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Assistant or Associate Professor Final Candidates

Assistant or Associate Professor

Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

Potato Breeding and Genetics

The Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture (HLA) at Colorado State University (CSU) will host candidates for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor faculty position in potato breeding and genetics to direct our renowned Potato Breeding and Selection program. This position is a 65% research, 20% teaching, and 15% service appointment on a 9-month contract.

We seek applications from scientists to continue and develop an innovative, applied potato breeding program at CSU. The successful applicant will be expected to integrate modern and conventional methods to make genetic discoveries and improve potato germplasm. This work should lead to an improved understanding of genetic and environmental factors that affect potato, develop varieties to impact the local and national potato industry, and advance breeding theory in vegetable crops. Although this position is based in Fort Collins, CO, the candidate will work closely with faculty, scientists, and staff at the San Luis Valley Research Center (SLVRC) located in Center, CO. Currently, the program is supported by three Research Associates and involves collaborative efforts with the Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station (CSU AES), the Colorado Potato Administrative Committee (CPAC), and the Colorado Certified Potato Growers Association (CCPGA). Stewarding and supporting these existing relationships and those with extension specialists and grower collaborators will be essential to the continued success of this program.

The successful candidate will co-teach an undergraduate level course in plant breeding and develop a graduate level course in the candidate’s area of expertise. Graduate student advising, participation with undergraduate research and mentoring, and contributions toward outreach and service activities are expected. Candidates are sought with demonstrated capacity to integrate next-generation technologies and large datasets with classical field-, greenhouse-, and laboratory-based plant improvement approaches in their research program. Candidates should have a strong record of applied research, strong program management skills, and a desire to incorporate new techniques and technologies to advance the field of potato breeding. Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to collaboration and actively support an inclusive and diverse workplace.

We appreciate your participation and feedback. Dr. Adam Heuberger serves as the Chair for the search committee and Melissa Harmon serves as administrative support; please reach out for any questions or concerns.

Position Announcement

Finalist Interview Schedules and Application Materials Appropriate

Inappropriate Questions During Interactions with Candidates

Han Tan

Oct. 25-26, CSU Campus Interviews

Oct. 27, San Luis Valley Research Center Interviews

Seminar Recording

Evaluation Form

Finalist Interview Schedules and Application Materials

 

Jessica Chitwood-Brown

Nov. 1-2, CSU Campus Interviews

Nov. 3, San Luis Valley Research Center Interviews

Seminar Recording

Evaluation Form

Finalist Interview Schedules and Application Materials

 

Sagar Sathuvalli

Nov. 8-9, CSU Campus Interviews

Nov. 10, San Luis Valley Research Center Interviews

Seminar Recording

Evaluation Form

Finalist Interview Schedules and Application Materials

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