Assistant Professor

Columbia, SC
Feb 28, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Details
Posting Summary

Logo Posting Number FAC00138PO17 Classification Title Assistant Professor Internal Title Assistant Professor Campus Columbia 01 College/Division College of Arts and Sciences Department Biological Sciences Advertised Salary Range We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 40 Hours per year 1560 Position Category Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 9 months Work County Richland 40 Tenure Information Tenure-Track/Tenured Job Search Category Faculty

About UofSC

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Benefits for Temporary Positions

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers state employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

The Department of Biological Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the general area of Plant Molecular Biology.

Areas of research interest include, but are not limited to biotic interactions, abiotic interactions, epigenetics, gene regulation, signaling, and cell and developmental biology. This individual might utilize a variety of approaches including high-throughput (e.g., genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics), computation and/or modeling to develop an integrated understanding of plant processes at the molecular, cellular and organismal levels.

Successful candidates will be expected to develop an extramurally funded research program and teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, in courses appropriate to their expertise.

Required Education and Experience

Minimum qualifications include a PhD in plant sciences; evidence of established scholarship including a strong record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals; and the potential for excellent teaching.

Preferred Qualifications

Post-doctoral experience is preferred.

Posting Detail Information

Desired Start Date 08/16/2018 Job Open Date 10/23/2017 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant Quicklink for Posting EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

Position Attributes

Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No

Supplemental Questions

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    Applicant Documents
    Required Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. List of References and Contact Information
    4. Teaching Statement
    5. Research Statement
    Optional Documents
    1. Letter of Recommendation 1
    2. Letter of Recommendation 2
    3. Letter of Recommendation 3


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