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Endowed Chair Position in Plant Conservation Available

Posted Dec. 20, 2010

Herrick Endowed Chair in Plant Conservation Biology
Department of Biological Sciences
Kent State University

Kent State University seeks an internationally recognized biologist to fill the Herrick Endowed Chair in Plant Conservation Biology. The position is an Endowed and Chaired Professorship in the Department of Biological Sciences. The successful candidate will join a growing department with a rich academic history in this field and a mission to develop our expertise into the modern era of conservation biology. We view the successful candidate as providing not only leadership for this growth but also an established and distinguished record of research scholarship.

Kent State University provides an outstanding academic environment for the study of plant conservation biology. We especially seek applications from individuals who use the modern tools of biology and related disciplines to address questions in this field. Preference will be given to an individual whose interest and expertise are in, or associated with, plant conservation from a broad perspective including work in related areas that impacts on plant conservation, such as field botany, plant ecology, plant genetics, and the cellular and molecular biology of plants.

Candidates for the Herrick Endowed Chair should be senior level, mid–career scientists with an exceptional research and publication record, and with recognized potential for continued prominence in their field, evidenced by a substantive and sustained track record of extramural funding and international recognition for contributions in their area of expertise.

For a more detailed description of the position, please see the attached announcement. For more information about the Department of Biological Sciences, our facilities and resources, please see our homepage.

Inquiries, nominations, and expressions of interest are welcome. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled.

Interested candidates should submit application materials, including a curriculum vita, summary of qualifications and interest in the position, and contact information for at least three potential referees online, via email to or by mail to:

Chair, Herrick Search Committee
Department of Biological Sciences
Box 5190
Kent State University
Kent, Ohio 44242-0001
Tel: 330-672-2819
Fax: 330-672-3713

Kent State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of the University’s faculty.

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