Assistant Professor, Murray State University

The Department of Biological Sciences at Murray State University invites applicants for a tenure-track position to begin August 2018. The Department offers both undergraduate and graduate (M.S.) degrees in a broad range of disciplines (http://www.murraystate/edu/biology).
Teach introductory and upper-level courses in biology, including Botany, Field Botany and Systematic Botany. Conduct research, pursue external funding, and advise student research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Advise students toward careers in the ecological and evolutionary sciences and/or other fields in plant biology. Curation of the MSU Herbarium.

Ph.D. in Biology, Botany or closely related discipline with postdoctoral teaching or research experience.

Candidate must be able to teach courses in General Biology (majors and non-majors), Botany, Systematic Botany and other courses in their area of expertise. Candidates must demonstrate research potential in plant biology as evidenced by recent peer-reviewed publication and/or grants. Candidates must have ability to mentor undergraduate and master’s research students.

Preference will be given to candidates with excellent teaching skills including use of modern classroom technologies and herbarium or similar curatorial experience.