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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Job no: 223452-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional

Position Summary:

The Department of Horticulture is accepting applications for a new tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in Plant Resilience. This faculty position is an academic nine-month appointment.

Principal Duties:

We are looking for a dynamic individual to develop innovative solutions to current and emerging challenges that constrain horticultural crop production. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally-recognized research program that serves as a bridge between basic science and production agriculture, with an emphasis on horticultural crops such as fruits, vegetables, and ornamentals. We expect that this research will draw upon the fundamental principles of plant physiology to address challenges related to environmental stress. Research on the application of whole plant physiology to production settings is expected.

The incumbent will be expected to develop and teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, as well as contribute to other courses in their area of expertise.

Collaboration with peers in disciplines such as horticulture, agronomy, plant pathology, biochemistry, and botany is expected. The incumbent will successfully compete for external funding on a state, regional, and national basis. Additional responsibilities include mentoring undergraduate and graduate students as well as service at the department, university, and community levels.

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces
diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental
components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

PhD in plant physiology, a plant science discipline, or a related field is required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

A minimum of one year post-doctoral experience is required.

Candidates must have a strong disciplinary foundation in plant physiology; effective oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to design and conduct innovative research supporting advances in crop production and environmental stress tolerance; and a strong record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals. Preference will be given to candidates with postdoctoral experience, demonstrated success in attracting extramural funding, and documented teaching experience.

Additional Information:

A competitive recruitment and selection process was conducted for this employment opportunity and a U.S. worker was not selected. An application for Alien Employment Certification is being filed on behalf of an alien to fill the employment opportunity. Anyone with documentary evidence relative to the application, or available workers, wages and/or working conditions, may contact the Regional Certifying Office of the Department of Labor at the following address:

U.S Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
Foreign Labor Certification National Processing Center
Harris Tower
233 Peachtree Street, Suite 410
Atlanta GA 30303
Phone: 404-893-010, Fax: 404-893-4642

Wisconsin has a diverse agricultural industry representing fruit, vegetable, ornamental and grain crops. The University of Wisconsin-Madison has broad strength in a wide range of disciplines related to plant biology, including plant breeding, molecular and cellular biology, plant pathology, plant physiology, agroecology, and production agriculture. In addition to state-of-the art greenhouses, the campus has an advanced controlled-environment facility, the Biotron, available for controlled environment and physiological research. The recently opened Wisconsin Crop Innovation Center is a one of a kind public biotechnology service and research center that has the capacity to generate and grow thousands of transformed and gene edited plants per year. The University of Wisconsin-Madison also has a number of research stations with excellent land for field-based research.

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

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Anticipated Begin Date:

JULY 19, 2020


ACADEMIC (9 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

The position has been filled. This posting is mandatory to meet a United States Department of Labor requirement. See the job posting for more details.

Applicants should apply to PVL #98901 via Jobs@UW ( Application materials should include the following: 1) Cover letter; 2) a Curriculum vitae; and 3) one PDF document that includes statements of research and teaching interests.

In addition, applicants will be asked to provide the names and contact information of three references who will be asked to provide a letter of recommendation.

Applications received by September 15, 2019, will be assured full consideration.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to the position search committee chair, Dr. Patrick Krysan at


Patrick Krysan
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

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  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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