Assistant Professor (Plant Developmental Biology)
School of Biological Sciences
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

The College of Science and the School of Biological Sciences at SIU Carbondale seek applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor specializing in developmental biology with expertise in the evolution of plant form. Departments and Schools of the College offer Ph.D., M.S., B.S. and B.A. degrees in various specializations.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a vigorous externally funded research program, mentor graduate and undergraduate researchers, and teach courses in plant diversity, anatomy and/or morphology. This position is responsive to societal needs for more expertise in plant biology, which can be met through research, education and training in plant developmental biology. This position will bridge the gap between theory and application in plant biology, with an anticipated research program competitive for funding through NSF, NIH, and USDA, etc.

Effective Date of Employment: August 16, 2020

Requirements: Applicants must have earned a doctorate in the Life Sciences or a closely related field, with preference for a specialty area related to the applications of plant developmental biology. Applicants must have significant research experience in the evolution of form and function, and be interested in solving emerging problems. Evidence of research excellence documented through publications and/or funding is required. The candidate must have the potential to develop a vibrant externally funded research program, and the ability to develop and instruct undergraduate and graduate courses. Postdoctoral research experience is preferred.

Application Deadline: October 18, 2019, or until filled.

Application Procedure: Applicants must submit: (1) a letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a brief statement of research plans (ca 5-7 pages), (4) a statement of teaching accomplishments, philosophy and interests, and (5) contact information for three references to:

awood@siu.edu (electronic submission of materials in PDF format is preferred)


Attn: Plant Biology Search Committee Chair
School of Biological Sciences
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Life Sciences II Room 420, Mail Code 6509
1125 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of 
individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its
ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to
serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed 
and encouraged and will receive consideration.