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The Program in Plant Biology and Conservation (PBC) at Northwestern University invites applications for a full-time, benefits eligible, teaching track (non-tenure eligible) faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Instruction. The Plant Biology and Conservation program is offered jointly with the Negaunee Institute for Plant Conservation and Action at the Chicago Botanic Garden and administers master’s and PhD degrees, as well as serves undergraduates, including contributing courses to the concentration in ecology and evolution within the biological science major. Northwestern University and the Chicago Botanic Garden offer a rich intellectual environment, and the successful applicant will join a highly interactive and vibrant community.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching and a strong interest in education scholarship and sharing of best teaching practices. We seek candidates with experience and teaching interests in ecosystem ecology broadly, including but not limited to: soil and fungal ecology, restoration ecology, landscape ecology, ecophysiology, traditional ecological knowledge, evolutionary ecology, or conservation policy. Responsibilities include: teaching six courses annually over the course of three academic quarters. These will contribute to required and elective courses that serve the Plant Biology and Conservation Graduate Program, as well as Environmental Science, and Biological Science majors. The successful applicant will also develop courses in their own area of expertise and have the opportunity to mentor student research if they choose.

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Biology, Ecology, Evolution, Environmental Science, Natural Resources, or a related field, which must be conferred by the start of the appointment, September 1, 2024 . Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated excellence, breadth, and innovation in teaching. Applicants should submit

Review of application materials will begin on January 8, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries about the search may be directed to Professor Nyree Zerega, Program Director,

Northwestern University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and does not discriminate against qualified individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, marital status, age, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected class. Individuals from all diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. For more information, please see the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment ( Job applicants who wish to request an accommodation in the application or hiring process should contact the Office of Equity. Additional information on the accommodations process is available at