Miami University — Assistant Professor of Biology – Agricultural Ecology

Biology: Tenure-track Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in Biology (tenure home) and the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability in Agricultural Ecology to begin August 2018 to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels, advise students, maintain an active, externally funded research program, and provide service to the institution. Teaching may include environmental biology or sustainability, food systems, and an advanced course in plant biology.

The position may also involve working with students on experiential learning projects as part of an emerging Institute for Food and a university farm that uses sustainable agricultural practices.

Required: Ph.D. in biology, plant biology, agriculture, ecology, environmental science, or a related field by date of appointment.

Consideration may be given to candidates who study sustainable agricultural practices with expertise in plant-soil relationships, plant-herbivore or plant-microbe interactions, or environmental plant physiology; those with postdoctoral experience; teaching experience; or developing an externally funded research program.

Submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of research plans and teaching philosophy to For inquiries about posting, contact David Gorchov at Screening of applications will begin November 27, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Biology ( has over 35 faculty with excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and research, and offers bachelors, masters, and PhD degrees in the biological sciences. The Institute for the Environment and Sustainability ( has core faculty and staff as well as faculty affiliates from over 10 departments and programs, and offers interdisciplinary undergraduate majors in environmental science, sustainability, energy, and food systems and food studies, as well as a professional Master of Environmental Science degree program. There are also two interdepartmental graduate degree programs, one in ecology, evolution and environmental biology (, and the other in cell, molecular, and structural biology ( The Institute for Food was initiated as a provost-funded, interdisciplinary innovation project which now has funding from USDA ( Research and teaching are supported by outstanding core facilities, including the Ecology Research Center, the Center for Aquatic and Watershed Sciences, the Willard Sherman Turrell Herbarium, the Center for Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics, and the Center for Advanced Microscopy and Imaging. Miami is a top-ranked public university for its commitment to excellence in both undergraduate and graduate education.

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