University of Minnesota: Professor and Director of the Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories

The College of Biological Sciences (CBS) at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities invites applications for the position of Professor and Director of the Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories. We seek an outstanding scientist with a national reputation to lead research, education, and public interaction at Itasca. In addition to research and teaching, this position includes administrative responsibilities. The director provides leadership for research at Itasca, and for improving station facilities. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. or equivalent, a strong record of publication, externally funded research, experience mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate students, excellence in teaching, and be qualified for appointment at the level of full professor in a CBS department.

Established in 1909, the Itasca Station is located at Lake Itasca, the headwaters of the Mississippi River, 220 miles northwest of the Twin Cities. The station is located within Itasca State Park, Minnesota’s longest-established state park. Facilities include laboratories, classrooms, a computer lab, cabins, a dining hall, a new campus center with an auditorium and offices, docks on Lake Itasca, and an athletic field. The director resides at the Itasca station during the summer, coordinates field biology summer courses at the station, and contributes to community engagement activities.

Learn more about this position at the college’s faculty hiring website:

Full consideration will be given to applications submitted by February 1, 2017.

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last updated 28-Dec-2016