Assistant Professor - Miami University in Oxford Ohio

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Miami University

Oxford, Ohio

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Job ID:  1934

The Department of Biology at Miami University, Oxford, OH, invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in Ethnobotany to start August 2016.

Biology has over 40 faculty with excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and research, and offers multiple bachelors, masters, and PhD degrees in biology, botany, and in the interdisciplinary programs of cell, molecular, and structural biology ( and ecology, evolution and environmental biology ( Research and teaching are supported by outstanding core facilities, including the Willard Sherman Turrell Herbarium, the Center for Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics, the Center for Advanced Microscopy and Imaging, the Ecology Research Center, and a Laboratory Animal Resources Center. Additional resources housed in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry include the Ohio Advanced EPR laboratory, an NMR/MS facility that includes several high field instruments, and a Center of Excellence for Structural Biology and Metabonomics. Miami is a top-ranked public university for its strong commitment to undergraduate education.


Teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, maintain an active research agenda and provide service to the institution.  Teaching may include introductory biology for majors or non-majors, economic or medical botany, biotechnology, or advanced plant biology courses in areas of expertise. 

Minimum Qualifications

Required qualifications include a PhD in biology, botany, or a related field. 

Preferred Qualifications

Strong candidates will have postdoctoral experience and a demonstrated commitment to developing an externally funded research program and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels; research expertise in medicinal, pharmacological, or nutritional properties of plants using molecular, physiological, phylogenetic, or ecological approaches. We are especially interested in candidates with research and teaching experience that complement our existing departmental strengths (

Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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  • Biology
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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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