Assistant Professor of Plant Structure and Evolution

Ohio University, Env. & Plant Biology
Athens, Ohio (US)
October 02 2018
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Full Time
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The Department of Environmental and Plant Biology at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio seeks an individual for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position beginning August 16, 2019. 

The Department of Environmental and Plant Biology ( consists of 13 full-time faculty, 22 graduate students, and 90 undergraduate majors.  Further information about Ohio University can be found at the University‚Äôs Web site:

Duties of this position include teaching, research, advising and mentoring students, and service to the department and/or university.  Primary teaching responsibilities will be three courses per year and include introductory undergraduate-level courses in plant biology (majors and non-majors) and upper-level undergraduate/graduate courses, including Plant Anatomy and Morphology and Plant Evolution.  The successful candidate will be expected to develop an outstanding externally-funded research program in plant structure and evolution at the organismal level. 

We are looking for individuals who are committed to undergraduate teaching and developing a research program that includes Ph.D., M.S. and undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds.  Consideration given to applicants with a background and interest in plant anatomy, morphology, and evolution; and those with backgrounds in comparative and/or developmental approaches, coupled with expertise in one or more of the following: Omics technologies, phylogenetics, and developmental genetics. Candidates with teaching experience as an instructor of record for lecture/lab course(s) are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD in plant biology, morphology, anatomy, evolution, or a related field and 1 or more years of post-doctoral work prior to the start date of the appointment.

Excellent benefits package includes comprehensive health benefits, retirement contributions, paid time off, and 100% instructional fee tuition waiver for employees and eligible dependents. Ohio University also extends benefits to same-sex and opposite-sex domestic partners.

We seek a candidate with a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Women and other minorities are encouraged to apply. Ohio University is an EEO/AA Employer.

To apply, complete and submit an online application ( and attach required documents (CV, cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests/goals, 2-3 publications representative of your research, unofficial transcripts for graduate work, contact information for 3 references, and recommendation letters submitted directly by your 3 references).

Please direct questions to Dr. Allan M. Showalter (, Department Chair. For full consideration, apply by November 2, 2018.