The Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry at North Carolina State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position, at the rank of either Assistant or Associate Professor, in the broad area of molecular mechanisms in plants with an emphasis on physiology and signaling.

The position will be 80% research and 20% teaching, which is a typical split for primarily research programs in the department. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous and independently funded research program centered on transformative research in plant molecular physiology. Aspects of research may include metabolic regulation in response to physiological stress (primary and secondary metabolism), maintenance of homeostasis, post-transcriptional regulation, post-translational modification and protein stability, regulation of protein activity and location, or epigenetic changes related to physiological response.

This position will have opportunities to collaborate with biochemistry faculty who have expertise in plant abiotic stress responses, as well as the numerous research programs in plant biology that are focused on stress responses at the metabolic level, including programs in Plant and Microbial Biology, Crop and Soil Sciences, Horticulture, Plant Pathology and Entomology, Forestry, and the Plants for Human Health Institute. The position will complement and benefit from the newly launched Plant Science Initiative, an innovative multidisciplinary systems-oriented research center that will become the headquarters for solutions to global challenges in agriculture. Inclusiveness and diversity are critical to the success of the College and University as a whole. Therefore, the successful candidate will be expected to foster an environment that is respectful and welcoming of all groups.

Applicants at a rank above the Assistant Professor level will be expected to demonstrate a strong record of established funding, publications, and international prominence, commensurate with expectations for achievement of that rank.

Minimum Experience/Education:

Requires doctor’s degree, an equivalent degree, or equivalent professional experience.

Required Qualifications:

Strong capacity to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including mentoring of doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows.

Preferred Qualifications:

Priority will be given to candidates that have at least two years’ postdoctoral or equivalent experience and demonstrated abilities to form interdisciplinary collaborations that reach across traditional academic units.

Demonstrated inclusiveness and experience promoting diversity, as well as classroom instruction, mentoring, and grant submission are highly desirable.

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Position Number: 00000336

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