American Society for Horticultural Science

Assistant Professor, Molecular Genetics of Weeds and Invasive Species

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North Carolina State University
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States (on-site)
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Assistant Professor – Molecular Genetics of Weeds and Invasive Species
Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC

                      Molecular Genetics of Weeds and Invasive Species

Appointment:              80% Research, 20% Teaching, tenure track 12-month appointment

Location:                     The North Carolina State University; Department of Horticultural Science, Raleigh, North Carolina

Application Deadline: Open until a suitable candidate is found – Review of Candidates will commence February 28, 2023

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Essential Job Duties
: Conduct research in molecular genetics and genomics of weeds and invasive plants, including efforts to develop novel biotechnologies for weed management. Teach a graduate class in Herbicide Mode of Action and Behavior in Plants and a new course in molecular tools in weed science research (taught in alternative years), depending on the candidate’s expertise and departmental priorities. Develop a nationally and internationally recognized, collaborative, and extramurally funded program that advances scholarly leadership and outputs to accelerate weed management outcomes through genetics, genomics, and molecular biology. Participate in interdisciplinary programs such as the Interdepartmental Weed Science Program, Plant Breeding Consortium, Plant Science Initiative, the INitiative for TRanslational, INtegrative and SYnthetiC Plant Biology (INTRINSyC), and Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI).

The incumbent should participate in external collaborations, with funding agencies and other partners. Provide service to professional societies and to the department and College as requested.

Additional information

Weed Science is an interdepartmental program with faculty housed in both the Department of Horticultural Science and Department of Crop and Soil Sciences.  The candidate will have the opportunity to select a home department affiliation between these two departments, in keeping with the future needs of the candidate and College programs. Regardless of departmental affiliation, the candidate is expected to have strong collaborative ties to Weed Science programs in both departments.


Minimum Education and Experience: Ph.D. degree in Weed Science, Plant Molecular Biology/Bioinformatics, Evolutionary/Ecological Genomics, Crop Science, Horticultural Science, or related disciplines, with interdisciplinary experience an asset.

Other Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated interest in and ability to apply innovative molecular tools to the science of weed biology and management.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal relations.
  • Strong ability to work on interdisciplinary teams and mentor students at all levels.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in agricultural systems.
  • A successful record of collaboration, publication in refereed journals
  • Successful record of fundraising
  • Experience or demonstrated potential in teaching
  • At least two years’ postdoctoral or equivalent experience in a related discipline.

This position reports to the Department Head of Horticultural Science. Application Deadline: Review of candidates will commence February 28, 2023 and until an acceptable candidate is identified. Position Available: April 1, 2023.

Application: to see the full content of the announcement and apply on-line go to (posting number PG192340EP). Please include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research accomplishments and interest, teaching philosophy, and the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references. Applicants are encouraged to include teaching evaluations if available and in the cover letter or in a separate and include a statement indicating how their program could contribute to enhancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at NCSU. Dr. Joe Neal, Co-Chair, Search Committee, 919-805-1707 or or Ramon Leon, Co-Chair, Search Committee, 919-703-8383 or

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. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity. If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or

Job Information

  • Job ID: 67881481
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
  • Company Name For Job: North Carolina State University
  • Position Title: Assistant Professor, Molecular Genetics of Weeds and Invasive Species
  • Job Function: Education/ Teaching
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: Ph.D.

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