We are seeking to fill two tenure track faculty positions in the Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology at Montana State University - one spring wheat breeder and one winter wheat breeder. For the full vacancy announcement and to apply, please go to https://jobs.montana.edu/postings/23808 . Applications will be considered for both positions unless you specify otherwise.
Directing independent breeding programs, including varietal development and testing.
Establishing competitive and extramurally funded research programs with a focus on wheat improvement.
Publishing scholarly research related to wheat breeding and genetics.
Classroom instruction, advising/training graduate students and undergraduate advising.
Providing appropriate public, departmental and university service
A Ph.D. degree in Plant Breeding, Genetics, or a related field.
Experience in field research and design of field experiments.
Experience in basic and advanced techniques used in plant breeding and genetics research.
A record of publication in refereed journals.
A record of developing both basic and applied research projects.
A record of success and collaboration in plant breeding research.
Postdoctoral experience in plant genetics, plant breeding, or a related field.
Experience in writing grant applications and a record of obtaining extramural funds.
Internal Number: FAC - VA - 21026
The Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences (LRES) is in the College of Agriculture at Montana State University. Our work spans land resources and environmental science and management, and includes cutting-edge, innovative teaching, fundamental and applied research, and highly effective outreach and service to a broad range of public and private entities. Our faculty offer broad expertise related to soils, microorganisms, insects, plants, climate and water to achieve an integrated multi-scale and multi-disciplinary approach to understanding and managing ecosystems. We address issues related to natural and managed landscapes such as crop-land, rangeland, forests, reclaimed land, polar and geothermal environments, and protected natural areas, with fundamental and applied investigations in agriculture, environmental science, land management, and natural resources. We advance scientific understanding across spatial and temporal scales, and apply this understanding for effective land management, informed adoption of sustainability practices, and broad education of students in preparation for careers in the agricultural and environmental sciences. LRES consists of 35 rese...arch and teaching faculty, about 200 undergraduate students, 25 thesis M.S., 60 online MS, and 25 Ph.D. graduate students, and 40 technical and postdoctoral scientists, and has a strong tradition of interdisciplinary collaboration within the department and across the institution and State. The Department is supported through the College of Agriculture, the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station, and the Extension Service, which work together to generate and disseminate superior knowledge and technological solutions to increase the competitiveness of Montana agricultural and natural resource enterprises