Forwarded From: Ruth Bastow <ruth from garnetcommunity.org.uk>
Plant Evolutionary Developmental Biology - Assistant Professor Position
The Biology Department
(www.bio.umass.edu/biology<http://www.bio.umass.edu/biology>) at the
University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track
Assistant Professor positions to start as soon as September 1, 2013 in the
area of Evolutionary Developmental Biology of Plants. We seek individuals
with outstanding research, a strong commitment to teaching, and the
potential to develop and maintain an extramurally funded research program.
The Biology Department provides an interactive and broad research
environment, with faculty research spanning all levels of biological
organization. Especially strong research clusters focus on plant biology,
cell biology, functional morphology, and evolution.
New faculty members will have the opportunity to participate in strong
graduate training programs in Neuroscience and Behavior
(www.umass.edu/neuro<http://www.umass.edu/neuro>), Plant Biology
and Evolutionary Biology
(www.bio.umass.edu/oeb<http://www.bio.umass.edu/oeb>) and Molecular and
Cellular Biology (www.bio.umass.edu/mcb<http://www.bio.umass.edu/mcb>).
A Ph.D. in Biology or a related field and postdoctoral experience are
required. Application materials should include a curriculum vita, research
plan, and teaching statement. Applicants should also have three reference
letters sent to the addresses below. Evaluation of applications for the
positions will begin on October 5, 2012 and continue until the position is
We seek individuals with a strong record of research at the interface
between developmental and evolutionary biology. Applications are welcome
from candidates pursuing questions at any phylogenetic level, from the
origins and mechanisms of evolutionary novelty to the significance of
phenotypic variation in any group of plants. UMass is home to a live plant
diversity collection containing nearly 700 genera from more than 225
families that can be used for teaching and research.
Application materials may be sent via email to:
PlantEvoDevoSearch from bio.umass.edu<mailto:PlantEvoDevoSearch from bio.umass.edu>.
If needed, paper applications can be sent to: PlantEvoDevo Search # R44071,
Biology Department, Attn: Zoe Crowley, 611 North Pleasant Street, University
of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003.
The University is part of the 5 College Consortium
(www.fivecolleges.edu<http://www.fivecolleges.edu/>) in the beautiful
Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts, just 2 hours from Boston and 3
hours from New York City.
The University provides an intellectual environment committed to providing
academic excellence and diversity including mentoring programs for faculty.
The College of Natural Sciences and the Department of Biology are committed
to increasing the diversity of the faculty, student body, and the
curriculum. We strongly encourage women and members of minority groups to