Careers in the Plant Sciences

Assistant Professor in Botany/Plant Biology

Murray State University - Murray, State, US

Position Title: Assistant Professor in Botany/Plant Biology
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Application Review Begins: Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Application Deadline: Friday, November 08, 2019
Institution: Murray State University
Department/Division: Biological Sciences
Field (e.g., systematics): Botany and Systematics
City: Murray, State, US
General Information: Assistant Professor, Botany
Qualifications/Requirements: Minimum Education Requirements
Ph.D. in Biology, Botany or closely related discipline with postdoctoral teaching or research experience.

Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements
Candidates must be able to teach courses in General Biology (majors and non-majors), Botany, Field Botany, Systematic Botany and other courses in their area of expertise. Candidates must demonstrate research potential in plant biology as evidenced by recent peer-reviewed publications, grants, and/or other scholarly activities. Candidate must have the ability to mentor undergraduate and master’s research students.

Preferred Education and/or Experience Qualifications
Preference will be given to candidates with excellent teaching skills including use of modern classroom technologies and herbarium or similar curatorial experience.
Responsibilities: Teach introductory and upper-level courses in biology, including Botany, Field Botany, and Systematic Botany. Conduct research, pursue external funding, and advise student research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Advise students toward careers as in the ecological and evolutionary sciences and/or other fields in plant science. The successful candidate will also be the curator of the MSU Herbarium, which has over 40,000 specimens and is the 3rd largest collection in KY.
Application Instructions (submission methods, etc.): See weblink at: https://www.murraystatejobs.com/postings/8915?fbclid=IwAR0m37udLgEClF2to8iCa708cWoOmo8bWpvwZMPi3FJnwBfKJdWJl-vaUXo
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Contact Name: Kate He, xhe@murraystate.edu