University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Tenure Track Assistant Professor Plant and Microbial Biology

College of Biological Sciences

About the Job

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.

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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.

Our Commitment Diversity

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.

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Last updated: 2022-10-30