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Assistant Professor

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID352245

LocationTwin Cities

Job FamilyAcademic

Full/Part TimeFull-Time


Job Code9403

Employee ClassInstr Fac/TC and Coord Cmp

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Tenure Department: Plant and Microbial Biology

Appointment Term: 9 month

Job Summary:
The College of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota is recruiting a tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology. We seek creative and collaborative candidates in the broad area of Plant Biology and are particularly interested in candidates who integrate perspectives from physiology, genomics, biochemistry, or molecular, cellular, or developmental biology. The College is committed to diversifying our community and supporting students from all backgrounds. Accordingly, successful candidates will have a track record of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we strongly encourage applications from those belonging to historically underrepresented groups and marginalized communities.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong, extramurally funded research program, teach effectively in the areas of genetics, plant physiology, or botany, mentor undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral researchers and participate in professional service.


We seek applicants with the following qualifications

- PhD (or foreign equivalent) in Plant Biology, Biological Sciences, Molecular Biology, Developmental Biology, or related discipline.
- Strong publication record in disciplines related to the position.
- Significant postdoctoral research experience and evidence of potential to initiate and sustain extramurally funded research.
- Track record of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion for historically underrepresented groups and marginalized communities in the areas of research, teaching, and service.
- Commitment to excellence in teaching. Experience or evidence of potential to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

About the Department

Faculty positions at University of Minnesota provide opportunities for collaboration between researchers in all disciplines, and involvement in several excellent graduate programs. The Department of Plant and Microbial Biology comprises a diverse and integrative group of scientists studying genetics, cell biology, biochemistry, physiology, ecology, evolution, and systems biology. The larger University community provides exceptional opportunities to develop strengths in research, teaching, and community outreach. Affiliated research and outreach facilities include the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, the Center for Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics, the BioTechnology Institute, the Center for Precision Plant Genomics, the University of Minnesota Genomics Center, the University Imaging Center, the University of Minnesota Herbarium of the J. F. Bell Museum of Natural History, the College of Biological Sciences Conservatory, the Lake Itasca Biological Station, and the Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve. The campus is located in the heart of the Minneapolis-St Paul metropolitan area, which is rich in cultural and natural attractions.


Working at the UniversityAt the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no costPlease visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

    How To Apply

    Materials Required:
    - Cover letter
    - Curriculum Vitae
    - Statement of Research describing current and future research interests (maximum of three pages).
    - Statement of contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (maximum of two pages).
    - Statement of Teaching philosophy, accomplishments, and goals (maximum of one page).
    - Names/contact information for three professional references (letters of recommendation will be requested after the applicant pool has been evaluated).

    Review of applications will begin 12/1/2022.


    The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu. The College of Biological Sciences and the University of Minnesota
    In order to achieve inclusion for all students, faculty and staff, the College of Biological Sciences is committed to the foundational scientific practice of examining assumptions and biases. The College of Biological Sciences community believes that a self-aware science community, active institutional efforts, and individual advocacy will help remove barriers for the success of all community members across differences, including race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, geography, and socioeconomic status or background.

    Employment Requirements

    Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

    Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit: https://safe-campus.umn.edu/return-campus/get-the-vax

    About the U of M

    The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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