Assistant Professor of Plant Structure and Evolution - Ohio Univ

The Department of Environmental and Plant Biology at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio seeks an individual for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position beginning August 16, 2019. 
The Department of Environmental and Plant Biology ( consists of 13 full-time faculty, 22 graduate students, and 90 undergraduate majors. Further information about Ohio University can be found at the University’s Web site:
Duties of this position include teaching, research, advising and mentoring students, and service to the department and/or university. Primary teaching responsibilities will be three courses per year and include introductory undergraduate-level courses in plant biology (majors and non-majors) and upper-level undergraduate/graduate courses, including Plant Anatomy and Morphology and Plant Evolution. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an outstanding externally-funded research program in plant structure and evolution at the organismal level. 
We are looking for individuals who are committed to undergraduate teaching and developing a research program that includes Ph.D., M.S. and undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds. Consideration given to applicants with a background and interest in plant anatomy, morphology, and evolution; and those with backgrounds in comparative and/or developmental approaches, coupled with expertise in one or more of the following: Omics technologies, phylogenetics, and developmental genetics. Candidates with teaching experience as an instructor of record for lecture/lab course(s) are encouraged to apply.
Minimum Qualifications: PhD in plant biology, morphology, anatomy, evolution, or a related field and 1 or more years of post-doctoral work prior to the start date of the appointment. 
Excellent benefits package includes comprehensive health benefits, retirement contributions, paid time off, and 100% instructional fee tuition waiver for employees and eligible dependents. Ohio University also extends benefits to same-sex and opposite-sex domestic partners.
We seek a candidate with a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Women and other minorities are encouraged to apply. Ohio University is an EEO/AA Employer.
To apply, complete and submit an online application ( and attach required documents (CV, cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests/goals, 2-3 publications representative of your research, unofficial transcripts for graduate work, contact information for 3 references, and recommendation letters submitted directly by your 3 references).
Please direct questions to Dr. Allan M. Showalter (, Department Chair. For full consideration, apply by November 4, 2018.