The Pennsylvania State University: Faculty Position in Plant Biology

The Biology Department at The Pennsylvania State University ( seeks candidates for an open-rank tenure-track faculty position in Plant Biology. Candidates using genetic, genomic, phenomic, molecular, cellular, or systems-biology approaches to study fundamental questions in Plant Biology are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate is expected to develop and maintain an internationally recognized research program in Plant Biology and contribute to the teaching mission of the University. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in a life-sciences related subject and have a strong record of prior research accomplishments. Candidates for the ranks of Associate Professor or Professor should additionally have well-established independent research programs and be widely recognized as leaders in their field.

Penn State has one of the top US graduate programs in the plant sciences, and a large, vibrant, and collaborative group of faculty in plant biology and the wider life sciences. Penn State’s flagship University Park campus is situated in a community consistently rated as among the most livable small cities in the US.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, CV, and a third document containing a statement of research interests and a statement of teaching philosophy. Candidates for the rank of Assistant Professor must also provide contact information for three professional references in the third document. Apply by submitting the requested three documents at for job #67177. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by November 7th will be ensured of full consideration.

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last updated 18-Oct-2016