Open rank Plant Organismal Biologist

Miami, Florida
Entry level salary starts at $78,000 up to $130,000 depending on rank with full benefits
September 15 2019
Life Sciences
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Full Time
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The Department of Biological Sciences at Florida International University ( is seeking qualified candidates for an Assistant Professor or higher rank position in Plant Organismal Biology. Scientists working on all aspects of plant sciences will be considered, especially plant functional biology, morphology and anatomy, and plant ecophysiology. The successful candidate will be expected to have a solid publication record, bring and maintain an active externally-funded research program, supervise graduate students in our Ph.D. program, as well as teach undergraduate courses in their area of expertise and the general plant sciences curriculum. Successful candidates could also become affiliated with several preeminent research institutes and centers relevant to tropical plant biology, including the International Center for Tropical Botany (, the Institute of Water and Environment (, and the Southeast Environmental Research Center ( The minimum requirements are a Doctoral degree from an accredited institution, a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching and service, and active academic research with transferable funding. To maximize opportunity and experience for our diverse student population, we value and seek diversity in applicants for this position.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 519349 at and attach cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statements of teaching and research philosophy as a single pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted upon submission of application.  To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by October 10, 2019.  Review will continue until position is filled. Please direct inquiries about this search to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Chris Baraloto (

Florida International University is Miami’s public research university and in less than five decades has become a Carnegie R1: Doctoral Universities-Highest Research Activity university.  FIU is focused on student success and research excellence, with nearly $200 million in annual research expenditures. The Next Horizon campaign is furthering FIU’s commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today FIU has two campuses and multiple centers including sites in Qingdao and Tianjin, China and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU, visit

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


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