University of Arkansas — Assistant Professor, Plant Evolutionary Biology

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track faculty position in Plant Evolutionary Biology at the Assistant Professor level to start August 2023.

We seek candidates with a research focus on evolutionary aspects of plants, broadly defined. Candidates who compliment or expand on current departmental strengths in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology are encouraged to apply. Ph.D. in plant evolutionary biology or related fields and demonstrated research accomplishments are required. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Successful candidates are expected to establish an extramurally funded research program, teach two courses per year, with one being an undergraduate course in plant diversity and/or systematics.

The Department: The Department of Biological Sciences consists of 34 tenured or tenure-track faculty members conducting research and teaching in the areas of cell biology, ecology, evolutionary biology, genetics, genomics, and microbiology. The department has greenhouse facilities and is also home to the University of Arkansas Herbarium, one of the largest herbaria in the southeastern United States with >125,000 vascular plant specimens (https://fulbright.uark.edu/herbarium). Faculty also maintain and provide support for shared equipment and facilities including microscopy facilities, an isotope lab, and vehicles for field trips. More information about the department can be found at: https://fulbright.uark.edu/departments/biology/. There are additional opportunities for collaboration and graduate recruitment through the Cell and Molecular Biology program (http://cell.uark.edu), Statistics and Analytics program (http://grad.uark.edu/stan), and Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST; https://cast.uark.edu). The Arkansas High Performance Computing Center (AHPCC) provides state-of-the-art computing resources.

The University: The University of Arkansas has a large student body (>30,000 students), with doctoral fellowship opportunities supported by the $300 million Walton Foundation Endowment. The main campus in Fayetteville is near the historic city center and located in the heart of the beautiful and biologically diverse Ozark Mountains. Fayetteville is considered one of the country’s finest college towns, and northwest Arkansas is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. The region offers a multitude of outdoor recreational opportunities and cultural events.

For a complete position announcement and information regarding how to apply, visit https://tinyurl.com/3evzyxdr .

All applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, statement of diversity, equity and inclusion detailing the candidate’s track record and future plans for advancing DEI, and three email contacts for professional reference letters.

Specific inquiries may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Jeremy Beaulieu (jmbeauli@uark.edu). Completed applications received by December 20th will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.

The University of Arkansas is an Affirmative Action/EOE institution committed to achieving diversity in its faculty and staff. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, especially individuals who contribute to the diversity of our campus community. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital or parental status, national origin, pregnancy, protected veteran or military status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, skin color, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Successful candidates must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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