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Assistant Professor - Aquatic/Wetland Plant Ecology

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The Department of Biology at Texas State University ( invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position specializing in the ecology of aquatic and/or wetland plants. The successful candidate will be expected to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses in the biology of aquatic and wetland plants and to develop an externally funded research program involving graduate students that complements the strengths of our 50-member faculty.

Required qualifications are an earned Ph.D. in the biological sciences or related field with a research emphasis and a record of peer-reviewed publications on the ecology of aquatic and/or wetland plants. Preferred qualifications include postdoctoral experience, a record of grant funding to support research, the ability to also teach a course in aquatic/wetland plant identification, and research experience in plant ecology that complements the strengths of the department. Salary and start-up package are negotiable. For full consideration, all application materials must be received by November 01, 2018.

Applicants should submit the following materials: 1. letter of application; 2. research statement; 3. statement of teaching philosophy that addresses teaching at a large public university with a diverse student body; 4. current CV; 5. pdfs of up to five relevant publications; and 6. contact information for five individuals willing to serve as references. Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered:

Questions regarding this position should be addressed to Dr. David E. Lemke, Department of Biology, Texas State University, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666, (512)-245-3364.

Texas State University is a doctoral-granting, student-centered institution dedicated to excellence and innovation in teaching, research, and service. The university strives to create new knowledge, to embrace a diversity of people and ideas, to foster cultural and economic development, and to prepare its graduates to participate fully and freely as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Texas State's 38,694 students choose from 97 bachelor’s, 92 master’s and 14 doctoral degree programs. Our students come from around the globe, and our student body is diverse. Fifty-two percent of Texas State students are ethnic minorities. Texas State ranks 14th in the nation for total bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanic students. As an Emerging Research University, Texas State offers opportunities for discovery and innovation to faculty and students.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, Texas State University prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.