Careers in the Plant Sciences

Assistant Professor of Plant Biology

Eastern Connecticut State University - Willimantic, CT, USA

Position Title: Assistant Professor of Plant Biology
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Application Review Begins: Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Application Deadline: Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Institution: Eastern Connecticut State University
Department/Division: Biology
Field (e.g., systematics): Botany, Plant Physiology, Plant Biology
City: Willimantic, CT, USA
General Information:
Qualifications/Requirements: A Ph.D. in a biological science with expertise in botany and plant biology, with preferred emphasis on a topic of global importance such as climate change science, medicinal plants or agricultural science. Expertise that complements the current strengths of the department and postdoctoral experience are desired. The successful candidate must have demonstrated an interest in, and an aptitude for, teaching undergraduates.
Responsibilities: Responsibilities may include teaching Organismal Biology, Biology of Plants, Plant Physiology, and potentially other upper level courses for biology majors. Additional teaching opportunities may include a course in the University's liberal arts core curriculum and the first-year program. Expectations include involving undergraduates in a research program, overseeing the biology greenhouse, academic advisement, service to the University, and continued professional development. The Department has outstanding resources for teaching and research housed in a modern science building. Resources include tissue culture facilities, vivarium, confocal microscope, environmental chambers, greenhouse, campus arboretum, and Church Farm Center for the Arts and Sciences.
Application Instructions (submission methods, etc.): Please send a CV, a copy of all graduate transcripts, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, documentation of teaching ability, and the name and contact information for three references via email to, Dr. Vijaykumar Veerappan (Co-chair, Search Committee), Department of Biology, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT 06226. The search will continue until the position is filled.
Compensation Range:
Contact Name: Dr. Vijaykumar Veerappan,