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Assistant Professor in Collections-Based Plant Evolutionary Biology/Plant Systematics

Position description:

The Department of Plant Biology at the University of Vermont (UVM) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Plant Evolutionary Biology/Plant Systematics with an emphasis on collections-based research. The Plant Biology department has an active research program that spans genes to ecosystems, and houses the Pringle Herbarium, New England’s third largest herbarium with a geographic focus on Vermont and the New World tropics. Our department is strongly committed to the success of junior faculty, and we envision a new colleague that shares our commitment to mentoring and supporting trainees from diverse backgrounds.

We seek applicants who will establish an innovative, interdisciplinary, inclusive, and nationally-recognized research program in Collections-Based Plant Biology/Plant Systematics that will complement existing strengths within the department and attract extramural funding. “Collections-based” refers broadly to any field that takes advantage of, or contributes to, the Pringle or other herbarium collections, including systematics, phylogenetics, ecophysiology, comparative genomics, etc. “Plants” here includes fungi, lichens, algae, and embryophytes.

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to our undergraduate and graduate programs through effective instruction in established and newly developed courses based on their expertise. The successful candidate will also serve as an academic advisor to undergraduate and graduate students and will be required to provide service to UVM and the wider academic community. UVM service will include participating in the running of the Pringle Herbarium. Applicants should apply online at posting # F2422PO.

Closing Date: Dec 31, 2022



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