Assistant Professor of Plant Biology

Willimantic, Connecticut
Sep 10, 2019
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Eastern Connecticut State University, the state’s public liberal arts university serving approximately 5000 students, offers a wide range of undergraduate majors in the arts and sciences and professional studies, as well as selected graduate programs. Located in historic Windham County in the heart of eastern Connecticut, the University is midway between New York City and Boston and only a short drive from Hartford, the state capital.

We invite applications from candidates who have a strong commitment to teaching excellence, creative activity and scholarship, student advisement, university and community service. ECSU is especially interested in faculty with demonstrated innovation and excellence in teaching in a liberal arts curriculum, and sensitivity to diverse populations and perspectives.

Department: Biology 

Position: Assistant Professor in Plant Biology, Tenure track, Fall 2020


Position description: 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.


Qualifications: 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.




Respond to: 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 [email protected], 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.


Eastern Connecticut State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Stacey Close, Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity, 860-465-5791, [email protected]


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