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Position: Assistant Professor - Plant Biologist

Grade Department Position type: Position Number
01 2KB – Department not found Full-time A99081

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Department Chair - D C Biology, the Assistant Professor - Plant Biologist will prepare and teach courses in one or more of the following emphases: plant ecology, ethnobotany, plant biogeography, restoration ecology, or ecophysiology in addition to introductory biology courses.

Essential Functions, Major Duties, and/or Accountabilities:
  • Prepare lectures, and laboratory sessions and instructional materials as necessary.
  • Conduct course sessions. Hold regular office hours. Interact with and advise students in and out of class.
  • Actively engage students in lectures, discussions and laboratories.
  • Grade student assignments and exams and post final grades to central database.  
  • Attend Department, College, and University Meetings.    
  • Serve on Department, College, and University Committees.  
  • Maintain currency in academic field(s) of expertise. 
  • Engage in professional development activities.   
  • Assist in program development and improvement. 
  • Engage in professional organizations and/or good citizenship in the community at large.
  • Foster and engage in collegial relations with the community. 
  • Grant-writing to support teaching, research, conference travel, and other activities strongly encouraged.  
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • Supervise teaching staff for courses in area(s) taught.

Special Requirements of the Position:
  • Must be able and willing to conduct field laboratories and natural history excursions.


Graduation from an accredited institution with a Ph.D. of Plant science or closely related field with emphasis in any of the areas listed above (plant ecology, restoration ecology, ecophysiology, plant biogeography, or ethnobotany). College/university level teaching experience preferred. 

  • Knowledge of instructional strategies and techniques.
  • Knowledge of curriculum development and program development and evaluation.
  • Ability to exercise effective interpersonal, problem solving, and decision-making skills.

This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the position.
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