Assistant Professor in Plant Ecology
The University of Georgia - Georgia

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Faculty position in Plant Ecology

The Department of Plant Biology ( http://www.plantbio.uga.edu ) within the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level in plant ecology with a focus on aboveground components. Areas of specialization can include, but are not limited to, population dynamics and plant interactions with their environment, other plants and organisms. This new position will have available research funds from a Haines Family Professorship endowment. We seek an individual who addresses fundamental ecological and evolutionary questions and who integrates multiple tools and techniques, potentially including field, lab, modeling, molecular, and genomic approaches. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. degree in plant biology or any related field of study and a strong record of scientific productivity. S/he is expected to develop or expand a vigorous externally-funded research program and to teach and train undergraduate and graduate students. The Plant Biology Department encompasses a broad range of disciplines and has historical strengths in plant ecology, evolutionary biology and mycology.

To apply, candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and short statements of research interests and teaching philosophy as a single PDF file to https://www.franklin.uga.edu/jobs/plant-biology . Three letters of recommendation should be uploaded separately to the same web site. The committee will begin reviewing applications on January 7, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Plant Biology, the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of their faculty and students, and to sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Georgia is well known for its quality of life in regard to both outdoor and urban activities ( www.georgia.gov ). UGA is a land- and sea-grant institution located in Athens, 90 miles northeast of Atlanta, the state capital ( www.visitathensga.com ; www.uga.edu ).

The University is an EEO/AA institution.

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CIP Discipline Code: Ecology Ecology And Evolutionary Biology Degree Levels: Doctorate Position Type: Faculty

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