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Job No. 145325

  • Job Title:
  • Plant Biologist
  • Employer:
  • Saint Cloud State University
  • Location:
  • St. Cloud , MN
  • Posting Date:
  • 22-Nov-2021
  • Description:
  • Posting Details
    **This position is full time during Spring 2022 Semester only (equivalent to .50 FTE based on portion of the academic year)

    The Department of Biological Sciences at St. Cloud State University invites applications for a Fixed Term Non-Probationary position in Plant Biology at the rank of assistant professor. We seek a broadly-trained biologist, with an emphasis on botanical organisms. Of interest are individuals with expertise among the following fields that address current issues in plant biology: systematics, taxonomy, biogeography, invasive species identification and predictive modeling, genomics, and morphology. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses in areas of plant biology. We especially encourage applications from candidates in underrepresented groups in the biological sciences. To learn more about the College of Science and Engineering and the Department of Biology click on these links.

    The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain a professional goal to become an outstanding teacher-scholar through the use of research-based, best-practices pedagogy. They are expected to teach using both in-person and alternative delivery methods such as online and hybrid. They will regularly engage in ongoing professional development and innovation opportunities focused on pedagogical growth.

    The successful candidate will share St. Cloud State’s commitment to our mission, and in particular, the value we place in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as outlined in SCSU’s It’s Time strategic framework. Notably, we uphold the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion and engage in intentional actions to address systemic inequities throughout the university and surrounding environment. DEI values, practices, and strategies are embedded into the fabric of our institution and campus community, and they align with the priorities expressed in the Minnesota State system’s Equity 2030 initiative. SCSU expects all of its employees to help advance these practices and to contribute to the development of an anti-racist, inclusive community.

    Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization.

    Salary Minimum Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
    Salary Maximum Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
    Salary Type Annual
    Bargaining Unit/Plan 209, IFO
    Job Description
    The responsibilities of the faculty position include teaching Bachelors and Masters-level courses such as Ecology, an upper-division ecology-related elective (e.g., Community Ecology), Statistical Design (Biostatistics), General Zoology or Plant Biology, Graduate Seminar, and other courses dependent upon expertise (e.g., Aquatic Ecology, Entomology, Ornithology).
    Required Qualifications
    Ph.D. in Biology or related discipline
    Evidence of a research program involving plant biology
    Evidence of teaching experience
    Evidence of demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds

    Preferred Qualifications
    Demonstrated experience teaching courses listed including laboratories
    Post-doctoral experience
    Evidence of working with taxonomy, systematics, and biogeography of plants.
    Evidence of grants and peer-reviewed publications
    A research program that includes technological or quantitative components
    Experience mentoring students including underrepresented groups in STEM fields
    Other Requirements
    Founded in 1869, St. Cloud State is an award-winning regional public university and proud member of the Minnesota State Universities & Colleges system. The 100-acre campus is about an hour northwest of Minneapolis and St. Paul, along the oak-crowned west bank of the Mississippi River. St. Cloud State students prepare for life, work and citizenship by exploring the world around them and making it better. St. Cloud State employees value active and applied learning, community engagement, sustainability, and global and cultural understanding. These commitments complement more than 200 majors, minors and pre-professional programs, 60 graduate programs and 250 student clubs and organizations. St. Cloud State began as a normal school in 1869 and became St. Cloud State Teachers College in 1921. Bachelor’s degrees were first offered in 1925. Master’s degrees debuted in 1957. In 1975, the institution became St. Cloud State University. In recent years, the University added applied doctoral programs in Higher Education Administration and Educational Administration and Leadership. A diverse mix of students from Midwestern towns and U.S. metropolitan areas are learning alongside more than 1,000 international students from about 80 nations.

    Additional information on St. Cloud State University can be found here :

    Why Work For Us
    Help people achieve their educational dreams. We are looking for diverse people with passion, who are engaged, serious in the work of helping those who strive and desire a college education to achieve their goals.
  •  Contact information:
  • Saint Cloud State University
  • St. Cloud, MN 56301
  • United States
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