POSITION: The School of Integrative Plant Science at Cornell University (http://sips.cals.cornell.edu ) invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Plant Biodiversity/Phylodiversity, with an emphasis on global-level studies. The successful candidate is expected to develop an internationally-recognized and well-funded research program that integrates knowledge obtained utilizing various experimental and computational approaches and/or collection based data to the study of plant biodiversity, including phylogenetics, molecular genetics, bioinformatics, and environmental niche modeling. Possible research areas include, but are not limited to, species- and clade-level response to environmental and biotic factors, especially in the context of global climate change; the role of climate/environment in the generation, maintenance, or degradation of plant biodiversity; the role of phylogenetic pattern in plant evolutionary response to the environment; and development of models or computational methodologies using distributional, genomic, or geologic metadata. An ability to leverage existing strengths at Cornell, including Cornell's extensive collections, and a willingness to engage in collaborations with Plant Science faculty is essential. The successful candidate will be involved in teaching undergraduate- and graduate-level courses. This position will be 60% research and 40% teaching
Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Biology, Plant Biology, Bioinformatics, or related disciplines. The candidate must be able to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural setting and create a collegial professional environment. Wellqualified applicants are expected to have a demonstrated record of publication excellence, and preferred qualifications include postdoctoral experience, ability to work with a team, and ability to communicate effectively with students, colleagues, and external stakeholders.
ANTICIPATED START DATE: August 2017.
ACADEMIC RANK AND SALARY: Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure track) with salary competitive with peer institutions and commensurate with background and experience.
APPLICATIONS: Electronically submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement, teaching statement, university transcripts, and copies of up to three publications via Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7552. In addition, applicants must arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted concurrently with the other application materials. Application review begins on November 30, 2016. Questions about the position can be addressed to the Search Committee Chair, Professor Kevin Nixon (firstname.lastname@example.org).
ABOUT CORNELL & ITHACA: The new faculty member will join a collaborative, interdisciplinary community on the main campus of Cornell University, in Ithaca, New York. The primary association would likely be with the Section of Plant Biology, part of Cornell's School of Integrative Plant Science (SIPS), a large internationally renowned group of academics with abundant interactions and joint projects. Members of the section also have abundant collaborations with colleagues in the life sciences and the Division of Nutritional Sciences. For more information about the position, SIPS, and the Section of Plant Biology, visit http://sips.cals.cornell.edu/.
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