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Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Integrative Plant Biology

Binghamton University
Binghamton, New York
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Closing date
Dec 27, 2022

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Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Integrative Plant Biology

The Department of Biological Sciences at Binghamton University (SUNY: State University of New York) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of Integrative Plant Biology. The ideal candidate will develop an original research program that addresses fundamental questions in plant biology with an emphasis on plant biotic interactions. The successful candidate could have areas of specialization that include: genetic and physiological mechanisms of symbiosis, factors influencing shifts between mutualistic, commensal, and parasitic relationships, the impact of microbial symbionts on plant responses to biotic and/or abiotic stress, and/or biochemical communication between plants and their symbionts.

Priority will be given to applicants whose research program complements and strengthens interactions between established departmental strengths in Genetic and Molecular Interactions, Global Change, and Infectious Disease Biology. 

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Biology or a related field and will join a diverse biology department with over 30 tenured/tenure-track and teaching faculty members. They will l be expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program that contributes to our designation as an R1 institution through the training and mentorship of MS and PhD and MS students, and will also contribute to the department's teaching mission by instructing both undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of expertise.

The University is committed to encouraging interdisciplinary collaborations on campus through initiatives and centers, including the Transdisciplinary Area of Excellence in Data Science and the Transdisciplinary Area of Excellence in Sustainable Communities. The E. W. Heier Research and Teaching Greenhouses provide both controlled-access research space dedicated to plant biology, as well as a public collection for teaching, outreach, and community engagement. In addition, the university's natural areas for teaching and research cover 600 acres of undeveloped land, including the Nature Preserve and an outdoor Ecological Research Facility.

The Department of Biological Sciences is committed to equity and inclusion and is actively working to increase diversity amongst its faculty. Members of groups historically underrepresented in biology and those from non-traditional backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Additionally, evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion through research, teaching, or service will be valued.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.  Applicants must have received a Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree by the anticipated start date (August 15, 2023). Applicants must submit a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, research statement, and diversity statement, along with the names of three references to

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character- shaped by outstanding academics, facilities, and community life - promotes extraordinary student success and faculty academic advancement. Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty, and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 17,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college students to international students. These classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration, and community service.

Additional information:

The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

As required by title IX and its implementing regulations, Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.

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