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Tenure-track Botanist

Assistant Professor position

The College of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota announces a tenure-track botanist position at the assistant professor level in the Department of Plant Biology. We welcome applicants working in any area of botany with a focus on organismal biology and botanical diversity. We seek outstanding candidates who employ innovative comparative approaches to gain insight on the evolution, ecology, systematics, biogeography, genetics, physiology, development, or biochemistry of plants. Competitive applicants will have the skills required to establish successful research programs that integrate different approaches including but not limited to herbarium collections, field exploration, experimentation, phylogenetics, modeling, and/or computation.  

Interested in joining the CBS faculty?

Visit the online job posting for detailed information and to apply. Review of applications by the search committee will begin on November 30, 2015.

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How To Apply

Questions about the application process may be directed to Michael Ouverson ( Questions about positions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, George Weiblen (

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please visit our online job posting, and read the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume. Additional documents, including Statements of Research and Teaching, should either be attached after submitting the online application via the “My Activities” tab and uploading documents there, or by emailing them directly to Michael Ouverson at

Materials Required

  • Letter of application/intent
  • CV
  • Names/Contact Information for three professional references (letters of recommendation will be requested after the pool has been evaluated)
  • Statements of Research and Teaching (maximum of three pages each)

Please upload these documents via the “My Activities” tab after submitting your online application, or by emailing them directly to Michael Ouverson at

Applications will be reviewed starting November 30, 2015.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The University supports the work-life balance of its faculty and especially encourages applications from women and members of under-represented groups.