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Associate or Full Professor of Plant Biology and Scientific Director of the Proctor Maple Research Center // 5 March 2024

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Department of Plant Biology at the University of Vermont (UVM) invites applications for the position of Scientific Director of the Proctor Maple Research Center (PMRC) at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, starting August 2024. The College seeks an accomplished researcher with the creative vision to help guide the research direction of the PMRC, sustain and grow its use as a cutting-edge research facility for forest tree biology and maple syrup production, and enhance the capabilities of the Center by attracting research faculty, visiting scientists, and graduate students. This is a 9-month 1.0 FTE position, with the potential for one additional month of Director salary, and an underlying tenured faculty position in the Department of Plant Biology. The position of Scientific Director requires an innovative and experienced researcher with a nationally or internationally recognized research program grounded in the basic science of tree biology, with clear potential for translational application to maple health, sap, and/or syrup production. Examples of potential research areas include, but are not limited to, tree physiology, forest ecology, tree responses to global change, systems biology, or other fundamental areas important to tree and forest ecosystem health. PMCR is particularly interested in candidates who are highly collaborative and will foster an inclusive environment that engages with multiple researchers working across themes of forest tree biology and global change and will help grow the breadth of research hosted at the PMRC. The Scientific Director will oversee a program that includes both basic research on tree biology/ecology and applied research on maple sap and/or syrup production. The Scientific Director will also work closely with the Administrative and Outreach Director to coordinate activities at the PMRC as well as to engage with stakeholders. As part of their role guiding the scientific direction of the PMRC, the Scientific Director is expected to maintain an active lab group, including mentoring graduate and undergraduate student researchers.

Institution:  College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Department of Plant Biology, University of
Vermont (UVM)

Duty station:  Underhill, VT, USA
Closing date:  Application review will begin 5 March 2024.

Details:  https://www.uvmjobs.com/postings/70414

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