Humboldt State University and the Department of Biological Sciences invites applicants for an academic year tenure-track faculty position specializing in Plant Systematics.
Humboldt State University is home to the largest undergraduate Botany program in the nation. Our Botany program prides itself in a strong tradition and focus on organismal biology, including taxonomy and systematics of different plant, fungal, and protistan groups.
The ideal candidate will seamlessly integrate a research program utilizing contemporary methods in plant systematics with teaching that emphasizes taxonomy and identification of vascular plants. The successful candidate will also demonstrate the ability to maintain, develop, and curate the HSU vascular plant herbarium, the largest of its kind in the California State University system. Professional Qualifications - the successful candidate must demonstrate the following:
- Expertise in plant taxonomy and systematics, including modern methodologies
- Strong field and lab plant identification skills
- Demonstrated commitment to curating herbarium collections
- Demonstrated ability to develop and teach labs based on living plant material
- Potential for effective teaching or teaching experience using a variety of pedagogies that promote an inclusive learning environment
- Potential to maintain an active research program with external support
- Record of, or potential for, involving undergraduate and graduate students in research and scholarly activities
- Commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds
- Ability to collaborate effectively with diverse students and colleagues in an interdisciplinary framework
- Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse student population
- Commitment to contribute to the departments’ mission to support minoritized students
- Interest and ability to teach a broad range of courses (major, general education, etc.)
Professional Duties: Candidates should be committed to inclusive teaching excellence, to building a strong research record, and to managing and developing the HSU Vascular Plant Herbarium. Instructional assignments may include: Plant Taxonomy, General Botany, and other courses in their area of expertise. The candidates may also participate in teaching our introduction to STEM professions course for freshmen. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students.
The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are in the areas of: (1) teaching; (2) research, scholarship, and creative activity; and (3) service to the University, profession, and community.
Additional responsibilities include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide communities, maintaining office hours, interacting effectively with colleagues, and participation in other traditional academic functions.
Email contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: Dec 1, 2019