Plant Ecologist - Eastern Michigan University
Thursday, October 06, 2016 08:05 AM

The Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track position in Plant Ecology at the level

of Assistant Professor, beginning September 2017. We seek individuals with a Ph.D., postdoctoral

research experience, and evidence of teaching excellence and research productivity. Successful

candidates should have a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and

be able to develop a productive research program involving undergraduate and Master's-level students.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach Ecology lecture, a writing-intensive laboratory

course, and an upper level course in plant biology. Preference will be given to candidates who seek to

understand the functional mechanisms underlying plant performance in the environment and who

complement the expertise of the department.

Eastern Michigan University, with an enrollment of 23,000 students, is located in Ypsilanti, adjacent to

Ann Arbor, in southeastern Michigan. The Biology Department ( is housed in

the new science complex, has 24 faculty members, and offers masters-level graduate programs in

Ecology, Evolution, Organismal Biology; Cellular and Molecular Biology; and General Biology. An

undergraduate program in Interdisciplinary Environmental Science & Society offers majors with a

concentration in Biology.

Please submit the following materials to 1) letter of interest; 2) curriculum vita;

3) statement of teaching interests and philosophy; 4) statement of research interests; and 5) up to three

current reprints. The emujobs site is limited in the number of files that can be uploaded so you will

need to combine some of these materials into one file. Please send three letters of reference to: Dr.

Marianne Laporte, Head, Department of Biology, 441 Mark Jefferson Science Complex, Ypsilanti, MI

48197; [email protected] Review of applications will begin October 28, 2016 and continue until

the successful candidate is hired. For additional information, contact Dr. Laporte at (734) 487-4242 or

by email.

Eastern Michigan University is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage women and members of

minority groups to consider this opportunity.