Molecular Genetics, Ohio State University

1221 8218
Position ID:OSU-MolGen-PDCB [#8218, HRA#507024]
Position Title: Assistant Professor - Plant Developmental and/or Cellular Biology
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Cell Biology
Plant Biology
Developmental Biology
Starting Date:2016/10/06
Appl Deadline:2017/03/01* finished (posted 2016/10/06, listed until 2017/03/01)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Description: The Department of Molecular Genetics in the College of Arts & Sciences at The Ohio State University ( invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek outstanding candidates using cutting edge techniques to investigate fundamental mechanisms in plant developmental and/or cell biology. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent, externally funded, and internationally recognized research program and teach courses in their area of expertise. The candidate will be eligible for membership in University Centers including the Center for Applied Plant Sciences ( The hire will join a departmental faculty who study fundamental biological questions using a wide variety of model organisms, and will become part of a strong campus-wide plant biology community.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD, postdoctoral research experience, and a record of creativity and excellence in research. Applicants must also demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. We are interested in individuals who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research and service. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

About Columbus: The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries. Columbus has consistently been rated as one of the Top U.S. cities for quality of life, and was selected as one of the Top 10 cities for African Americans to live, work, and play by Black Enterprise magazine. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at

Application Instructions: Apply to Academic Jobs Online. A complete application consist of: (1) a one-page cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a three-page statement of research accomplishments and future plans, and (4) a single-page summary of teaching interests and philosophy. The applicant must also arrange the submission of three letters of reference via Academic Jobs Online. Applications received prior to December 1, 2016 will receive priority consideration. Inquiries may be directed to Dameyon Shipley at

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
The Ohio State University
Department of Molecular Genetics
484 W. 12th Ave.
105 Biological Sciences Building
Columbus, OH 43210

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