Assistant Professor, Integrative Plant Biology

University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida
Commensurate with experience.
October 09 2017
position #32623
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Full Time
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The Department of Biology at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a nine-month, tenure track Assistant Professor position in Integrative Plant Biology anticipated to begin August 2018. We seek a colleague who will develop a high-quality research program in plant biology. All areas of plant biology will be considered, including plant physiology, molecular systematics, evolutionary biology, or population, community or landscape ecology, in terrestrial or aquatic environments.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. from an accredited institution in a biological science and appropriate postdoctoral training.  Successful candidates must have a demonstrated ability or strong potential to establish and maintain a vigorous, extramurally funded research program, facilitate collaborations, and complement departmental strengths. They will be expected to contribute to teaching and mentoring students in our undergraduate and graduate programs, including our new undergraduate plant science track. For more information about the department, please visit

The University of Central Florida has grown in size, quality, diversity, and reputation since its inception in 1963. Today, the university offers 212 degree programs to 66,000 diverse students. UCF is an economic engine attracting and supporting industries vital to the region’s future while providing students with real-world experiences that help them succeed after graduation. For more information, visit  UCF is designated as a research university of very high research activity (RU/VH) by the Carnegie Foundation.

Questions regarding this search (position #32623) can be sent to Dr. Patrick Bohlen, Search Committee Chair, at  UCF provides competitive startup funds and teaching loads.  UCF requires all applications be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website,  Separately, applicants must e-mail to Dr. Bohlen a single PDF document that includes a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references.

Review of applications will begin on December 8, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.