Faculty Position in Plant Biology

Massachusetts, United States
11 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
08 Apr 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

School Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

Position Description

The Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, in partnership with the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in plant biology. We seek to appoint an individual whose scholarship will complement the research and teaching missions of the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology. The area of scholarship within plant biology is open, and we especially encourage applications from those studying genomics, molecular genetics, developmental biology, whole plant physiology, ecophysiology, organismic biology, biomechanics, phylogenetics, evolution, ecosystems biology, ecology, community biology, and urban ecology. It is hoped that the successful candidate will have a research program that can incorporate and leverage the extraordinary living collections of the Arnold Arboretum. The research laboratory will be situated in the recently opened 43,000 square foot state-of-the-art research facility in the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. Potential course offerings will be in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, but may also serve students in Earth and Planetary Sciences, Environmental Science and Public Policy, and Molecular and Cellular Biology. The successful candidate will be expected to have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. The Department and Arboretum have strong linkages to a number of allied institutions, including the Harvard Forest, Harvard University Herbaria, Harvard University Center for the Environment, and the Museum of Comparative Zoology.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate in Plant Biology or related discipline is required by the time the appointment begins.

Additional Qualifications

Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching is desired.

Special Instructions

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, 3-5 representative publications, and the names, institutional affiliations, and e-mail addresses of 3-5 references. Review of applications and nominations will begin November 15, 2018 and conclude when the position is filled. Letters of nomination from third parties are also welcome and should be sent by e-mail to William (Ned) Friedman at ned@oeb.harvard.edu.

Contact Information

Further information about the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and the Arnold Arboretum are available at https://oeb.harvard.edu and https://www.arboretum.harvard.edu. Address questions about the position to Professor William (Ned) Friedman and about the application/nomination process to Christian Flynn in OEB at fac-search@oeb.harvard.edu.

Contact Email fac-search@oeb.harvard.edu

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required 3

Maximum Number of References Allowed 5

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