Tenure Track Assistant Professor Plant and Microbial Biology
University of Minnesota
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Type: Full Time
Area of Focus:
Environmental Plant Biology
Internal Number: 352245
Tenure Department: Plant and Microbial Biology
Appointment Term: 9 month
Job Summary: The College of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota is recruiting a tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology. We seek creative and collaborative candidates in the broad area of Plant Biology and are particularly interested in candidates who integrate perspectives from physiology, genomics, biochemistry, or molecular, cellular, or developmental biology. The College is committed to diversifying our community and supporting students from all backgrounds. Accordingly, successful candidates will have a track record of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we strongly encourage applications from those belonging to historically underrepresented groups and marginalized communities.
Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong, extramurally funded research program, teach effectively in the areas of genetics, plant physiology, or botany, mentor undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral researchers and participate in professional service.
We seek applicants with the following qualifications
- PhD (or foreign equivalent) in Plant Biology, Biological Sciences, Molecular Biology, Developmental Biology, or related discipline. - Strong publication record in disciplines related to the position. - Significant postdoctoral research experience and evidence of potential to initiate and sustain extramurally funded research. - Track record of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion for historically underrepresented groups and marginalized communities in the areas of research, teaching, and service. - Commitment to excellence in teaching. Experience or evidence of potential to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations. Faculty positions at University of Minnesota provide opportunities for collaboration between researchers in all disciplines, and involvement in several excellent graduate programs. The Department of Plant and Microbial Biology comprises a diverse and integrative group of scientists studying genetics, cell biology, biochemistry, physiology, ecology, evolution, and systems biology. The larger University community provides exceptional opportunities to develop strengths in research, teaching, and community outreach. Affiliated research and outreach facilities include the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, the Center for Mass Spectrometry and Pro...teomics, the BioTechnology Institute, the Center for Precision Plant Genomics, the University of Minnesota Genomics Center, the University Imaging Center, the University of Minnesota Herbarium of the J. F. Bell Museum of Natural History, the College of Biological Sciences Conservatory, the Lake Itasca Biological Station, and the Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve. The campus is located in the heart of the Minneapolis-St Paul metropolitan area, which is rich in cultural and natural attractions.