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Plant Science Initiative at Iowa State University

Roger Wise rpwise at iastate.edu
Tue Sep 7 16:06:57 EST 1999

Dear Colleagues,

Iowa State University is launching a major new initiative.  Several
positions will be available.  Below is a copy af the advertisement that
will appear Science and Nature.  Please bring this to the attention of
interested individuals.


Iowa State University
of Science and Technology

Plant Sciences

Iowa State University, a leading land-grant university, announces a 
major initiative in the plant sciences. Building upon its traditional 
strengths in fundamental and applied plant sciences, Iowa State 
University is committed to being a leading plant science research 
center. Iowa State University is seeking to add 25 new faculty 
positions during the next three years as part of the plant sciences 

Unless otherwise specified: All positions may be filled at the 
assistant, associate, or full professor level and are tenured or 
tenure-track with competitive start-up packages. Successful 
candidates will be expected to develop energetic, internationally 
recognized, extramurally funded research programs in their area of 
specialization, and will be expected to effectively train graduate 
students and participate in teaching programs at the graduate and/or 
undergraduate levels. Departmental and college affiliations will be 
determined in consultation with the candidate at the time of hire. 
Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience. Ph.D. in an 
appropriate discipline is required. At the associate and full 
professor levels, preference will be given to applicants with a 
demonstrated record of competitive extramural funding. To apply, in 
addition to specific items requested below, submit a letter of 
application, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching 
interests, and the names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone 
numbers of at least three references to the address indicated. 
Applicants for positions at the assistant professor level should 
arrange for letters of reference to be sent. Review of applications 
will begin on December 15, 1999, and continue until the positions are 

The following positions are open for application:

Four Positions in Plant Responses to Stress: Conduct fundamental 
research at the genetic, molecular, and/or biochemical levels on how 
plants sense and/or respond to biotic or abiotic stresses. Submit 
application materials including recent reprints to: Dr. Charlotte R. 
Bronson, Plant Stress Search Committee, Iowa State University, 351 
Bessey Hall, Ames, Iowa 50011-1020.

One Position in Bioinformatics or Biological Statistics: Conduct 
fundamental research in computational molecular biology. Submit 
application materials, including one additional reference who can 
address applicant's teaching ability and experience to: Dr. James L. 
Cornette, Bioinformatics Search Committee, Iowa State University, 107 
Beardshear Hall, Ames, Iowa 50011-2021.

Two Positions in Statistical Genetics/Computational Molecular 
Biology: Conduct a nationally competitive research program on 
statistical approaches to areas such as bioinformatics, genomics, 
functional and post-genomic analyses, molecular evolution, protein 
structure/function prediction, population genetics. Joint appointment 
in the Departments of Statistics and Zoology and Genetics. Submit 
application materials, including selected reprints to: Dr. Kenneth J. 
Koehler, Search Committee Chair, Iowa State University, 120 Snedecor 
Hall, Ames, Iowa 50011-1210. Review of applications will begin on 
January 15, 2000, and continue until the positions are filled. For 
more information, select the "New Faculty Positions" icon at website: 

One Position in Computational Molecular Biology/Bioinformatics: 
Conduct research in computational molecular biology and teach 3 to 4 
courses per academic year. Appointment is in the Department of 
Mathematics. Submit application materials, including one additional 
reference who can address applicant's teaching ability and experience 
to: Dr. Max D. Gunzburger, Chair, Department of Mathematics, Iowa 
State University, 400 Carver Hall, Ames, Iowa 50011-2064.

One Assistant Professor Position in Physics of Biological Systems: 
Appointment is in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Submit 
application materials to: Physics of Biological Systems Search 
Committee, c/o Ms. Erlene Mooney, Department of Physics and 
Astronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011-3160. Further 
information about the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the 
bioinformatics program may be found on the web at 
http://www.physics.iastate.edu and 

One Position in Breeding and Molecular Genetics: Prefer experience in 
grass breeding for use in the turfgrass industry. Submit application 
materials to: Dr. Nick Christians, Search Committee Chair, Iowa State 
University, 106 Horticulture, Ames, Iowa 50011-1100. Position 
available July 1, 2000.

One Assistant or Associate Professor Position in Food Engineering: 
Develop technologies for utilizing value-enhanced plants and grain. 
Teach food engineering classes in the food science and engineering 
programs. Submit application materials to: Lawrence Johnson, 
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Iowa State 
University, 1041 Food Sciences, Ames, Iowa 50011-1061.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action 
employer and encourages nominations of, and applications from, women 
and minority candidates.
Roger Wise, USDA-ARS
Department of Plant Pathology
409 Bessey Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA
50011-1020  USA
Phone:  515-294-9756
Fax:    515-294-9420
E-mail: rpwise at iastate.edu

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