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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science
Department: Plant Biology Cns 10032114
Salary: 42778.00
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Faculty, Education/Training, Research/Scientific, Student Services/Student Affairs, Union

Position Summary

The position's primary responsibility is to teach an introductory plant biology course to non majors.  This position may also include some lab based courses as well as assisting the Chair and the Associate Chair with curriculum development of these courses.  Collaboration with students during classes, holding office hours for student assistance and providing education oversight to undergraduates is expected. This position will also supervise and train graduate students to provide teaching assistance in the classroom.  This is a 12 month position subject to annual review and with the possibility of reappointment contingent on funding.

Required Degree

Masters -Plant Biology, Horticulture, Ecology

Desired Degree

Doctorate -Plant Biology, Ecology, or related field

Minimum Requirements

Master's degree in Plant Biology or related field.

Desired Qualifications

A doctorate in plant biology is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will have undergraduate teaching experience in active-learning, student-centered classes. Research experience in lab based courses is desired.

Required Application Materials

Applicants should complete an application and submit a curriculum vitae with a cover letter outlining their teaching experience.  The review of applications will begin immediately and applications will considered for 30 days. 


Department Statement

The Department of Plant Biology strongly encourages applications from women, persons of color, ethnic minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities. To find out more about the Department, visit our website:

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