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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Plant Physiology

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The Department of Biology at Vassar College invites applications for a tenure-track position in plant physiology, at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning Fall of 2019.   Vassar College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply. 

We seek a broadly trained plant physiologist working in terrestrial or aquatic systems. Areas of focus may include but are not limited to abiotic and biotic interactions, climate change, reproduction and development, energetics and photosynthesis, biotechnology and food production. The successful candidate will teach at all levels of the curriculum, including introductory biology, an intermediate plant physiology course with laboratory, and an advanced seminar in the candidate’s area of interest. The Biology Department encourages participation and teaching in Vassar’s multidisciplinary Environmental Studies and Science, Technology, & Society programs.

The successful candidate will have a dedicated research laboratory and office, a student research assistant, start-up funds, and access to shared research facilities and equipment including a greenhouse, 15 climate-controlled growth chambers, and a 415-acre Ecological Preserve with a well-equipped field station. Development of a productive research program with student participation is expected. A Ph.D. in the biological sciences or related field is required, postdoctoral experience is preferred.

Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2450 undergraduates located in the beautiful and historic Hudson Valley seventy-five miles north of New York City.

All applications should be submitted online.

Upload the following: cover letter, curriculum vitae, concise statement on research interests and goals, concise statement on teaching interests and philosophy, concise statement on diversity and inclusive pedagogy, and graduate school transcript(s). Additionally, please submit up to three representative publications, and arrange, with referees, for submission of at least three letters of recommendation to the above site. Additional information on candidate diversity statements can be found at deanofthefaculty.vassar.edu/positions/candidate-diversity-statement.

Information on employment policies may be found in Vassar’s Faculty Handbook.

Review of applications begins September 17, 2018 and continues until the position is filled. Please direct questions regarding the position or application process to Kathleen Susman, Chair of Biology (kasusman@vassar.edu).

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Vassar College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.