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[Maize] Job Posting: Tenure Track Plant EvoDevo at University of Massachusetts

Elsbeth Walker via maize%40net.bio.net (by ewalker from bio.umass.edu)
Thu Sep 13 13:56:58 EST 2012

*University of Massachusetts Amherst *

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*Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position*

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*Plant Evolutionary Developmental Biology*


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The Biology Department (www.bio.umass.edu/biology) at the University of
Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant
Professor position in the area of the *Evolutionary Developmental Biology
of Plants* to start as soon as September 1, 2013.  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. 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 address below. Evaluation of
applications will begin on *October 5, 2012* and continue until the
position is filled.  Application materials may be sent via email to:*
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 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, nervous system development and function, functional
morphology, and evolution.  New faculty members will have the opportunity
to participate in strong graduate training programs in Plant Biology (
www.bio.umass.edu/plantbio), Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (
www.bio.umass.edu/oeb) and Molecular and Cellular Biology (
www.bio.umass.edu/mcb). The University is part of the 5 College Consortium (
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
apply. The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer. **Positions will be filled contingent upon University

Elsbeth L Walker
Director, Plant Biology Graduate Program
Professor of Biology
UMass, Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003
413 545-0861 (voice)
413 545-3243 (fax)

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