Plant Biologist

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The Department of Plant Biology at Michigan State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. We seek an individual working on fundamental problems concerning the ecology, evolution, genetics or functional organization of plants, conducted at any level from genes to communities. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, population dynamics, phylogenetics, population genetics, physiology and development. The successful applicant will contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching and maintain an externally funded research program. Applicants must have a Ph.D., and postdoctoral research experience is desirable. Applications should include : a curriculum vitae, a summary of research accomplishments and future research objectives, a brief description of teaching philosophy and goals, and the names and contact information for three referees (compiled as a single pdf file), all of which should be uploaded electronically at under position #8444. Information about the Department of Plant Biology can be found at The review of applications will begin November 6, 2013 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Questions regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Douglas Schemske, Search Committee Chair ().
MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. MSU is committed to providing a work environment that supports employees' work and personal life, and offers employment assistance to the spouse or partner of candidates for faculty and academic staff positions.
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