Position: Herpetologist, The University of Kansas

Leonard Krishtalka kris at FALCON.CC.UKANS.EDU
Mon Jun 9 10:49:57 CDT 1997

Herpetologist, The University of Kansas

Title and Department:
        Faculty-curator, Natural History Museum, and Assistant, Associate or
Professor, Department of Systematics and Ecology; rank commensurate with
qualifications and experience.  Tenure-track or tenured position.
Description of duties:
         (1) Serve as a curator in the Division of Herpetology of the Natural
History Museum; (2) teach courses in areas of expertise (including reptile
biology) at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Department of
Systematics and Ecology; (3) maintain an active, specimen-based research
program in herpetology; (4) direct graduate-student research in herpetology
through the Department of Systematics and Ecology; and (5) contribute to
service of the museum, department, college, and university.
Required qualifications:
        (1) Ph.D. in an appropriate discipline (to be completed at the time of
hiring).  (2) Curatorial experience in the maintenance of a collection of
recent herpetological specimens.  (3) Active, collection- and field-based
research program in herpetology with the potential of extramural funding.
(4) Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching at the graduate and
undergraduate levels.=20
Preferred qualifications:=20
        (1) Specialization in the systematics and ecology of reptiles.  (2)
On-going herpetological field program that complements existing museum
activities.  (3) Demonstrated commitment to professional service to the
discipline of herpetology and allied fields.  (4) Demonstrated commitment to
excellence in research education of undergraduate and graduate students.
(5) Ability to interact with the public.  (6) Administrative experience
commensurate with rank.
Contact person:=20
        Dr. Linda Trueb, Natural History Museum =96 Dyche Hall, The University of
Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas  66045-2454, USA.  (913) 864-3342 (voice);  (913)
864-5335 (Fax); TRUEB at KUHUB.CC.UKANS.EDU.=20
Application materials:=20
        (1) Curriculum vitae.  (2) Statement of research interests, career and
research goals, and current research activities.  (3) Statement of teaching
philosophy, experience, and interests, including courses that applicant
would prefer to teach.  (4) Statement of curatorial philosophy and
experience, including applicant=92s perceptions of the roles of systematics
collections and museums in modern biological pursuits.  (5) Two copies of
selected publications and manuscripts.  (6) Names, addresses, voice and FAX
numbers and e-mail addresses of three persons to be contacted as references.=
Application review:=20
        Review of applications will begin 01 September 1997, and will continue
until the position is filled.

The University of Kansas is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action
employer.  Applications are sought from all qualified persons, regardless of
race, color, sex, disability, and, as covered by law, veteran status.  In
addition, University policies prohibit discrimination on the basis of
religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital
status, and parental status.
Availability of position is contingent on final budgetary approval.


A theory that you can't explain to a bartender is probably no damn good.

                        Ernest Rutherford

Leonard Krishtalka
Director                                   =20
Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center               =20
The University of Kansas      =09
Lawrence, KS 66045
phone:  913/864-4540
fax:       913/864-5335
e-mail:  krishtalka at ukans.edu

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