Assistant Professors in Marine and Plant Biology (closes 7/1/2019)

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Assistant Professors in Marine and Plant Biology (closes 7/1/2019)

The University of South Florida, established in 1956 and located in Tampa, is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. The USF System includes three separately accredited institutions: USF, USF St. Petersburg and USF Sarasota-Manatee. Serving more than 50,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.8 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF ranks in the top 30 nationally for research expenditures among public universities, according to the National Science Foundation. In 2018, the Florida Board of Governors designated USF as a Preeminent State Research University, placing USF in the most elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

The Department of Integrative Biology at the University of South Florida (USF), Tampa (www. seeks to fill two 9-month, full-time and tenure-earning, Assistant Professor positions, one in Plant Biology and one in Marine Biology. For the plant biology position, we are looking for candidates with a strong background in one or more of the following areas: climate change, population biology, modeling, plant ecophysiology, plant-animal interactions, plant-microbe interactions, ecosystem function, and evolution. For the marine biology position, we seek an individual with a contemporary research focus on any aspect of marine biology, and the full range of ecosystems and taxa, that complements and broadens our current faculty expertise.

Candidates are expected to establish a strong externally-funded research program and contribute to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level. A Ph.D. in a relevant field and appropriate post-doctoral training are required. USF is located in close proximity to diverse terrestrial and marine ecosystems. See for more information on the Department of Integrative Biology.

Salary is negotiable. To apply, please visit and submit a cover letter, a CV, a statement of current and future research directions up to five pages long, and a teaching statement, up to three pages long, describing teaching experience and approach, up to three pdfs of selected publications, and letters of recommendation from at least three references. Names and contact information of references should be listed within the application. Referees should email letters of recommendation directly to Brie Matier, We strongly encourage female and minority candidates to apply. The position is open until filled; review of applications will commence on November 23, 2018.

Conclusion of this search is subject to final budget approval. According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public. USF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution. For disability accommodations, contact Brie Matier at (813) 974 6210, a minimum of five working days in advance