Systematic Botany position at the Field Museum

Tue Oct 12 08:07:01 CDT 1999

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Kent E. Holsinger                Kent at Darwin.EEB.UConn.Edu
-- Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
-- University of Connecticut, U-43
-- Storrs, CT   06269-3043

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The Field Museum: Systematic Botanist

        The Field Museum is seeking an outstanding systematic botanist
pursuing innovative specimen-based research in angiosperms or fungi who
will develop a strong field program and actively use the collections for a
career-track appointment in the Department of Botany at the level of
Assistant or Associate Curator.  Candidates who can also make important
contributions in a second interdisciplinary field such as biogeography,
developmental biology, ethnobotany, neotropical diversity, population
genetics, symbiosis/mutualisms, or theoretical systematics will be given
special attention.  In addition to research, responsibilities include
curation of relevant collections and participation in public learning
programs (including exhibits and informal education), development, and
administrative and service activities.  The successful candidate will have
a Ph.D., a proven record of scientific achievement, and the ability to
establish an externally funded research program.  There are opportunities
for participating in undergraduate and graduate training and for teaching
at local universities.
        The Botany Department is part of the museum's Center for
Evolutionary and Environmental Biology which includes the departments of
Geology and Zoology and the museum's Environmental and Conservation
Programs.  Facilities include over 2.5 million botanical specimens
(including one of the world's richest collections of neotropical plants),
an outstanding library, well-equipped molecular systematics laboratories,
and excellent computer facilities.  Consideration of applications will
begin on October 15, 1999.  Please submit a Curriculum Vitae; a statement
of research objectives; names, addresses and contact numbers of at least 3
references; and copies of relevant publications to: Search Committee,
Department of Botany, The Field Museum, 1400 South Lake Shore Drive,
Chicago, IL 60605-2496.  E-mail inquiries: botany at  Field Museum
is an equal opportunity institution.  For more information visit:

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