Plant Biologist - Florida International University

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Florida International University is a comprehensive university offering 340 majors in 188 degree programs in 23 colleges and schools, with innovative bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs across all disciplines including medicine, public health, law, journalism, hospitality, and architecture. FIU is Carnegie-designated as both a research university with high research activity and a community-engaged university. Located in the heart of the dynamic south Florida urban region, our multiple campuses serve over 50,000 students, placing FIU among the ten largest universities in the nation. Our annual research expenditures in excess of $100 million and our deep commitment to engagement have made FIU the go-to solutions center for issues ranging from local to global. FIU leads the nation in granting bachelor’s degrees, including in the STEM fields, to minority students and is first in awarding STEM master’s degrees to Hispanics. Our students, faculty, and staff reflect Miami’s diverse population, earning FIU the designation of Hispanic-Serving Institution. At FIU, we are proud to be ‘Worlds Ahead’! For more information about FIU, visit fiu.edu.


Florida International University’s Department of Biological Sciences (biology.fiu.edu), within the School of Environment, Arts and Society (SEAS; environment.fiu.edu) is conducting an open-rank search for an outstanding plant biologist to take a leadership role in the new International Center for Tropical Botany (ICTB). The ICTB, a collaborative project with the National Tropical Botanical Garden, will have offices and research facilities at both the University’s main campus and the National Tropical Botanical Garden’s Kampong garden. The ICTB builds on the existing strengths of both FIU and NTBG in tropical biology, conservation, agroecology, and botany. The ICTB will focus on research and education on tropical plant diversity, ethnobotany, natural plant products, sustainable agriculture, and conservation. The successful candidate will have research experience relevant to one or more of these areas. The candidate will be expected to teach courses related to his or her field of expertise at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to maintain a rigorous, externally-funded, internationally-recognized research program to strengthen the ICTB’s programs and mission. Candidates should have experience working across disciplines and developing local, national and international research partnerships. Position is contingent upon funding. 
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 506980 at careers.fiu.edu and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a summary of research interests and teaching goals, and contact information for at least three individuals who can write letters of recommendation in a single pdf file. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by February 1, 2014. Review will continue until position is filled.
FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer.

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