Assistant Professor of Plant Biology at Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Assistant Professor of Plant Biology

The Department of Plant Biology at Southern Illinois University Carbondale seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin August 16, 2014. Research must encompass aspects of conservation and/or biodiversity, with a focus on plant or fungi in natural systems. The research emphasis should embrace an organismal approach and the use of modern systematic tools such as molecular approaches or computational methods. Applicants must hold an earned doctorate in Plant Biology or a related field and have research accomplishments that include peer-reviewed publications. Preference will be given to applicants with postdoctoral
experience and external funding records. The successful candidate is expected to develop an externally funded research program, teach undergraduate courses, and develop graduate courses in the candidate’s field of expertise. Position is a 9-month appointment. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, representative publications, a statement of research goals and accomplishments, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and names and contact information of three potential references to Sedonia Sipes, Search Committee Chair, ssipes@plant.siu.edu, Department of Plant Biology, 1125 Lincoln Drive, Mail Code 6509, SIU Carbondale, IL 62901. Complete applications must be received by December 16, 2013 or until the position is filled. SIUC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve
a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.

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