Summary: Job Announcement Position: Assistant Professor
Forage Breeding and Genetics/Genomics.
Description: The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, University of Georgia, Athens GA, invites
applications for a 12-month tenured/ tenure-track position, 70% research and 30% instruction. The
successful candidate will combine traditional and genomic technology to develop improved cultivars and
germplasms of forages, with emphasis in alfalfa, clover and tall fescue adapted to the Southeastern U.S.
with flexibility to breed bioenergy crops and solve other agricultural problems based on industry needs
and program direction. The successful candidate is expected to attract extramural funding, release
improved cultivars and germplasms, and publish results from the program in peer reviewed journals. The
successful candidate must be committed to excellence in teaching and graduate student training. A
graduate level, advanced plant breeding course and an undergraduate course in forage and pasture
management will be taught each year. The successful candidate will also be expected to direct graduate
student research projects and serve on graduate student advisory committees.
The successful candidate would be part of a strong and growing Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics
faculty at UGA that spans departments and schools (www.plantbreeding.uga.edu). The successful
candidate will have access to state-of-the-art laboratory and greenhouse facilities and field research
Basic Qualifications: Qualifications include a Ph.D. degree in plant breeding, plant genetics, or closely
related disciplines, and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, obtain extramural funding and
publish results. Training or experience in forage or range management and molecular techniques is