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Jose L. Panero panero at PILOTP.MSU.EDU
Fri Feb 10 13:41:24 CST 1995


                            MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

Position for Plant Systematist, being advertised in Science Magazine

The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Michigan State University
invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position
(academic year appointment) in molecular systematics.  Responsibilities
will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and maintaining an
active research program.  A Ph.D. in Botany or a related field is required
and post doctoral experience is desirable.  Candidates should have
expertise in molecular methods as applied to the study of vascular or non
vascular plant systematics or evolution.  The successful candidate will be
expected to develop programs that complement and enhance the botanical
collections of the Department and the University.  Women and minorities are
particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae,
 a statement of teaching and research interests and reprints of significant
publications, and have four letters of recommendation sent to:

Dr. Frank Ewers
Chair of Search Committee
Plant Molecular Systematist Position
Department of Botany and Plant Pathology
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824.

Michigan State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Review of applications will begin on April 1, 1995 and will continue until
a suitable candidate is found.

The following letter is being sent to some persons who may be able to
suggest potential candiadates for the position.

The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Michigan State University
(MSU) is in the process of filling a tenure stream assistant professor
faculty position in plant molecular systematics.  Enclosed is a copy of the
job advertisement  soon to be published in Science.  We include here some
additional details about the position and we solicit your help in
identifying appropriate candidates for the position.

Michigan State University has outstanding support facilities for molecular
plant systematics.  The MSU Herbarium contains over 525,000 specimens,
placing it among the top 20 herbaria in the country.  Other facilities at
MSU include an automated DNA sequencing facility, a mass spectroscopy
laboratory, the Beal Botanical Garden, numerous teaching and research
greenhouses, an electron optics center, several on campus natural areas and
woodlots, and excellent computer and library facilities.

The campus provides ample opportunity for collaboration with numerous
biologists in ecology, systematics, evolution, genetics, and molecular
biology.  MSU has perhaps the largest plant DNA sequencing effort in the
United States.  In addition to the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology
and the associated Department of Energy (DOE) Plant Research Laboratory,
MSU includes the Kellogg Biological Station and the departments of
Horticulture, Forestry, Crop and Soil Science, Biochemistry, Microbiology,
Zoology and Entomology.  For graduate training the campus has
interdisciplinary programs in Genetics and in Ecology and Evolution.

The instructional component will include teaching a graduate level course
on modern methods in plant systematics, and it may include teaching in
undergraduate level courses and/or teaching in the interdisciplinary
Ecology and Evolution Graduate Program.

Michigan State is an international university with programs that span the
globe.  Society expects MSU to develop and provide cutting edge knowledge.
As stated in its mission statement, it "strives to discover practical uses
for theoretical knowledge and to speed the diffusion of information to
residents of the state, the nation, and the world."  MSU also needs to
prepare the next generation of scholars and citizens for useful and
productive lives in a global society.  To these ends, MSU's colleges and
departments are committed to expanding further our global dimension.
Accordingly, MSU seeks faculty whose competence and interests will enhance
our international educational and research programs.

We believe the position offers excellent opportunities for an ambitious
person with appropriate training and interests.  Any assistance you can
provide in identifying potential candidates will be greatly appreciated.
Please note that we will begin to review applications on April 1, 1995.


Frank Ewers,
Chair of Search Committee

email 23274FWE at

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