Position Announcement

Snow, Neil Neil.Snow at UNCO.EDU
Tue Sep 24 17:42:44 CDT 2002

Tenure Track Position: Plant Ecophysiology
University of Northern Colorado
Department of Biological Sciences (www.unco.edu/biology)

The University of Northern Colorado seeks an outstanding scholar for a tenure track position in botany.  The position will be filled at the assistant professor rank.

Qualifications and Experience: The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate from an accredited institution.  Training and experience in plant physiological ecology or ecological physiology are desirable.  Candidate must demonstrate accomplishments in or potential for high-quality teaching, excellence in research and successful grant writing, and have a record of scholarly publication commensurate with prior experience and activities.  Interest in research on the teaching and learning of biology is desirable to support the doctoral program in biological education. 

Position Description:  This is a full-time, tenure-track position.  The successful candidate will participate in teaching and coordinating laboratory instruction in a lower-division survey course, teach or team-teach courses in botany and related areas, and teach a graduate course in the candidate's area of expertise.  The successful candidate must present potential for or evidence of outstanding teaching and scholarship commensurate with their years of experience, the potential or ability to secure external funding to support their scholarly activities, and the potential or ability to direct graduate students doing research in plant physiological ecology or related areas.  The successful candidate will direct doctoral students and master's students in biology and advise undergraduates. Teaching also may include responsibilities for off-campus state-funded programs and/or partner schools activities.

Contact and Application Deadline: Send complete application packets to: Dr. Warren Buss, Chair, Botany Search Committee, Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO 80639.  A complete application includes: a vitae, selected publications, names and addresses (including phone and e-mail) of at least 3-5 references, transcripts, and statements of teaching philosophy and research interests.   Review of application materials will begin November 1, 2002 and continue until the position is filled.  For additional information contact Dr. Curt M. Peterson, (970) 351-2923, curt.peterson at unco.edu <mailto:curt.peterson at unco.edu>.

Federal regulations require that all documents submitted by applicants be retained by the University for a period of one year after candidate selection has occurred.  Materials submitted with the original application package will not be returned or copied for Applicants.

Location and Environment:  The University of Northern Colorado is a Research Intensive Institution enrolling 10,670 graduate and undergraduate students.  The University, founded in 1889, is located in the City of Greeley, which has a growing population of 76,000.  Greeley is an hour north of Denver and 50 miles east of Rocky Mountain National Park.  Further information about UNC and Greeley is available at http://www.unco.edu.

This position is contingent on funding from the Colorado State Legislature, approval by the Board of Trustees, and subject to the policies and regulations of the University of Northern Colorado.  

UNC is an AAEO employer and is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.  The Employee Relations Office is located in Carter Hall 2011.

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