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Assistant Professor of Biology

Sul Ross State University
Iron Mountain, CA
Closing date
Sep 20, 2023

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Science, Life Sciences
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Posting Details

Instructions to applicants

Submit letter of interest, curriculum vita, transcripts, contact information for three references, and three letters of recommendation (Dean Bonnie Warnock;

Job Title
Assistant Professor of Biology


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Commensurate with education and experience


Ph.D. in Plant Systematics or a closely related field, with training in modern DNA techniques; strongly prefer broad training in botany, with commitment to teaching an array of undergraduate and graduate courses, and interests in in field botany and taxonomy; ABD candidates will also be considered. ABD candidates will be hired as an instructor (tenure-track) until the terminal degree is received.

Qualified candidates will be considered for the Babe Turner Endowed Professorship, contact Dean Bonnie Warnock (, with questions.


Primary Responsibilities

Appointment Date: January or August 2023
The Department of Natural Sciences is part of the College of Agriculture, Life and Physical Sciences (ALPS).

Primary Responsibilities: Teach 12 semester credit hours per semester (usually three courses); course reduction for active research. Courses can include, but not be limited to, General Botany, Biology for Majors I and II, Plants and People, Plant Systematics, Field Botany, Plant Taxonomy, and other advanced courses.

Delivery of courses will be through face to face as well as distance delivery.

Establishment of an externally funded research program involving undergraduate and graduate students, as well as participation in professional development, and university and community service.

Responsible for personal safety and the safety of others; must exercise due caution and practice safe work habits at all times.

Position is Security Sensitive.

This is a nine-month tenure-track position.

Other Information

Other Information

The University offers an excellent benefits package to faculty members including: a free basic individual health care package, the option of a state retirement through Teachers Retirement System (TRS) or Optional Retirement Package (ORP), traditionally available summer teaching opportunities, small class sizes, and a small private liberal arts college environment rarely found in a state supported university.

The Department of Natural Sciences offers BS and MS degrees in Biology, Geology, and Natural Resource Management. The graduate programs enroll approximately thirty students, primarily thesis seeking. Although research is encouraged, excellence in classroom instruction is the first priority of the department.

Candidates must already be authorized to work in the U.S.

Texas Law requires a 60 day waiting period before new state employees are eligible to enroll in health insurance.

Texas Law requires a 60 day waiting period before new state employees are eligible to enroll in health insurance.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

It is the policy of Sul Ross State University to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons in accordance with their individual, job related qualifications and without consideration of race, creed, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status and ancestry. Equal employment opportunities shall be afforded in all personnel actions or decisions including, but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination and salary. Retaliation is prohibited against a person who opposes a discriminatory practice, files a charge, testifies, assists or participates in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Notice of Availability of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report

The Annual Security & Fire Safety Report is available online at

The report contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.

A paper copy of the report will be provided upon request. If you would like to receive a paper copy, you can contact the Office of Student Life, located on the Alpine Campus in the Morgan University Center, Room 211 or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling 432-837-8424 or emailing

About SRSU

Sul Ross State University Alpine Campus is in the Scenic Davis Mountains of West Texas, is a member of the Texas State University System, is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate, Bachelor's, and Master's degrees, and has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students of campus in Alpine, Texas. At an elevation of 4,480 feet, and on the periphery of the Chihuahuan Desert, Alpine enjoys mild winters and cool summers. Davis Mountains State Park, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Big Bend National Park, and Guadalupe Mountains National Park are all within one to three hours driving distance from Alpine.

The SRSU campuses in Del Rio, Eagle Pass, and Uvalde comprise Rio Grande College. RGC offers upper-level courses leading to bachelor's degrees as well as master's degree programs and works closely with its partner institution, Southwest Texas Junior College, to provide a seamless transition to RGC for their students. All RGC students hold an Associate degree from an accredited institution or they have completed 42 semester credit hours of transferrable work.

More information is available regarding Sul Ross State University and position openings See our website.

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