Developing Science Globally
Developing Science Globally

Professor Biology

Nominations and applications are invited for the position of Endowed Professorship in Botanical Studies to be filled by an outstanding scientist in an area of research that incorporates molecular and genomic approaches to the study of plant diversity, including phylogenetics and systematics. This tenure-track position was established to enhance the partnership between the University of Missouri – St. Louis and the Missouri Botanical Garden and the appointment may be made at either the associate or full professor rank. The endowed professor will have research associate status at the Missouri Botanical Garden. The professorship is one of 36 endowed professorships comprising the Des Lee Collaborative Vision.


The Des Lee Endowed Professor in Botanical Studies will be expected to pursue an active program of research in botanical studies and oversee a laboratory at the University that facilitates the training of students in molecular techniques. Areas of particular interest are plant systematics and evolution, biodiversity studies, population genetics, ecology and conservation. A Ph.D. in botanical studies or in a related area, and sufficient experience to be eligible to be hired at the level of professor, are required. In keeping with existing strengths in our program, research emphasis on tropical organisms, communities or floras is particularly welcome. The endowed professor will also be involved in teaching and community outreach. We seek a broadly interactive researcher who is interested in crossing disciplinary boundaries within science and from science to the larger community.


University of Missouri Saint Louis
City: St. Louis
Country: United States

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Apply for this Position

The application review process will begin October 15, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. The position will be available starting Fall 2014. Nominations and applications should be mailed electronically to Dr. Robert Marquis, Chair, Des Lee Botanical Studies Search Committee, at Application materials should be submitted as a single pdf file including: cover letter outlining qualifications and interests, curriculum vitae, statement of current and future research plans, statement of experience in community outreach, and names and contact information for three references from whom letters will be requested. Also include pdf copies of five representative publications.

Expected Start Date: 08/01/2014

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