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North Carolina-Assistant Professor / Rhizosphere Science

Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, NC State University, Raleigh, NC. Twelve month, tenure track position with an appointment of 80% Research/20% Teaching. Salary commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will organize and conduct grant-funded basic and applied research on processes controlling root growth and function, and root interactions with the rhizosphere environment.  We are specifically interested in candidates who utilize approaches such as stable isotopes, advanced imaging, and metabolomics to focus on basic and applied research topics, including those related to: root abiotic stress; crop productivity and nutrient dynamics; environmental remediation; carbon storage and dynamics in soils; and modeling of root growth. It is expected that experimentation will extend from laboratory and controlled environments to the field. The faculty member will develop a new graduate level course on root growth and rhizosphere processes, and may also contribute to undergraduate classes in soil fertility. Minimum education/experience: Ph.D. in Soil Science, Crop Science, Biogeochemistry, Horticulture, or a related field is required, with extensive training in plant-soil interactions, and advanced biological, chemical, and analytical techniques. In-depth knowledge of the relationship between root-zone processes and whole plant systems is essential.  The successful candidate is expected to: develop a productive research program that is sustained by extramural grant funding and is responsive to solving problems of state, national, or international importance; publish scholarly work in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals; teach courses consistent with departmental needs; collaborate with other departmental faculty engaged in agronomic and environmental research; and participate in interdisciplinary research with faculty within Crop and Soil Sciences and from other departments at NC State University, as well as personnel from cooperating universities, institutions, agencies, and organizations.

Contact Dr. Owen Duckworth (, search chair, with questions. Additional information about the department can be found at: accepted until a suitable candidate is found. Apply online at for position number, #00105692. NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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