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Nematode Taxonomist / Systematist

Howard Ferris hferris at UCDAVIS.EDU
Thu Jan 5 20:33:37 EST 1995

Position Announcement
Nematode Taxonomist / Systematist  
(Position # VL94-08)
Department of  Nematology, University of California, Davis

	The Department of Nematology seeks to fill a tenure-track position 
within the professorial ladder-rank series.  Preference will be given to 
applicants at the assistant/associate level.  The position is available July 1, 

Responsibilities:  The appointee will conduct research on the taxonomy and 
morphology of nematodes found in freshwater, marine, or soil habitats, 
including the parasites of plants or animals.  Independently, and in 
collaboration with other faculty, the appointee will conduct research on the 
taxonomic and phylogenetic relationships of nematodes utilizing comparative 
morphology and molecular biology.  The appointee will conduct research in 
support of other Department of Nematology missions, including diagnostic and 
identification techniques using morphological and molecular characters, and 
descriptions of new species or biotypes of parasitic and free-living nematodes.  
The appointee will provide teaching expertise at the undergraduate and 
graduate level in the areas of nematode morphology, anatomy, taxonomy, 
systematics, act as advisor to undergraduate and graduate students, and 
function as an information resource on nematode systematics for the 
Department of Nematology.  Additionally, the appointee will serve as curator 
of the University of California Davis Nematode Collection.
Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree, have broad training in 
systematics and taxonomy, and experience in the area of nematode systematics 
and taxonomy.  A working knowledge of current literature and developments 
in systematics and nematode taxonomy is required.  Applicants should have 
demonstrated experience in the independent design and conduct of research, 
including publications relevant to this area, and are expected to have 
demonstrated ability and interest in teaching and advising at the undergraduate 
and graduate levels.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Application:  Applications must be received by April 15, 1995.  Applications 
received after that date will not be considered.  A curriculum vitae, clear 
statement of research and teaching interests as they relate to this position, 
official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, list of publications and 
submitted manuscripts, reprints of pertinent publications, and the names and 
addresses of at least three references should be sent to:  
       Dr. Howard Ferris,  Search Committee Chair,  Department of 
Nematology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA.   Telephone:  
(916) 752-8432     Email:  hferris at ucdavis.edu

The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity 

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