Deadline: Apr 30, 2018
We seek an outstanding scientist who will advance food security through genetic improvement of small grain crops. This position will lead a nationally recognized research program that develops new cultivars and germplasm of wheat, oats and possibly other small grains with enhanced qualities for nutrition, health, or novel sources of natural ingredients. The successful candidate will have a strong record of original research in plant breeding and other relevant disciplines such as biochemistry, plant pathology, genomics, quantitative genetics or plant biotechnology. Preference will be given to candidates using innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to breeding improved crop varieties, such as genome editing. The selected candidate will also possess demonstrated interest and experience in student education and training, and will teach courses in plant breeding or other topics important to Crop Sciences undergraduate and graduate degree programs.