The Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at North Carolina State University invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor in Forest Genetics to lead the Christmas Tree Genetics Program (CTG). This program’s mission is to advance North Carolina’s Christmas tree industry through the application of genetic principles.
The position responsibilities will be 50% research, 35% extension, 10% teaching and 5% service. The research and extension programs will be targeted toward the Christmas tree industry, and include mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. The teaching assignment is negotiable but is likely to include one undergraduate course in the successful candidate’s area of expertise. Service will include departmental and university activities. Candidates must have a PhD degree in forestry or plant sciences preferably involving genetics or breeding. The successful candidate must have expertise in one or more of the following areas: tree improvement, crop or animal breeding, forest molecular genetics/genomics, forest health, or silviculture. We plan to start reviewing applications at the end of March. For more information, or to apply, see the job listing on the NCSU website at: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/hr/postings/113559