job offers

Prof. Dov Por dovpor at NETVISION.NET.IL
Tue Oct 5 07:28:26 CDT 1999

You made a good point. The roots are deeper  and have to be mended in the
graduate courses. This aspect will also be treated at the International
Congress of Zoology in Athens.  There will be a General Discussion (C1) on
Zoological Educaton, organized by Joe McInerney. I am sure that he will like
to hear your opinion and perhaps invite you yo ;participate.
Dov Por
-----Original Message-----
From: Russ Spangler <spangler at OEB.HARVARD.EDU>
Date: 04 October 1999 18:38
Subject: Re: job offers

>Post-doc support for systematists is, indeed, always necessary, but the
>comment on the type of applicants for the available jobs needs to also
>address the issue of basic training.  Support for, and more importantly,
>direction given to graduate students to maintain a supply of scientists
>entering systematics with a molecular and traditional approach is the
>necessary first step to produce the future post-docs who would need the
>funding.  Maybe the issue should be moved to the departments who do or do
>not actively train and support graduate students to practice the type of
>science they later want to hire people to do.  At this point in time, the
>number of programs offering training at that level seems to be the weak
>link in the system.
>Russ Spangler
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