We’re hiring a Plant Evolutionary Biologist!


Department of Biology

Assistant Professorship

Tenure Track position

California State University, Northridge, seeks a Plant Evolutionary Biologist to become a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biology. Applicants’ research should address evolutionary questions in plant biology, with a preferable focus on molecular systematics. Applicants must have a Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience. Teaching will include Evolutionary Biology, Flowering Plants, and/or an upper division course developed by the applicant. The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous research program involving undergraduate and M.S. students, aggressively seek extramural funding, demonstrate teaching excellence, and provide effective instruction to students of diverse backgrounds in a multicultural setting.

The successful candidate is expected to establish a productive research lab, preferably involving research on plants in their natural habitat and to collaborate with others in the department using molecular tools, including next-generation sequencing technologies. The Department of Biology has a fully functional Molecular Core Facility with an in-house Illumina Sequencer. Faculty in the department’s Ecology and Evolution area have a strong commitment to teaching courses in field biology and to offering students research experiences testing evolutionary ideas. We seek applicants who share this vision and have a strong interest in field research/teaching.  The successful applicant will be expected to teach Evolutionary Biology (upper division majors course) and Flowering Plants (an upper division field and laboratory course), as well as specialty upper division majors and/or graduate level course(s) in their area of expertise.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.


• Develop a vigorous research program involving undergraduate and M.S. students and seek extramural research funds.

• Demonstrate teaching excellence in coursework at multiple levels.

• Participate in department, college, and university service.

Application Deadline:

Screening will begin on November 1, 2015. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline. However, the position will remain open until filled.Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter, (2) CV, (3) summary of research experience, (4) summary of teaching philosophy and experience, including how his/her teaching reaches a diverse student body, and (5) PDFs of three publications to: Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to plantevosearch@csun.edu. Although electronic applications are strongly encouraged, materials may also be sent to: Plant Evolutionary Biologist Search Committee, Department of Biology, California State University, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, California 91330-8303, USA.In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.

In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.

For more information and application procedure visit:


Screening application will begin on November 1, 2015.

California State University, Northridge is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity.

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