Job Summary: The College of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota is recruiting two tenure-track assistant or associate professors in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology. New technologies and approaches provide unprecedented opportunities to link fundamental properties of plants at the molecular, cellular or tissue levels to phenotype. We seek creative and collaborative plant biologists who utilize approaches such as biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, physiology or systems biology to discover novel facets of fundamental processes in plants. Ideal candidates would be fluent in computational approaches for data analysis and would utilize interdisciplinary approaches to advance our understanding of the mechanistic basis of plant life.
Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidates will develop strong, extramurally funded research programs, teach effectively in biology courses, mentor undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral researchers and participate in professional service. Faculty positions at University of Minnesota provide opportunities for collaboration between researchers in all disciplines, and involvement in several excellent graduate programs.
Tenure Department: Plant and Microbial Biology Appointment Term: 9 months
Required Qualifications: Ph.D. (or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline Strong publication record in disciplines related to the position Evidence of potential to initiate and sustain extramurally funded research Demonstrated effectiveness in communicating with multiple audiences Evidence of commitment to equity and diversity
Preferred Qualifications: Track record of interacting creatively, collaboratively and productively with other scientists Teaching experience at graduate or undergraduate levels
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.