Systematic Botany/Plant systematist position at University of Kan sas

Krishtalka, Leonard krishtalka at UKANS.EDU
Fri Nov 3 09:43:57 CST 2000


Position Description

Systematic Botanist/Plant Systematist

Title and Department: Joint position Assistant/Associate/Full Professor,
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and
Assistant/Associate/Senior Curator, Natural History Museum and Biodiversity
Research Center, University of Kansas

Description of duties: We seek applications for a tenured or tenure track
assistant, associate, or full professor and assistant, associate, or full
curator to 1) conduct an active research program in the systematics of
plants emphasizing collections-based approaches and experimental
phylogenetic methods, 2) serve as a Curator of Botany, with shared
responsibility for the development, management, and use of the systematic
plant collections and their data, 3) teach courses in systematic botany,
organismal diversity, and/or general biology as well as seminars in areas of
expertise, 4) foster and direct graduate student education and research,  5)
interact with colleagues in related disciplines, and 6) contribute to the
overall service of the Department, Museum, College, and University. The
appointment is 9 months in the department and 9+2 months in the museum and
research center. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Required qualifications: 1) Ph.D. in appropriate discipline that provides a
strong background in systematics and plant biology. 2) Active
collection-based research centered on one or more areas of systematic
botany.  3) Demonstrated commitment to excellence in the development and
management of plant systematic research collections and their associated
data for research, education, and public service.  4) A commitment to
excellence in teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate
level.  5) Ability to teach courses in systematic botany, organismal
diversity, and/or general biology.

Preferred qualifications: 1) Post-doctoral experience. 2) Demonstrated
teaching experience and ability. 3) Ability to attract external funding for
research.

Contact person: Berry Clemens, Administrative Assistant, Department of
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Haworth Hall, University of Kansas,
Lawrence, KS 66045-2106. Voice: 785-864-5889; FAX: 785-864-5860; e-mail:
bclemens at ukans.edu.

Application materials:
1) Curriculum vitae. 2) Concise statements of (a) research interests and
future directions, (b) teaching philosophy, experience, and interests, to
include description(s) of course(s) the applicant hopes to teach, and (c)
curatorial and collection management philosophy, experience, and interests.
3) Copies of selected publications and/or manuscripts. 4) Letters of
reference from at least three persons to be submitted to Berry Clemens,
Administrative Assistant, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology,
Haworth Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045-2106.  Voice:
785-864-5889; FAX: 785-864-5321; e-mail:bclemens at ukans.edu

Application review: Initial review of applications will begin November 2000
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.



Leonard Krishtalka
Director
Natural History Museum & Biodiversity Research Center
Professor, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
The University of Kansas, Dyche Hall
Lawrence, KS 66045
Phone: 785/864-4540
Fax: 785/864-5335
email: krishtalka at ukans.edu




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