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Doctor Assistant Professor at University of São Paulo-Brazil


Specific Area: Plant Biology

Major Areas: Botany

Institution: Department of Biology, Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences, and Letters at Ribeirão Preto (FFCLRP), University of São Paulo


The Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences, and Letters at Ribeirão Preto (FFCLRP), University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil, hereby announces the availability of a faculty position (position number 1241125, with a commitment to full-time service).

Prospective candidates must possess a Doctoral degree.


The application period will commence from December 18th, 2023, at 9 a.m., to February 15th, 2024, at 5 p.m. (GMT -3).

This opening is for the role of a Doctoral Assistant Professor [Lecturer], comparable to a ‘tenure-track’ position.

The department seeks a faculty member who will engage in the integrative topics outlined below and address significant questions in the field of Plant Anatomy.


Program of the announcement:

1. - The Plant Cell: characteristics and specializations.

2. - From Seed to Adult Plant: integration of primary and secondary growth, dynamics of meristems, and cellular differentiation in morphological and functional contexts.

3. - Plant Tissue Systems: origin, functions, and characteristics of constituent cells.

4. - Root and Stem: origin and development; comparative morphology and anatomy in vascular plants; diversity and specializations.

5. - Leaf: origin and development; comparative morphology and anatomy in vascular plants; diversity and specializations.

6. - Flowers: origin and development; morphology and anatomy, evolutionary aspects, and specializations.

7. - Fruit and Seed: origin and development; comparative morphology and anatomy; diversity and specializations.

8. - Sporogenesis, gametogenesis, fertilization, and embryogenesis.

9. - Primary and Secondary Vascular Tissues. Evolution of the vascular system.

10. - Research in plant anatomy using advanced techniques of imaging.

11. - Contributions of traditional knowledge to plant anatomy.


The successful applicant will be stationed at the Department of Biology, Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences, and Letters at Ribeirão Preto (FFCLRP), University of São Paulo (USP), located at Av. Bandeirantes 3900, 14040-901, Ribeirão Preto (São Paulo), Brazil. The selection process will be governed by the constitutional principles of Brazil, particularly the principle of impartiality, and in accordance with the Statute and General Regulations of the University of São Paulo, as well as the Internal Regulations of FFCLRP/USP.


The official announcement in Portuguese is available at https://uspdigital.usp.br/gr/admissao, where registration applications must be made during the abovementioned period.


Contact: Prof. Milton Groppo Jr. groppo@ffclrp.usp.br


Application deadline: 15 Februrary 2024

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