Assistant Professor (X2)

Kent State University
Kent, Ohio
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Two Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology The Department of Biological Sciences at Kent State University is seeking applicants to fill two full-time (9 month), tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek individuals with expertise in evolutionary biology and/or ecology, with particular focus in plant biology (999525) or microbiology (999273). For both positions, the successful applicants will be expected to establish an extramurally funded research program, engage in collaborative research, and contribute to the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) program by mentoring undergraduate students and directing graduate theses and dissertations. In addition to research and mentoring, we are seeking faculty to engage in teaching an introductory plant biology course (position #999525) and general microbiology (position #999273), as well as graduate-level EEB courses. Required qualifications include a PhD, a record of publications in peer-reviewed journals, the ability to envision and articulate an independent research program, evidence of effective teaching and/or mentoring, and a commitment to diversity. Salary and startup funds are competitive and commensurate with academic qualifications and prior experience. When applying, candidates will select which of the two positions they wish to be considered for. If a candidate wishes to be considered for both positions, they should specify this within the cover letter and will need to upload their application materials to both open positions.
Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter describing their interest in the position, (2) their curriculum vitae, (3) a two-page statement of research interests and vision, (4) a two-page statement on approaches to teaching and mentoring students, (5) a one-page statement describing the candidate’s vision to support the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion as a faculty member, and (6) the names and contact information for three references. The review of applications will begin on November 21, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is Fall 2023. To apply visit and search for positions 999525 (plant biology) and 999273 (microbiology). Questions about this position can be directed to the search committee at
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