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University Faculty Plant Population Genetics

Weber State University
Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Oct 31, 2023

University Faculty Plant Population Genetics

Requisition Number: F00375P:

Job Description:
The Department of Botany and Plant Ecology at Weber State University invites applications for a tenure-track position, with the appointment to begin in July 2024. We seek a person who can teach lower and upper division Botany courses and is broadly trained in plant population genetics with research specialties that may include conservation genetics, molecular genetics, community genetics, or phylogeography.

Job Duties:
The successful candidate will be appointed at the Assistant Professor level and will be expected to:
  • teach upper division courses in plant genetics and within their specialty,
  • teach foundational lower division botany courses as department needs require,
  • establish an active and sustained research program that includes mentoring undergraduate students,
  • attempt to secure external funding in support of teaching or research,
  • develop collaborations with colleagues in Botany and Plant Ecology and in other departments at Weber State University.

Required Qualifications:
Minimum Requirements include:
  • A Ph.D. in plant population genetics or a related field. Candidates who expect to complete a Ph.D. by the end of the Spring 2024 semester will also be considered.
  • Ability to teach plant genetics and foundational botany courses
  • Evidence of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level

Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred qualifications include:
  • Experience or interest in teaching plant genetic and foundational botany classes
  • Experience in successful grantsmanship
  • Evidence of successful undergraduate mentorship
  • Experience or interest in using innovative, high-impact teaching strategies
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in STEM and higher education
  • Postdoctoral position or other relevant experience

Background Check? Yes

Benefits Summary:
WSU offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, retirement, a wellness program with release time and paid incentives, tuition benefits, free tickets to athletic and performing arts events, and paid holidays.

Full/Part Time: Full Time
Open Date: 10/09/2023
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Notes to Applicants:
If you are passionate about what you could offer and accomplish here at WSU, we would love to hear from you. The position comes with a generous benefit package.

To apply, please complete the online application and attach:
  • Cover letter
  • Statement of teaching philosophy, which includes a discussion on effective methods to achieve student success at an open-enrollment dual-mission institution
  • Statement of research plans, which includes a discussion on the involvement of undergraduate students in research
  • CV
  • Unofficial transcripts

In addition, three letters of reference that address the candidate’s qualifications must be submitted by the authors through the application system. Candidates will designate references when applying and the application system will email the references requesting the letters.

Applications received by December 15, 2023 will receive highest priority, and the review of applicants will proceed immediately thereafter. Screening will continue until the position is filled.

A criminal background check is required as a condition of employment.

Any questions can be directed to

Start date: July 1, 2024

Additional information about employment, benefits, and salaries at WSU is available at

The College of Science ( is housed in the Tracy Hall Science Center, a state-of-the-art facility that opened in Fall 2016. The college includes seven departments and the interdisciplinary Environmental Science program. Across campus, there is an emphasis on undergraduate research (, sustainability (, community-engaged learning (, and equity, diversity, and inclusion (, and the College of Science is a leader in these areas. The Department houses multiple modern research laboratories, five growth chambers for research and teaching, an active greenhouse, and diverse collections in the Mary Carver Hall Herbarium, and the interdisciplinary nature of the College of Science allows for access to even more resources.

Ogden is a beautiful city with a rich culture and history. In 2019, Forbes rated Ogden as one of top ten cities in the United States in which to raise a family. Ogden is 45 minutes from Salt Lake City and its international airport. An average of 223 sunny days a year and immediate access to skiing, biking, camping, hiking, and fishing make it an outdoor paradise. Ogden is within a half-day drive of world-class national parks, including Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Utah’s “Mighty Five” ( Numerous cultural activities are available all along the Wasatch Front from Ogden to Salt Lake City to Provo. The Utah Transit Authority ( operates an ever-expanding network of buses and light rail that connect the population centers, including a high-speed train that covers nearly 100 miles from Provo in the south to Ogden in the north. It also provides a seamless transit option from Ogden to the Salt Lake International airport. More information about the Ogden area may be found at

Weber State University is a primarily undergraduate institution located at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains in Ogden, Utah. For more than five decades, the institution has successfully maintained a dual mission by offering a wide range of baccalaureate programs while also meeting regional community college needs. Weber State University has gained national recognition for its commitment to sustainability and has a goal of being carbon-neutral by 2050 ( The Department of Botany and Plant Ecology embraces Weber State’s missions through its strong programs ( and remains one of the best stand-alone undergraduate botany departments in the U.S.

Weber State University is an equal-opportunity employer providing opportunities without regard to ethnicity, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or other irrelevant criteria. We strongly encourage applications from all qualified and interested candidates, including minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community.

Physical Activity of this position: Expressing or exchanging ideas. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important instructions to other workers accurately or quickly. , Ability to receive detailed information with or without assistance.

Physical Requirements of this position: Light work. Exerting up to 20 lbs of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs of force frequently and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Use of arm and/or leg controls exerting forces greater than that for sedentary work.

Visual Acuity Requirements including color, depth perception and field of vision: Required to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; using a computer terminal; extensive reading.

The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position: None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

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