Assistant Professor of Botany

Huntington, West Virginia
Commensurate with experience
September 26 2018
Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
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The Department of Biological Sciences at Marshall University invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Botany, or a closely related field.  The department will give preference to candidates with collections-based research programs and prior herbarium curation experience.  The successful candidate will teach introductory and upper-level BSC courses and establish an independent research program that engages both undergraduate and graduate students.  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 skills.  The successful candidate must have a PhD in botany or a closely-related discipline, and a demonstrated record of research publication, active pursuit of research funding, excellent communication skills, and a commitment to excellence in teaching.  Postdoctoral research, experience with herbarium curation, experience mentoring undergraduate research, and demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching are preferred. 

More detailed information on the position, the department, and our community is available at  To apply, please go to the job listing at  Applications must include a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a summary of research interests and plans, and complete contact information for three professional references.  All files must be uploaded to the website.  Review of applications will begin on 1 November and will continue until the position is filled.  Marshall University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to an open and inclusive environment for all employees.