Plant Taxonomy/ Botany Faculty Position, Biology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, Pittsburg State University

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The Department of Biology at Pittsburg State University is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure track, 9 academic month position in Plant Taxonomy/ Botany.

Position Duties and Responsibilities: Teaching Assignments: Plant Taxonomy with a field emphasis for biology majors; lower division biology core courses with labs; upper division and graduate courses within specialty. The position includes responsibility for the Sperry Memorial Herbarium. Student advising and a research program involving undergraduate and master’s level students are expected.

Minimum Qualifications: Possession of an earned Ph.D. in Biology or a biological science with an emphasis in plant biology by starting date of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications: A commitment to undergraduate education and advisement are essential. Emphasis on teaching that actively involves students in the field and classroom. Herbarium curating experience, teaching and/or postdoctoral research experience in plant taxonomy are desirable.

Position Start Date: August 12 2013, contingent on funding.

Salary: Assistant Professor. Salary from a base of $52,000.

The Following Background Checks Are Required: Employment will require a criminal background check.

Department Description: The 16 faculty and facilities of the Biology Department meet instructional needs for students: (1) on a variety of career tracks within biology, (2) by providing support for other disciplines, and (3) as a component of the general education curriculum. We have over 500 undergraduate majors and about 20 graduate (masters) students. For more information see the Biology department web page at: http://www.pittstate.edu/department/biology/

Additional Information: Pittsburg State University is an accredited, comprehensive, state-supported institution in southeastern Kansas, that enrolls approximately 7,200 students annually. The institution has colleges in the Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, and Technology. For more information see: http://www.pittstate.edu. Pittsburg has a population of approximately 20,000 residents is located in southeast Kansas, about thirty miles from Joplin, Missouri, which has a metropolitan area population of about 60,000 residents. Kansas City is located 120 miles north; Tulsa, Oklahoma is 125 miles southwest; Wichita is 160 miles west; and Springfield, Missouri is 95 miles east. Air Travel is through Joplin Regional Airport, NW Arkansas Regional Airport, or Springfield Airport. For more information see: http://www.pittks.org/

Application Process: Submit a formal application letter, curriculum vitae (including reference contact information), separate statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, reprints of recent publications, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of reference electronically (preferably followed by mailed copies) to: Dr. David M. Gordon, Chair of Biology Search Committee, Department of Biology, Pittsburg State University, 1701 South Broadway, Pittsburg KS 66762 7752. [phone: 620-235-4735, e-mail: dgordon@pittstate.edu]

Application Deadline: Review of applications begins 15 January 2013 and continues until the position is filled. [Posted 3 December 2012]

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