Plant Science Endowed Chair Interviews, August 2021
Drs. Mendu, Weaver, and Marla, will be interviewing for the position of Winifred Asbjornson Plant Sciences Endowed Chair on the dates below. WebEx links to the seminars and all meetings are below.
Please note that research seminars will take place at 9:30 a.m. in 108 PBB for Drs. Mendu and Marla, 138 ABB for Dr. Weaver; please attend in person if possible.
The members of the search committee are Kevin McPhee, Chair, Jamie Sherman, Dale Schuler, and Bob Sharrock. Please give your feedback using the attached evaluation form or by emailing Kevin McPhee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your feedback is greatly appreciated!
- Venugopal Mendu (click for Dr. Mendu's CV) – August 6, sessions at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. MST: Join the Webex call here.
- David Weaver (click for Dr. Weaver's CV)– August 10 sessions at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., : Join the Webex call here.
- Sandeep Marla (click for Dr. Marla's CV) – August 11, sessions at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. MST: Join the Webex call here.
|About the Position||The Winifred Asbjornson Plant Sciences Chair will develop a competitive research program that will use modern techniques in plant molecular biology and genomics to address problems that pose the greatest economic threats in cereal production agriculture in Montana. The Chair will have an advisory council made up of representatives from Montana’s crop production industry and will actively collaborate with agronomists, breeders, entomologists, and plant pathologists to address the challenges of greatest economic significance. Current examples of issues of economic importance include herbicide resistance in economically important weeds, resistance to wheat stem sawfly and heat stress in cereals. Future examples may include control of orange wheat blossom midge and other cereal pests, the role of micronutrients in cereal health, nitrogen management in low pH soils, and improvements in winter-hardiness of fall-seeded rotational crops. The Chair will contribute to undergraduate and graduate courses and advising in plant molecular genetics or metabolomics, genetics/breeding and/or other areas of interest. He/she will provide appropriate public, departmental and university service.|
|The successful candidate will:||
|Special Requirements||In accordance with MSU policy, hiring will be conditional upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check.|
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.