Deadline:  November 15, 2016
Date Posted:  October 13, 2016
Type:  Tenured, tenure track
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Employment Type:  Full-time

SALARY: Depends on Qualifications
OPENING DATE: 10/11/16
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Priority consideration will be given to applications
received by November 15, 2016.
POSITION: Tenure Track, (Probationary*)
DATE OF APPOINTMENT: August 14, 2017
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Teaching:

    General Biology 2 (BIOL 106 lecture, lab and lab coordination).
    Flora of Minnesota (Plant Taxonomy/Systematics; BIOL 442/542).
    One course in area of expertise each year (see Additional Information).
    Additional courses depending on departmental need/approval.

Research:

    Develop a research program with grant writing and research projects
involving undergraduates and graduate students aimed at scholarly
publication of results.

Other:

    Continued professional development.
    Contribute to student growth through academic advising and mentoring
student research projects.
    Provide service to the University and Community through management of
the Radichel Herbarium (endowed) and maintain collection (see Additional
Information).  Other service includes but not limited to participation in
departmental and college committees as appropriate. 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    Doctorate or ABD in a biological science or related area with an
emphasis in plant biology. (ABD candidates will be considered, but must
complete the doctorate degree and have it conferred on an official
transcript to be received by Human Resources no later than August 14, 2017).
    Research focus in plant biology.
    Recent evidence of scholarly activity, as evidenced by peer reviewed
publications and presentations.
    Potential to direct a research program using contemporary methods.
    Strong oral, written, and presentation skills.
    Commitment to working with undergraduates and MS graduate students.
    Knowledge or experience in plant systematics.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    Teaching experience in college courses similar to those listed in the
responsibilities.
    Post-doctoral experience.
    Strong publication and external funding record for level of career
development.
    Compatibility of research with Minnesota State University, Mankato's
infrastructure.
    Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning
environment.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Possible courses in area of expertise include the following: Population
Ecology, Population Genetics and/or Molecular Genetics, Plant Evolutionary
Biology , Ecosystem Ecology, Plant Breeding, Plant Systematics and Taxonomy,
Biogeography, and related areas.

The faculty of the Department of Biological Sciences at MSU, Mankato is
committed to education and the use of research as an educational tool for
undergraduate students and MS thesis students. For more information about
the Radichel Herbarium, please see: http://cset.mnsu.edu/biology/herbarium
 
Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found
at: http://www.mnsu.edu/. Minnesota State University, Mankato has
approximately 15,000 students. The Department of Biological Sciences has
approximately 700 Biology majors and 50 Environmental Science majors. We
offer BS and MS degrees. The Biology Department has more than 20
tenure-track faculty.
 
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: To apply for this position, please continue the
process via this website or directly at:
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/mankato/default.cfm. A complete online
application will include the following attachments. Letters of
recommendation may be requested by the search committee during the
application process. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the
search committee.

    Cover Letter
    Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    Contact information for three (3) references
    A statement of research interests (limit 500 words)
    A statement of teaching philosophy (limit 500 words)
    Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Christopher T. Ruhland, PhD.
Professor, Biological Sciences
Minnesota State University, Mankato
242 Trafton Science South
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-2786
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711
Email: christopher.ruhl...@mnsu.edu

*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining
agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can be found at:
http://www.hr.mnscu.edu/contract_plans/index.html.
 
NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities
(MnSCU) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on
college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be
required to conform to MnSCU's vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor
Vehicle Records check.

Minnesota State University, Mankato has a long-standing commitment to
diversity and is actively seeking to nurture and enrich its underrepresented
communities. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities
are encouraged to apply. In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful
applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States.
Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application
and/or interview process should be made to the Office of Human Resources,
507-389-2015 (V), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY). This Vacancy Notice is
available in alternative format upon request. Minnesota State University,
Mankato is an affirmative action/equal opportunity University and is a
member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.

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