Careers in the Plant Sciences

David and Dorothy Kemper Chair in Biology

Washington University / Missouri Botanical Garden - SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States

Position Title: David and Dorothy Kemper Chair in Biology
Position Type: Tenure-Track Professor
Application Review Begins: Sunday, October 15, 2023
Application Deadline: Monday, January 01, 2024
Institution: Washington University / Missouri Botanical Garden
Department/Division: Biology
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City: SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States
General Information: The Department of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis and the Missouri Botanical Garden (MBG) seek an eminent biodiversity scientist to fill the inaugural David and Dorothy Kemper Chair in Biology, a position to be jointly held between Washington University, where the scientist will hold a tenured position at the rank of Professor, and MBG, where the scientist will hold the position of Senior Principal Investigator. The successful candidate will have a distinguished record of research accomplishment focused on cutting-edge questions in an area of plant biodiversity science, including (but not limited to) global change, restoration, landscape, community and population ecology; systematics; phylogenetics; population and ecological genetics; evolutionary biology and conservation biology.
Qualifications/Requirements: A doctorate in biology or a closely related field is required, as well as an outstanding teaching, service, research, and publication record commensurate with tenure at this rank.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will join a vibrant biodiversity community and will be expected to contribute to advising, mentoring and service; to be an outstanding teacher and to lead an externally funded and internationally recognized research program that develops synergies between the two institutions. These links provide more information about the Biology Department at Washington University (, the Missouri Botanical Garden ( and the Living Earth Collaborative (
Application Instructions (submission methods, etc.): Review of applications will begin October 15, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the search concludes. Diversity and inclusion are core values at Washington University, and we seek to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive.

Please provide a cover letter, curriculum vita, research and teaching statements, diversity statement, pdfs of three papers, and names and contact information of three references to be submitted through Interfolio (
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