Assistant Professor, Botany

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Posting Number19200024FACJob TitleAssistant Professor, BotanyType of EmploymentRegular Full-TimeIf Part Time, Enter Hours Per WeekWork LocationMurrayEmployment TermAcademic YearPosition TypeFaculty (Tenure-Track)DepartmentBiological SciencesSummary of Job Duties and Responsibilities

Tenure-track position beginning August 2020.

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.

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.

Physical DemandsWork HoursMinimum SalaryMaximum Salary Posting Details

Posting Date09/11/2019Closing Date11/08/2019Open Until FilledNoSpecial Instructions to Applicants

Along with the application, the following items must be included:

• Letter of application
• Curriculum Vita
• Statement of research interest
• Teaching statement that describes the candidate’s teaching background and interests, as well as the candidate’s approach to creating a supportive and inclusive environment for student success.

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Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    Documents Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Statement of Teaching Interest
    4. Statement of Research Interest
    Optional Documents
    1. Other Document
    2. Other Document 2




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    Posted: 9/12/2019
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