Assistant Professor of Biology

North Dakota State University in North Dakota

Deadline September 15, 2014
Date Posted August 12, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

The Department of Biological Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin fall 2015.  We seek applicants whose primary research interests are plant or plant-microbial biology using ecological genomics, evolutionary genomics or bioinformatics.  We welcome applicants studying at all levels of inquiry from genetic, molecular or cellular mechanisms to community, landscape or ecosystem-level functions. Candidates must have a Ph.D. from an accredited institution in a discipline appropriate to the biological sciences and relevant post-doctoral experience.  The successful candidate will be expected to develop an extra-murally funded research program, supervise graduate students, and teach one course per semester at the undergraduate or graduate levels.  The position is 45% research 45% teaching and 10% service.  The position will be highly competitive with regard to start-up funds, space, and salary. 

 Candidates must have 1) a completed Ph.D. from an accredited institution in a discipline appropriate to the biological sciences and relevant post-doctoral experience; 2) demonstrated research experience using integrated approaches that complement existing strengths in the department and evidence of peer-reviewed publication, 3) evidence of a commitment to teaching and student learning at the undergraduate and graduate levels; 4) potential to initiate and develop an externally funded research program; 5) ability to communicate effectively with multiple audiences; 6) strong interpersonal skills; 7) evidence of being able to interact with other scientists in a creative, collaborative and productive manner.

 Preference will be given to candidates with 1) research that complements existing themes and foci in the department, 2) demonstrated ability in obtaining extramural funding 3) demonstrated commitment to diversity.

Application materials include: a curriculum vitae; a two-page description of research interests; a two-page statement of teaching interests and philosophy; and contact information (including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) for three professional references. All application materials must be submitted electronically (URL:  Review of applications will begin September 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

NDSU is an EO/AA Employer and an NSF ADVANCE Institution. Women & traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. 

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