position: biodiversity centre director

Mary Berbee berbee at UNIXG.UBC.CA
Wed Sep 7 14:42:10 CDT 1994


The  Centre for Biodiversity Research

The University of British Columbia invites applications
for the position of Director of the newly established
Centre.  Appointment will be at the Associate or Full
Professor level in an appropriate Department.  Salary will
be commensurate with experience.

The Centre of Biodiversity Research, an interdisciplinary
research unit in the Faculty of Science, brings together
faculty with biodiversity research interests, and will
focus on the development of comprehensive and rigorous
theories for evaluating and conserving the earth's
biological resources.  Subsidiary objectives are centred
around the development of new methods for biodiversity
inventory and monitoring, and the development of new
taxonomic data.  The Director will be expected to promote
and foster these objectives, and develop an
internationally relevant collaborative program in
biodiversity, and thus is expected to have had wide
experience in one or more appropriate fields, and an
international reputation in biodiversity.   All areas of
biodiversity research will be considered, applicants with
experience and expertise in botanical systematics with
interest in the application of molecular techniques will
receive preferential consideration.  The appointee will be
expected to develop a strong research program and teach
in appropriate graduate and undergraduate courses.
Starting date will be July 1, 1995, subject to final
budgetary approval.

There are over 50 faculty members at the University of
British Columbia with interests in biodiversity research.
Approximate equal strength is present in the
Molecular/Genetic group, the Biological elements group
and the two subgroups (Ecosystem scale research and
Population research) within the Ecological resources
group.  The University has extensive systematic
collections in both botany and zoology relevant to this
biodiversity initiative.  Planning is underway for new
laboratory and office space for the Centre.

Curriculum vitae, the names of three referees, and a brief
outline of expertise and research interests should be
submitted to:

Dr. G.G.E. Scudder, Interim Director
Centre for Biodiversity Research
Faculty of Science
The University of British Columbia
6270 University Boulevard, Room #1505
Vancouver, BC  V6T 1Z4  /  Canada
Fax:  604-822-5558

Closing date for applications is October 1, 1994
In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements,
priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent
residents of Canada.   The University of British Columbia
welcomes all qualified applicants, especially women,
aboriginal people, visible minorities and persons with

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