The Department of Biology at Colorado State University requests applications for a Plant Biologist at the rank of Assistant Professor to enhance a growing group of plant scientists and join a department of diverse faculty whose research spans from the subcellular to ecosystem levels in both animal and plant systems.
We seek a creative and collaborative plant biologist who applies new technologies and/or integrative approaches to answer biological questions. We are broadly interested in applicants who use genetic, genomic, molecular, cellular, physiological, systems biology, and/or synthetic biology approaches to enhance knowledge about plant biology. Examples of potential research interests include studies of plant molecular genetics, plant synthetic biology, plant physiology, plant metabolism, plant development, plant functional traits, and plant interactions with biotic or abiotic environments.
This tenure-track position involves undergraduate and graduate teaching (approximately 45 percent), research involving undergraduates and graduate students (approximately 45 percent), and service/outreach (approximately 10 percent). The applicant will be expected to develop a strong extramurally funded and collaborative research program. Colorado State University provides a highly supportive environment with opportunities to interact with faculty in other colleges on campus and to participate in the Graduate Degree Program in Cell and Molecular Biology (https://cmb.colostate.edu/), the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology (https://ecology.colostate.edu), and other interdisciplinary programs. For more information about CSU in general and the Biology Department in particular, please visit the Biology Department website: https://www.biology.colostate.edu.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will develop an extramurally funded and innovative research program that interfaces with synthetic biologists, geneticists, molecular biologists, physiologists, evolutionary biologists, and/or ecologists within the department and across the CSU community. Teaching may include courses in plant physiology, plant development, cell biology, and/or other related courses. Candidates who can enhance the department’s commitment to diversity through research, teaching, and outreach are strongly encouraged to apply.
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