[Taxacom] Plant Systematics Position

Richard Olmstead olmstead at u.washington.edu
Wed Aug 13 11:54:26 CDT 2008

Please distribute the following job ad to anyone you know who may be 
looking for a job in Plant Systematics.
Dick Olmstead

University (PLU) invites applications for a tenure-track position at 
the assistant professor level in biology with expertise in plant 
systematics, starting Fall 2009.  We seek an enthusiastic botanist 
who is committed to excellence in teaching at a predominately 
undergraduate institution such as ours and is dedicated to 
establishing a research program that engages students.  Teaching 
responsibilities will include: a field-based botany course, 
introductory biology (majors or non-majors) and an upper division 
course in one's expertise. We are particularly interested in 
candidates whose research utilize phylogenetic methods to answer 
fundamental questions in botany, and might additionally use genomics 
tools.  An interest in helping to maintain our herbarium is desired. 
Opportunities also exist for faculty to participate in courses in the 
first-year experience program, global education, environmental 
studies or other interdisciplinary programs.  Tacoma is located on 
the Puget Sound of Washington, a uniquely scenic and biologically 
diverse region.  Seattle and Mt. Rainier are about 40 miles from the 
suburban campus.  PLU enrolls 3,600 students and is committed to 
finding connections between the liberal arts and professional schools 
and to promoting international education.  The majority of our 
faculty have lived abroad or speak a second language.  PLU enjoys a 
healthy and progressive relationship with the ELCA.  We serve a 
diverse student body, endorse the goals of equal opportunity and 
affirmative action, and actively seek applications from women and 
underrepresented groups.  Review of applications begins on October 1. 
Send in hard copy, an application letter, curriculum vitae, 
statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, 
undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of 
reference to Dr. Mary Ellard-Ivey, Chair of the Plant Systematics 
Search Committee, Dept. of Biology, Pacific Lutheran University, 
Tacoma, WA  98447.  Electronic applications will not be accepted.

Richard Olmstead
Professor of Biology and Herbarium Curator, Burke Museum
Department of Biology		For express mail services:
Box 355325				Department of Biology
University of Washington			Hitchcock Hall Rm 423
Seattle,  WA  98195-5325			University of Washington
USA					Seattle, WA  98195

Office: 206-543-8850
lab:            206-543-6594
herbarium:      206-543-1682
FAX:            206-685-1728
email:          olmstead at u.washington.edu     

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