Fri Oct 6 17:34:00 CDT 1995


University of Maryland

The Department of Plant Biology invites applications and nominations for a
tenure-track position, preferably at the rank of assistant professor, to
begin by September, 1996. Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in
biological sciences and a strong knowledge of plant diversity. The
successful candidate is expected to complement existing programs in ecology
and evolutionary biology and to establish an outstanding, externally funded
research program using modern methods of molecular biology and computer
analysis to resolve fundamental systematic problems for plants in an
evolutionary context. Teaching responsibilities include a general course in
biology and an advanced course in molecular systematics. To apply, please
submit a curriculum vitae, copies of published and in-press works, a
description of current and projected research interests, a summary of
teaching interests and experiences, and names and addresses (including
e-mail addresses) of four references to: Chair, Molecular Systematist
Search, Department of Plant Biology, University of Maryland, College Park,
MD 20742-5815, U.S.A. For best consideration, applications should be
received by 15 December 1995. The University of Maryland is an Equal
Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, and
persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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The above is the formal announcement of a position for a molecular plant
systematist at the University of Maryland at College Park located about eight
miles from Washington, D.C. The campus is near the Smithsonian Institution,
the National Arboretum, the Agricultural Research Center for the U.S.
Department of Agriculture, the National Institutes of Health, and other
national and federal reseach centers and institutes. The Department of Plant
Biology is in the College of Life Sciences. The college has more than 120
faculty and teaches approximately 3200 undergraduates in five departments:
Chemistry and Biochemistry; Entomology; Microbiology; Plant Biology; and

The average G.P.A. for entering students in the college has risen to over 3.4
and eighteen percent of the undergraduates are enrolled in University Honors
Program even though the college has just over ten percent of the university's
enrollment. The college consistently ranks first or second nationally in
graduation of African Americans with life sciences bachelor's degrees from
non-historically black colleges or universities. Currently, each faculty
members, on average, generates $140,000 in external research funding.

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                                                James L. Reveal
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