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Faculty Tenure Track-9 Mo

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Work Type: Faculty
Location: Kent Campus
Category: Full-time
Home Org/Dept: Biological Sciences - Kent Campus [100093]

Job Title:

 Faculty Tenure Track-9 Mo

Physical Location:

 Kent Campus - Kent, OH



Basic Function:

The Department of Biological Sciences at Kent State University seeks a full-time, tenure-track faculty member, open rank, who addresses questions in ecology and evolutionary biology using “-omics” or informatics approaches (i.e., genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics).

Examples of Duties:

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following: 

The faculty member will expand the department’s current research strengths in plant population biology, microbial ecology, community ecology, and biogeochemistry ( with opportunities to complement research in biomedical sciences and other focal areas of our department.  

The successful applicant will be able to contribute to and benefit from Kent State’s Environmental Science and Design Research Initiative (ESDRI), which includes recent hires in Geology, Geography, and Biological Sciences. ESDRI represents a university-wide investment in research and innovation within the geological, biological, human, and social systems that promote well being, sustain diversity of life on Earth, and impact environmental quality.  ESDRI participants include faculty from nine colleges, providing excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration.

Minimum Qualifications:

Successful candidates will hold a Ph.D. in ecology/ evolutionary biology or related field with postdoctoral experience. Faculty are expected to establish an independent externally funded research program, demonstrate teaching excellence, and participate in graduate training. Candidates at the Associate Professor or Professor rank are expected to have current extramural funding and a strong funding history.


Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments 

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:

Light work-Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to communicate with others. Incumbent may be required to travel from building to building frequently and off campus occasionally.

Special Instructions Summary:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a statement of research interests, and a statement of teaching interests and philosophy. Names and contact information for at least three professional references should also be provided. Review of applications will start November 1st, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment is expected to begin in Fall 2019.  Applications or inquiries relating to this position may be emailed to

Additional Information:

Must pass a security check.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities. 


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