Position Announcements

2021-09-21

Assistant Professor of Forest Genetics/Genomics // 15 October 2021

The Department of Forestry at Michigan State University invites applications for a 9-month tenure-system position at the Assistant Professor rank in Forest Genetics/Genomics (50% research, 25% teaching, 25% extension); the position offers potential joint affiliation with cross-departmental institutes/centers (e.g., Plant Resilience Institute) and graduate training programs (e.g., Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biotechnology Program). The Department seeks an outstanding scientist to conduct research in tree or forest genetics/genomics, with a view toward improving forest health, productivity and resilience under multiple environmental changes. Globally, trees and forests face intense pressures from increasing pest and pathogen attack, more intense droughts, higher temperatures, fragmentation, deforestation, and environmental pollutants, while demands for forest ecosystem services increase (e.g., biomaterials, climate mitigation, biodiversity conservation, recreation, habitat). The Department seeks applicants who can address these challenges by leveraging genetic/genomic approaches to enhance, for example: resistance of tree species to insect pests and pathogens; growth, yield, and resistance in commercial species; and genetically-informed assisted migration of tree species to mitigate climate change impacts. Globally, trees and forests face intense pressures from increasing pest and pathogen attack, more intense droughts, higher temperatures, fragmentation, deforestation, and environmental pollutants, while demands for forest ecosystem services increase (e.g., biomaterials, climate mitigation, biodiversity conservation, recreation, habitat). The Department seeks applicants who can address these challenges by leveraging genetic/genomic approaches to enhance, for example: resistance of tree species to insect pests and pathogens; growth, yield, and resistance in commercial species; and genetically-informed assisted migration of tree species to mitigate climate change impacts.

Institution: Department of Forestry, Michigan State University
Duty station: East Lansing, MI, USA
Closing date: 15 October 2021

Detailshttps://www.canr.msu.edu/jobs/assistant-professor-of-forest-genetics-genomics 

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