Professorial chair open - conservation biology

Kristina Lemson k.lemson at ECU.EDU.AU
Thu Aug 15 11:33:43 CDT 2002


THE SCHOOL OF NATURAL SCIENCES
EDITH COWAN UNIVERSITY
PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA

PROFESSOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT (position ref 3345)

The School seeks to further develop its existing strengths in ecology
and conservation biology by appointing an outstanding and innovative
ecologist from any area of the discipline who has a commitment to
applied research. All areas of conservation biology / ecology  will be
given equally strong consideration.  Conservation biology and Ecology
are core component of the undergraduate programmes in Environmental
Management and Biological Sciences, and are major foci of postgraduate
research. The appointee will provide leadership in fostering excellence
in research, teaching and the application of  Ecology /Conservation
Biology. We are seeking applicants with outstanding research track
records, international recognition, excellent teaching and curriculum
development skills, and a demonstrated commitment to environmental
management.  As an academic leadership position the successful applicant
should be able to demonstrate a willingness to collaborate, as well as
past successes in collaborative ventures.

Staff research areas within the School and its research arm, the Centre
for Ecosystem Management, include systems ecology, landscape ecology and
the ecology of arid-zone and rangeland systems,plant diversity and
systematics and their interface with conservation, conservation genetics
and reintroductions of endangered native animals,  coastal and marine
systems, and tissue culture of seagrasses.

The School of Natural Sciences offers undergraduate programs in
Environmental Management, Biological Sciences and Chemistry and has a
flourishing and large postgraduate student body and research program.
The School's research arm, The Centre for Ecosystem Management, has a
substantial research and consulting activity, and is one of the
university's five recognised Research Centres.  The school currently
has 16 academic staff, 35 postgraduate students and 350 undergraduate
students.

The nominated date for close of applications is 6 September 2002,
however flexibility may be negotiated.

An electronic copy of the full position description  (word doc) and
media advertisement (.pdf) are available on request. Please email me
direct for a copy.

Further enquiries should be directed to the Head of School, Dr Paul
Lavery ph +61 8 9400 5687, FAX + 61 8 9400 5762 email
p.lavery at ecu.edu.au.


Dr. Kristina Lemson
School of Natural Sciences
Edith Cowan University
100 Joondalup Drive
Joondalup, Western Australia 6027

Ph +61 8 9400 5369
Fax +61 8 9400 5509




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