Faculty Position in Plant Biology

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA, United States

Harvard University
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology


The Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, in partnership with the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in plant biology. We seek to appoint an individual whose scholarship will complement the research and teaching missions of the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology The area of scholarship within plant biology is open, and we especially encourage applications from those studying genomics, molecular genetics, developmental biology, whole plant physiology, ecophysiology, organismic biology, biomechanics, phylogenetics, evolution, ecosystems biology, ecology, community biology, and urban ecology It is hoped that the successful candidate will have a research program that can incorporate and leverage the extraordinary living collections of the Arnold Arboretum. The research laboratory will be situated in the recently opened 43,000 square foot state-of-the-art research facility in the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. Potential course offerings will be in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, but may also serve students in Earth and Planetary Sciences, Environmental Science and Public Policy, and Molecular and Cellular Biology. The successful candidate will be expected to have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. The Department and Arboretum have strong linkages to a number of allied institutions, including the Harvard Forest, Harvard University Herbaria, Harvard University Center for the Environment, and the Museum of Comparative Zoology.

Special instructions: Applications should include a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, 3-5 representative publications, and the names, institutional affiliations, and e-mail addresses of 3-5 references. Please submit these materials to http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/8469. Review of applications and nominations will begin November 15, 2018 and conclude when the position is filled. Letters of nomination from third parties are also welcome and should be sent by e-mail to William (Ned) Friedman at ned@oeb.harvard.edu.

Contact information: Further information about the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and the Arnold Arboretum are available at https://oeb.harvard.edu and https://www.arboretum.harvard.edu.

Contact email: Address questions about the position to Professor William (Ned) Friedman and about the application/nomination process to Christian Flynn in OEB at faculty_search@oeb.harvard.edu.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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