Job Announcement

Alfred Newton anewton at FMPPR.FMNH.ORG
Fri May 8 18:52:46 CDT 1998

Systematic Zoologist

The Field Museum is seeking an outstanding systematic zoologist to fill a
career-track appointment at the level of Assistant (possibly Associate)
Curator in the Department of Zoology/Division of Insects.  Candidates
pursuing innovative, collection-based research in systematic biology of
insects or other terrestrial arthropods will be considered.  Of special
interest are research programs that make important contributions to
additional fields, such as theoretical systematics, functional morphology,
development, biogeography, or conservation.  Existing collection strengths
include mites, beetles, ants, soil/litter and ectoparasitic arthropods, and
macrolepidoptera.  The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. and a proven
record of scientific achievement.  In addition to research,
responsibilities include curation of collections and participation in
public exhibit and education programs.  Strong relationships with local
universities provide opportunities for participation in graduate and
undergraduate training.  Applications should include:  (1) a Curriculum
Vitae; (2) a statement of research objectives; (3) a brief statement
addressing the role of museum collections in the applicant's research
program; (4) names and contact information for three people from whom
letters of recommendation may be sought; (5) copies of relevant
publications.  Send applications by September 15, 1998 to: Search
Committee, Department of Zoology, Field Museum, Roosevelt Road at Lake
Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605-2496.  E-mail inquiries: shackett at
The Field Museum's homepage is  The Field Museum is an Equal
Opportunity Employer; we encourage applications from women and minorities.

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