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Faculty Positions Available, New Zealand

Hamish Spencer hamish at charles.stanford.edu
Wed Apr 16 15:38:54 EST 1997

Our department has 3 new faculty positions available.  If you want more
information, please do NOT reply to this message, but email one of the two
people mentioned towards the end of the ad.  They have further information
regarding the Department and the University, which I have deleted to keep this
message shorter.

Thanks, Hamish Spencer

Te Whare Wananga o Otago

Dunedin, New Zealand



Applications are invited for several positions of Lecturer in the
Department of Zoology (equivalent to Assistant Professor in North America).
An exceptionally well qualified candidate might be considered for
appointment at a more senior level. These positions are available from 1
August 1997 and successful applicants are expected to take up duties by 1
February 1998 at the latest.The Department is large, friendly and
productive, with good research and computing facilities and an excellent
team of support staff. All in the Department are committed to excellence in
teaching. The Department offers BSc, BSc Honours, Diploma, Masters and PhD
programmes across a wide range of biological disciplines. Candidates must
have a good record of published research and will be expected to engage in
an active programme of research.

Applications are invited from Applied Population Ecologists to teach
population ecology for conservation, pest control and/or harvest
management, and with research interests in any habitat or group of animals.
We seek a Biosystematist who can apply systematic theory to conservation,
biological control or evolution; entomological expertise will be
particularly welcome. We seek an environmental physiologist whose research
involves the energetics of terrestrial animals. Other duties of those
appointed will include teaching in undergraduate biology/zoology/ecology
courses and supervision of under-graduate and graduate research.
Appointments will be confirmation path (tenure track) except one which will
be fixed term for 3 years.The decision about which position will be fixed
term will be based on how well the applicants research complements existing
areas of research strength in the Department. Applicants who are only
interested in the confirmation path positions should indicate this at the
time of applying.

The department is committed to diversity in staffing and we encourage
applications from women and other under-represented groups. Parental leave
without pay of up to 54 weeks and paid parental leave of six week's salary
may be granted to female or male employees with at least one year's
service.  The University operates childcare centres covering the period
birth to eight years. We are prepared to discuss job-splitting and
flexibility of working hours during periods of child rearing.

Salary:  Lecturers NZ$42,750 - NZ$53,250 per annum.  Senior Lecturers
NZ$56,250 - NZ$66,250 per annum.

Further information is available from Professor Colin Townsend, Head of
Department (Phone: 64-3 479 7975; Fax: 64-3-479 7584, e-mail:
colin.townsend at stonebow.otago.ac.nz), or during April from  Professor
Carolyn Burns (e-mail: carolyn.burns at stonebow.otago.ac.nz).

Reference Number A97/30.  Closing Date 15 June 1997.


Further details regarding this position, the University and the application
procedure are available from the Deputy Director, Personnel Services,
University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand (facsimile 64-3-474

Applicants should send two copies of their curriculum vitae together with
the names, addresses and fax numbers of three referees, to the Deputy
Director of Personnel Services by the specified closing date, quoting the
appropriate reference number.

If an applicant is shortlisted for interview, whanau support will be welcome.

Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.

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