Assistant Professor of Crop Physiology

The University of New Hampshire is a major research institution, providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate programs and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire's lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs.

Summary of Position
We seek candidates with demonstrated expertise in plant metabolomics, plant-substrate-environment relationships, crop response to abiotic and biotic stresses, and/or postharvest physiology. Crop species of interest could be horticultural (fruits, vegetables, ornamentals), agronomic (grains, forages), or others (biofuel, cover crops). Ideally, applicants will have experience with, or very strong interest in, applying their research to enhancing crop nutritive value and/or addressing regionally-specific challenges to crop production. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in crop physiology.

This position is part of a cluster hire. The Department of Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems (ANFS) within the University of New Hampshire's College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA) invites applications for three tenure-track positions focused on the interrelated human and agroecological aspects of our food system. Specifically for this cluster, we seek candidates with demonstrated teaching and research expertise in either (1) Food systems science, (2) Human nutrition, or (3) Crop physiology.
The hired candidates are expected to develop productive, internationally-recognized, and externally-funded research programs that work collaboratively across disciplines. They are also expected to provide excellent training for our graduate students and to develop and teach innovative courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Undergraduate education, including provision of directed research opportunities, is an area of distinction that will be strengthened through these positions.

Additional Job Information
Applicants should submit the following along with their application 1) Cover letter, 2) Curriculum vitae, 3) Contact information for three (3) professional references, 4) Research statement, and 5) Statement of teaching philosophy.
All materials should be submitted online at https://jobs.usnh.edu/ (posting number/job order # PF0154FY18).
Anticipated start date is August 20, 2018.

Acceptable Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate for each of the three positions will: 1) Hold a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline and have a demonstrated interest in integrating across multiple dimensions of the food system; 2) Have a record of significant scholarly research that aligns with the position description and complements existing expertise within the department and college; 3) Demonstrate excellent potential in teaching and mentoring of our graduate and undergraduate students; 4) Possess strong communication and interpersonal skills; and 5) Understand and appreciate the integrated teaching, research, and service components of UNH's land-grant mission and the transdisciplinary alignment of agriculture, nutrition, and food systems science in higher education.
To view description and apply, visit http://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/28433

Special Requirements
A background check will be required as a condition of employment.
The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

Tags: 
crop physiology
Location: 
Durham, NH (USA)