Nematode Taxonomist / Systematist

Howard Ferris hferris at UCDAVIS.EDU
Thu Jan 5 17:32:41 CST 1995

Position Announcement
Nematode Taxonomist / Systematist
(Position # VL94-08)
Department of  Nematology, University of California, Davis

        The Department of Nematology seeks to fill a tenure-track position
within the professorial ladder-rank series.  Preference will be given to
applicants at the assistant/associate level.  The position is available July 1,

Responsibilities:  The appointee will conduct research on the taxonomy and
morphology of nematodes found in freshwater, marine, or soil habitats,
including the parasites of plants or animals.  Independently, and in
collaboration with other faculty, the appointee will conduct research on the
taxonomic and phylogenetic relationships of nematodes utilizing comparative
morphology and molecular biology.  The appointee will conduct research in
support of other Department of Nematology missions, including diagnostic and
identification techniques using morphological and molecular characters, and
descriptions of new species or biotypes of parasitic and free-living nematodes.
The appointee will provide teaching expertise at the undergraduate and
graduate level in the areas of nematode morphology, anatomy, taxonomy,
systematics, act as advisor to undergraduate and graduate students, and
function as an information resource on nematode systematics for the
Department of Nematology.  Additionally, the appointee will serve as curator
of the University of California Davis Nematode Collection.

Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree, have broad training in
systematics and taxonomy, and experience in the area of nematode systematics
and taxonomy.  A working knowledge of current literature and developments
in systematics and nematode taxonomy is required.  Applicants should have
demonstrated experience in the independent design and conduct of research,
including publications relevant to this area, and are expected to have
demonstrated ability and interest in teaching and advising at the undergraduate
and graduate levels.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application:  Applications must be received by April 15, 1995.  Applications
received after that date will not be considered.  A curriculum vitae, clear
statement of research and teaching interests as they relate to this position,
official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, list of publications and
submitted manuscripts, reprints of pertinent publications, and the names and
addresses of at least three references should be sent to:
       Dr. Howard Ferris,  Search Committee Chair,  Department of
Nematology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA.   Telephone:
(916) 752-8432     Email:  hferris at

The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity

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