Assistant Professor of Plant Biology
University of Maryland
United States

Assistant Professor of Plant Biology

Posting Details

Position Number: 129406
Title: Assistant Professor
Functional Title: Assistant Professor-Abiotic Stress Plant Biologist
Category Status: 02-Faculty Non-Tenured, On Track
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 100
Unit: AGNR-Plant Science & Landscape Architecture
Campus/College Information:
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. A new metro train line connects the campus to the Capital Mall. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies (USDA Beltsville, FDA, APHIS, NIH, NSF, and NOAA among others), and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.
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Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture at the University of Maryland in College Park is seeking to fill two tenure track faculty positions associated with how biotic and abiotic stresses associated with climate change impact plant growth and development and plant competition in plant communities. The first position (this position, 129406) is focused on investigating the molecular, genetic, ecological, and/or cellular responses to abiotic stresses associated with a changing climate and the translation of research results to ameliorate stress effects on plant growth in agricultural systems and/or land- or aquatic-based plant communities. The second position is focused on the impact of biotic and abiotic stressors associated with climate change on native and invasive plant competitiveness in plant communities, and molecular and genetic, and cultural approaches to control invasive species proliferation.
 
The Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture at the University of Maryland – College Park invites applications for Assistant Professor (tenure-track) from outstanding early-career scientists studying plant abiotic stress. Applicants investigating the molecular, genetic, ecological, and/or cellular responses to abiotic stresses associated with a changing climate and the translation of research results to ameliorate stress effects on plant growth in agricultural systems and/or land- or aquatic-based plant communities are invited to apply. The successful candidate is expected to build a cutting-edge, externally funded research program. Candidates interested in fundamental research that can inform and guide strategies to ameliorate the effects of abiotic stress on plant productivity are encouraged to apply. In addition to research activities, the appointed candidate will participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching; teaching one undergraduate course in environmental physiology is expected. Applicants must have a doctorate degree in a relevant area, an outstanding publication record commensurate with their experience, and a commitment to excellence in teaching.
Benefits Summary Top Benefits and Perks:

 

Faculty Benefits Summary

Minimum Qualifications:
Education:
  • Applicants must have a doctorate degree in a relevant area, an outstanding publication record commensurate with their experience, postdoctoral experience, and a commitment to teaching excellence.
Preferences:
Preferences:
  • Commitment to the land-grant mission of teaching, research, and outreach.
  • Commitment to fostering a diverse adn inclusive scientific community.
Additional Certifications:
 
 
Additional Information:
Additional Duties:
Faculty members are expected to serve the professional community through review of publications and participation on competitive grant panels, in national and international professional meetings, and other activities. It is also expected that this individual will participate in other duties and committees as required by the department, college, and university; and interact with organizations representing their clientele groups in the state and region.

Application Materials:
All candidates must apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu. Applications should consist of a single PDF file containing:
    • Cover Letter highlighting relevant experience
    • Curriculum Vitae,
    • Summary of Research Plans (maximum two pages),
    • Teaching Philosophy Statement (one page; and student evaluations are appreciated), and
    • Contact information for five or more references.

 

Note email address of 3 professional references will be required as part of the application process.
Position is Open Until Filled. For best consideration, apply by June 1, 2024. Questions may be sent to Dr. Gary Coleman, Faculty Search Chair at gcoleman@umd.edu
Posting Date: 05/07/2024
Closing Date:  
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 06/01/2024
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Diversity Statement:
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

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  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research (examples: research statement, research programs)
  4. Teaching (examples: teaching philosophy, student evaluations)
  5. List of References (no emails sent from system)
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