Careers in the Plant Sciences

Assistant Professor of Biology

Sul Ross State University - Alpine, Texas, U.S.A.

Position Title: Assistant Professor of Biology
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Application Review Begins: Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Application Deadline: Thursday, May 16, 2024
Institution: Sul Ross State University
Department/Division: Department of Natural Sciences; Biology
Field (e.g., systematics): Plant Systematics
City: Alpine, Texas, U.S.A.
General Information: Sul Ross State University, located in Alpine, Texas, is a member of the Texas State University System. It has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students on campus in Alpine. At an elevation of 4,480 feet in the scenic Davis Mountains of Trans-Pecos Texas, and in the Chihuahuan Desert region, Alpine enjoys mild winters and cool summers. Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Davis Mountains State Park, and Fort Davis National Historic Site are all within easy driving distance from Alpine. The Department of Natural Sciences offers BS and MS degrees in Biology, Geology, and Natural Resource Management.
Qualifications/Requirements: Ph.D. in Plant Systematics, with training in modern DNA techniques; strongly prefer broad training in botany, with commitment to teaching an array of undergraduate and graduate courses, and an interest in field botany and taxonomy. ABD candidates will be considered.
Responsibilities: Primary Responsibilities: Teach 12 semester credit hours per semester (usually three courses); course reduction for active research. Courses can include General Botany, Biology for Majors I and II, Plants and People, Plant Systematics, Plant Taxonomy, and other advanced courses.

Development of an externally funded research program ideally involving undergraduate and graduate students, and at least to some extent involving the biologically diverse Chihuahuan Desert region.
Application Instructions (submission methods, etc.): Submit letter of interest, curriculum vita, transcripts, contact information for three references, and three letters of recommendation.
Compensation Range:
Contact Name: Dr. Ryan Luna, Department Chair,