Faculty Position in Plant Systematics, Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, Department of Biology, University of Florida

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The Department of Biology, University of Florida, invites applications for a nine month tenure-track faculty position in Plant Systematics at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, effective fall semester, 2013. The Department offers a collegial environment and enjoys strong ties with the Florida Museum of Natural History, UF Genetics Institute, UF Emerging Pathogens Institute and multiple University centers in biomedical, veterinary, environmental and agricultural sciences. For more information on the department go to http://www.biology.ufl.edu. We will consider outstanding candidates from all areas of plant systematics, with an emphasis on researchers interested in diversity and natural history; we especially encourage applications from those working in areas that complement existing strengths in molecular systematics and phylogenetic analysis. Instruction at both undergraduate and graduate levels is expected, e.g., courses in plant taxonomy, local flora, and involvement in introductory biology. Successful applicants must have a Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience. We are seeking candidates whose research is interdisciplinary and who can collaborate with faculty in the department and elsewhere on campus. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program and share a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.

Interested applicants must apply online at: https://jobs.ufl.edu (requisition # 0901934). For full consideration, the application should include curriculum vitae, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy (of no more than 3 pages each), a maximum of three reprints in PDF format and three letters of reference (required for all applicants). For more information, please go to our website: http://www.biology.ufl.edu/jobs/plsyst.aspx. Review of applications will begin on January 3, 2013.

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

As part of the application process, applicants are invited to complete an online confidential and voluntary self-disclosure card. This information is stored within GatorJobs and is accessible by job number to Faculty Development (when needed to fulfill reporting obligations). The self-disclosure form can be found at: http://www.hr.ufl.edu/job/datacard.htm.

Our department is committed to diversity as a component of excellence. Women, minorities and members of other underserved groups are encouraged to apply. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution. [Posted 13 November 2012]

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