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 http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com.
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