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Lecturer - Plant Biology

University of Vermont
Indian, ME
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Dec 1, 2022

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Lecturer - Plant Biology

The Department of Plant Biology at the University of Vermont (UVM) invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track Lecturer position starting in August 2023. The Plant Biology Department has an active teaching program with award-winning faculty and a vibrant undergraduate community. The department is home to the Pringle Herbarium, Proctor Maple Research Center, Field Naturalist Master's Program, and Ph.D. Graduate Program.

Teaching expectations are 4-6 courses per year; these will likely include introductory botany, general biology, and sophomore-level courses for majors, such as Plant Anatomy and Plant Systematics. We encourage creativity in our instructional faculty and the potential exists to design your own course for majors or non-majors. The right candidate could also teach a graduate field botany course for students in the Field Naturalist Program. Advising and mentoring undergraduate students, and service contributions to the Department and University are also expected.

UVM is an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to be accountable leaders in a diverse and changing world. We seek a new faculty member who can advance the values of Our Common Ground (i.e., openness, respect, responsibility, integrity, innovation, and justice) through their teaching and service. We are specifically searching for a colleague with demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and advising, as well as the potential to collaborate with other faculty in the department. Furthermore, we seek a colleague who shares our commitment to mentoring and supporting students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds and to developing more inclusive and equitable academic practices.

QUALIFICATIONS Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree with an emphasis on plant biology. We seek a dedicated and inspiring new faculty member whose teaching expertise focuses on plants at the organismal level. Successful applicants will have a demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion in their professional endeavors. The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

APPLICATIONS Interested candidates must apply online at; posting # F2452PO.The University of Vermont and the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences are keenly interested in diversifying its faculty and encourages applicants from candidates of diverse backgrounds. The college is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community through their teaching, service, and research, scholarship, or creative arts. We are an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to be accountable leaders in a diverse and changing world. Please upload a PDF file containing the following, separate elements: 1) A cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for this position; 2) A current curriculum vitae; 3) A teaching philosophy statement; 4) A statement on how you will contribute to advancing diversity and inclusive excellence at the University of Vermont; and 5) The names and email addresses of three references who can be contacted for letters of support before a candidate is advanced in the search process. All required materials must be submitted to receive consideration. After the initial review of applications, references may be contacted to submit their letters directly to the search committee chair. Review will begin on November 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. We anticipate a start date of August 2023. Salary will be set at a level appropriate to the successful applicant's qualifications and experience.

Inquiries about the position should be addressed to: Laura Hill, Ph.D.; Senior Lecturer in Plant Biology (Search Committee Chair)

UVM is in Burlington, Vermont, rated as one of the best small cities in America, which provides an environment rich in cultural and recreational activities for individuals and families. The greater Burlington area has a population of about 125,000 and enjoys a panoramic setting on the shores of Lake Champlain, between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondack Mountains of New York. The unique geographic location has a broad array of intact natural communities for study, and a unique agricultural enterprise incorporating small-scale, local-source approaches into its food system. The region is recognized internationally by the United Nations (UN) as both a Regional Center of Expertise in Education for Sustainable Development and as the Champlain-Adirondacks Biosphere Reserve.
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