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Assistant Professor of Plant Science

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium with Amherst College, Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, and the University of Massachusetts, is accepting applications for an assistant professor of plant science in the School of Natural Science. Applicants pursuing research questions that bridge multiple scales in the plant sciences such as ecophysiology, forestry, agriculture, horticulture, and botany are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will show a clear promise for developing innovative undergraduate teaching and engaging students at all levels in research. Candidates will be expected to design and teach two courses per semester at both the introductory and advanced undergraduate levels. Active research and interest in mentoring students engaged in independent research projects are also expected. Faculty are encouraged to develop interdisciplinary teaching and research collaborations with colleagues both at Hampshire College and within the Five College consortium.

Hampshire College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity—in the curriculum, in people, and in the College's intellectual, social, and cultural endeavors. Hampshire recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities. We encourage applicants who will contribute to the College’s commitment to creating an inclusive and diverse academic community.

Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

Deadline for applications is November 1, 2016. A Ph.D. is required at time of appointment, July 1, 2017. Hampshire College offers a competitive salary and excellent benefit program. Applicants should submit the following: 1) letter of application; 2) curriculum vita; 3) teaching statement addressing demonstrated ability to instruct a diverse student body with descriptions of potential courses and undergraduate research topics; 4) statement describing what motivates you as a teacher and scholar; 5) research statement with your own research plans and ideas for interdisciplinary collaboration with other faculty; and 6) three professional references. All materials should be submitted via our website at:

Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity
and inclusion in education and employment.

posted: 21 July 2016     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.