Assistant Professor
University of Minnesota - Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN
A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a field related to plant genetics is required. In addition the following qualifications are preferred: Postdoctoral or industry research experience, classroom teaching experience; and a demonstrated ability to compete for extramural grants, to initiate a strong research program in translational genomics to communicate effectively with diverse audiences, and to interact productively with other scientists.


Position: Assistant Professor in Maize Translational Genomics (9-month, tenure-track appointment; 75% research, 25% teaching)

We seek a scientist who will establish a strong research and teaching program in maize translational genomics. The successful candidate will (1) use maize as a model species to address critical research questions in genomics, epigenetics, gene expression, or heterosis;

(2) translate discoveries into useful genes, germplasm, or genomics tools and resources to meet continuing needs for feed and fuel as well as emerging needs for nutrition and ecosystem services; and (3) educate a diverse group of undergraduate students, graduate students, or postdoctoral scientists. To be successful, the scientist will need to obtain sustained extramural funding for research and collaborate with scientists and stakeholders within and outside the University of Minnesota. The scientist will regularly teach one graduate or undergraduate course that is related to the candidate's expertise and that meets current or anticipated teaching needs of the department.

Program/Unit Description

Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics

Application Instructions

Please apply online via the Employment System at

Apply online and attach a cover letter, CV, a two-page statement of research accomplishments and interests, a one-page statement of teaching experience and interests, and the names, mailing addresses, and email addresses of three professional references. References will be contacted only of those applicants judged most qualified. If you are unable to upload attachments, you may submit application materials by email to Ms. Jeanne Davy ( or by mail to Ms. Jeanne Davy, Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, University of Minnesota, 411 Borlaug Hall, 1991 Upper Buford Circle, St. Paul, MN 55108. For further information, please contact Dr. Rex Bernardo, search committee chair by email (

As an institution committed to demonstrating excellence through diversity, the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences and the University are committed to hiring a diverse faculty and staff, and actively encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

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