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Assistant/Associate Professor

Apply now Job no: 500994
Department: Biological Sciences - Hamilton Campus
Location: Hamilton, OH
Work type: Faculty
Categories: Teaching
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title:

Assistant/Associate Professor

Job Summary:

Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure track) in Biological Sciences and Conservatory Director to teach courses in plant diversity, evolution, and/or area of expertise at the Hamilton Campus, supervise staff and develop programming for The Conservatory, maintain an active research program and seek extramural funding, advise students, and provide service to the institution and profession which may include oversight of the Conservatory at the Miami Hamilton Campus. Position begins August, 2023.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Biology or closely related field by date of appointment. Appointment as Associate Professor requires an established record of teaching and research/scholarship.

Desired Qualifications:

Consideration may be given to candidates with postdoctoral experience and/or prior teaching experience at the college level; a plant biologist interested in teaching plant diversity and evolutionary biology for biology majors, while also teaching other courses within their area of expertise; have research interests that complement those of current faculty and that show potential for research collaborations with other Miami biologists; interested in developing The Conservatory at the Hamilton Campus as a facility for teaching, research and public outreach; experience working with a living plant collection and/or public outreach in biological diversity.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research plans that include evidence of research quality (the research and/or teaching statements should also address any experience working with a living plant collection and/or public outreach), statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, list of relevant courses taught, and a 1-page statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, public outreach, and/or service. Department will request letters of recommendation from references listed in application. Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Paul Harding at

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Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Screening of applications will begin January 23, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.


A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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