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Assistant Professor of Biology

College of Charleston Department of Biology
Charleston, South Carolina (US)
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Dec 20, 2021

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The Department of Biology at the College of Charleston invites applications for a tenure-track position in Plant Biology at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2022. We encourage applications from a variety of (dis)abilities, cultural, ethnic, race, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, veteran status, color, religious, socio-economic, sexual orientation and belief backgrounds. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in plant biology or a related field and a strong commitment to teaching and maintaining an active research program involving undergraduate and possibly master’s students. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching and post-doctoral experience, and a strong publication record. We seek a scholar who will complement strengths of existing faculty, and whose area of research can include but is not limited to: biodiversity, global change, species interactions including fungal relationships, and biogeography. Primary teaching responsibilities may include: plant taxonomy, botany, other graduate and/or undergraduate courses in an area of expertise, introductory biology, and/or sophomore-level biodiversity and conservation biology. A typical semester load would normally include 9 contact hours, where laboratories count as 3 contact hours. The College of Charleston, located in Charleston, SC, is a public liberal arts and sciences institution of 11,000 students, with MS programs in Marine Biology and Environmental Studies, and a commitment to excellence in teaching and research. Satellite facilities include the 850+ acre Stono Preserve located 18 miles west of Charleston, SC and the Grice Marine Laboratory which is close to the downtown campus. There are numerous nearby natural areas including Francis Marion National Forest, protected areas, barrier islands, and there are ample opportunities to collaborate with researchers at neighboring research institutions including: the Citadel, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, USC, Clemson Coastal Research and Education Center, and USDA Vegetable lab. Information about the department is available at Applicants should submit electronic (pdf) copies of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, up to three relevant publications, and names and contact information for three colleagues capable of providing a recommendation to We encourage applicants to highlight their mentorship of under-represented groups in their cover letter and teaching statement. Questions regarding this position can be directed to Dan McGlinn, search committee chair, at This is a nine-month appointment; salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

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