systematic icthyologist

Robert R. Haynes rhaynes at BAMA.UA.EDU
Wed Nov 14 14:19:06 CST 2001

Following is an announcement for a systematic icthyologist at the University of Alabama.  This is one of four positions that we plan to fill for next year.  The other three are a aquatic vertebrate ecologist, conservation biologist, and aquatic biologist.



         The Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Systematic Ichthyology to begin August 16, 2002.  The Department of Biological Sciences has an excellent and growing Aquatic Biology faculty, whose collective strength is in fish, invertebrate, and vascular plant systematics, ecology of freshwater fauna, flora, and microbes, as well as in freshwater ecosystem processes.  We are seeking an individual committed to collaborating with departmental faculty and with our growing interdisciplinary research groups, such as the Center for Freshwater Studies.  We are particularly interested in attracting applicants whose research interests complement our existing research strengths and programmatic themes linking Freshwater Biodiversity and Ecosystem Studies and its NSF IGERT Ph.D. Program in Freshwater Sciences.  This position is part of a University enhancement of the Aquatic Biology Program that includes an endowed professorship in freshwater biology and positions in aquatic conservation biology and vertebrate ecology.  Several Ph. D. fellowships are available through IGERT and through the program enhancement.

         Qualifications and Responsibilities-- Candidates must have a Ph. D. and post-doctoral experience; strong background in fish systematics, natural history of fishes, and vertebrate zoology; a demonstrated ability to conduct collection-based independent research; ability to curate a large freshwater fish museum; and strong and effective communication skills.  The appointee will be expected to develop an active, externally funded research program and to contribute to interdisciplinary graduate training as supported through a NSF-IGERT program in Freshwater Sciences and a University Graduate Enhancement Program in Aquatic Biology.  Experience in the application of phylogenetics to research questions that utilize modern approaches, e.g., molecular and/or developmental is expected.  Appointee should demonstrate a clear interest in interdisciplinary research questions that interface with the programmatic themes of biodiversity and ecosystem dynamics, and demonstrate an ability to address issues, e.g. evolution of traits, that interface with these themes.  Teaching will include graduate and undergraduate courses in the area of specialty as well as participation in core undergraduate offerings.  

            Application Procedure-- Each application should include curriculum vitae, a letter of application detailing teaching philosophy and research goals, three letters of reference, and a selection of reprints of the candidate's published original research in ichthyology.  Send applications via USPS to Systematic Ichthyologist Search Committee, c/o Camille Crim, Department of Biological Sciences, Box 870344, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0344.  Review of applications will begin January 10, 2002 and will continue until the position is filled.  For more information visit our web site at or contact Dr. Robert R. Haynes, rhaynes at  

The University of Alabama of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer



Robert R. Haynes
Director of the Herbarium
Box 870345
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Phone -- 205-348-1826
Fax -- 205-348-6460

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