen Broderick, . Phone: (919) 515-2893, fax: (919) 515-6193. Proper documentation of identity, academic credentials and employability in the United States will be required.

posted 2007.12.12