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The Department of Plant Biology at the University of Vermont invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the field of Plant Ecology to join a diverse group of scholars in the Department and University. Area of expertise is open, but preference will be given to candidates who employ innovative approaches to studying the evolution of ecosystem function over time and space. We are especially interested in attracting someone who integrates experimental approaches across levels from the molecular to the landscape.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a nationally recognized research program that attracts extramural funding and contribute effective classroom teaching. The position will include teaching of both graduate and undergraduate level courses. A Ph.D. is required, and postdoctoral experience expected.

Applicants should apply online at www.uvmjobs.com (posting number 0040970). A letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a statement of interests and vision regarding research and teaching should all be attached electronically to the online application. In addition, applicants should enter in the application names and email addresses for three individuals who will provide letters of reference.

Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. Applicants should address their potential to make these contributions in their cover letter.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2013. Questions may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Jane Molofsky (jane.molofsky@uvm.edu) or the Department Chair, Dr. David Barrington (david.barrington@uvm.edu).

The University of Vermont is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. The Department is committed to increasing faculty diversity and welcomes applications from women, veterans and underrepresented ethnic, racial and cultural groups and from people with disabilities.

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