The College of Plant and Soil Sciences is looking for an excellent candidate to fill its new faculty position. This position is a tenure eligible position with a 12-month appointment with research, teaching, and service responsibilities. The annual distribution of effort will be aligned with this colleague's strengths and college/department needs
This position will develop a visionary research program to evaluate herbicide-plant interactions and/or weed biology and evolution. The faculty member will demonstrate the ability to apply modern plant physiology, biochemistry, and molecular genetics/genomics techniques to studies of weedy plant species and their management. Areas of interest (not mutually exclusive) include herbicide selectivity mechanisms and herbicide sites of action, the biochemical, physiological, and molecular genetic mechanisms attendant with the evolution and establishment of herbicide tolerance/resistance in weeds, and the molecular and physiological characteristics that define weedy plant species.
This faculty member will contribute to the instructional mission of the department by teaching in the Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology and Agricultural Ecosystem Sciences undergraduate programs, as well as in the Integrated Plant and Soil Sciences Graduate Program. Teaching assignments will be based on the program needs plus the candidate's interests and qualifications.
Plant and Soil Science is one of the largest colleges in the Agriculture, Food, and Environment at the University of Kentucky. Please follow this link to learn more about the exciting research we are doing. https://pss.ca.uky.edu/
Attached application materials are to include:
Current curriculum vitae
Letter of interest (upload under Cover Letter)
Relevant Teaching, Research and Diversity Statements (combine document and upload under Specific Request 1)
Names and contact information for three references (upload under Specific Request 2)
strong written and oral communication skills
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Post-doctoral experience in basic and/or applied weed science, as well as in aspects of genome-scale plant biology, is desirable.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
doctorate in weed science, plant physiology, plant biochemistry, plant molecular genetics, or related fields
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.