Tenure-Track Faculty- Plant Biology

Rider University has recently expanded its investment in STEM education and is in the process of building new infrastructure and academic programs.  As a result, the Department of Biology, Behavioral Neuroscience, and Health Sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is recruiting for five full-time faculty positions: two in Biology, one in Health Science, and two in Exercise Science.  Further information about the Department can be found at https://www.rider.edu/academics/colleges-schools/college-liberal-arts-education-sciences/science-programs/biology-behavioral-neuroscience-health-sciences.

The following is an announcement for candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Plant Biology to begin September 2019.


Candidates must have a PhD or other terminal degree in their field of study, experience teaching undergraduate students, and the ability to engage undergraduates in an active, independent research program.  Preferred candidates will have a record of outstanding teaching of diverse populations of undergraduates and post-doctoral experience.  Candidates who are broadly trained in plant biology or plant ecology, and whose research program integrates field work with genetics, bioinformatics, computing, modeling, and/or analysis of “big data” are preferred.


Responsibilities for this position will include contributing to instruction of general biology as well as upper-level courses in his/her disciplinary specialty, developing an active research program engaging undergraduate students, advising students and providing value to the Department, College and University. Willingness to work collaboratively with other faculty and to mentor students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures and academic backgrounds is essential. 


To apply for this position, please visit our website at http://rider.peopleadmin.com/postings/5475, Position 312351. Applications must be submitted online and include a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statements of research interest and teaching philosophy that contain evidence of experience with, and commitment to, mentoring and teaching a diverse student body.  At the website, you must also identify the names and contact information of three professional references who will then be contacted by Rider University. For full consideration, application materials must be received by December 3, 2018.  


Rider University has once again been included as one of the nation’s best universities by US News & World Report 2018 and remained in the top tier in the Regional Universities – North category at number 34. Additionally, The Princeton Review named Rider among its “Best 384 Colleges” in the nation. Both publications have ranked the University favorably in their respective surveys for more than a decade.  Rider is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.


Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicap/disability, Vietnam-era/disabled veteran status, or any other non-job related criteria.  The Department of Biology, Behavioral Neuroscience, and Health Sciences  wants to foster cultural diversity in both its students and faculty.  We believe that a diverse community of scholars enriches scientific discourse.  Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from individuals who belong to groups historically underrepresented in science.