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Assistant Professor of Plant Ecology

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Position Details

Position Information

Banner Position Number 000178
Position Title Assistant Professor of Plant Ecology
Classification Title Professor
Department Biological Science - MU2510
Location MU - Marshall University
Salary Range Commensurate with education and experience

Position Summary Information

Job Description

The Department of Biological Sciences at Marshall University ( invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Plant Ecology position. The department will give preference to candidates with prior teaching experience in Ecology and strong quantitative skills. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Plant Ecology. Relevant postdoctoral experience is preferred. Demonstrated excellence in both teaching and research, as well as outstanding communication skills are desired. Experience with greenhouse management is a plus.
Duties include:
Actively pursuing extramurally funded scientific research in an area of the candidate’s expertise.
Mentoring undergraduate and graduate research students.
Teaching BSC 320 Principles of Ecology, introductory biology, and upper-level/graduate offerings.
Developing new course materials, including syllabi, lecture presentations and assessment tools.
Contributing to the learning of undergraduate and graduate students, through class teaching, small group discussions and one-on-one sessions with individual students.
Serving on departmental, college and/or university committees.
The department seeks candidates who will contribute to the University’s general education curriculum with its emphasis on a common First-Year Seminar and core curriculum courses that enhance students’ critical thinking, and to the College’s interdisciplinary programs of study.
Required Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a PhD or equivalent in Plant Ecology or a closely-related discipline, a record of: research publications, active pursuit of external research funding and excellent teaching and communication skills.

Required Qualifications

Postdoctoral research, experience mentoring research students and demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching.

Must be able to perform all essential job duties as outlined in the job description.

Preferred Qualifications

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number MU0539F
Open Date 01/29/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Unofficial Transcripts
  5. Statement of Research Focus
Optional Documents