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position announcement

Don Les les at uconnvm.uconn.edu
Tue Nov 4 14:16:42 EST 1997


4 November, 1997

Dear Colleague:

     This winter the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology will
conduct a search for a new assistant professor in phycology.  Enclosed with
this letter is the advertisement that will soon appear in Science (it is
scheduled for the November 14th issue).  Please feel free to pass along a
copy of this letter and the advertisement to any advanced graduate students
or post-doctoral associates that you think would be interested in and
qualified for the position.

     The Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology includes 25 faculty
whose interests encompass a broad variety of topics in ecology,
evolutionary biology, systematics, and organismal biology.  Among this
group of faculty are many who study various aspects of plant systematics
and evolution: Anderson, Cardon, Chazdon, Holsinger, Jones, Les,
Schlichting, Silander, Webster and Yarish.  We seek to add a new faculty
member whose primary research focus is phycology.   High priority will be
given to individuals who will also contribute strength to other research
areas within the department.

     We are searching for applicants whose work emphasizes the evolution
and diversity of algae.  A wide range of interests will be considered such
as (but not limited to):

	- algal systematics
	- the origin of land plants 
	- the evolution of life history traits
	- the evolution of sexual reproduction
	- relationships of algae to other protists
	- the evolution of clonality and multicellularity
	- the role of algal protists in the evolution of eukaryotic cells

     Applicants will be expected to teach a course in phycology or algal
systematics and phylogeny.

     It would help our search committee to organize applications if
applicants would also send me a brief e-mail message with their name,
address, and research interests (one sentence).  Additional information
about the department, its graduate program, and its faculty is on our web
page (http://www.eeb.uconn.edu), or you may call (860-486-5703) or e-mail
me (les at uconnvm.uconn.edu) if you have any questions about the department
or this position. 

	Thanks for your consideration.


Donald H. Les, Chair
Phycologist Search Committee

The Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of
Connecticut anticipates an assistant professorship in phycology to start in
the fall of 1998.  Candidates must have expertise in phycology and an
established, innovative research program focusing on algal diversity and
evolution.  Areas of interest include algal systematics, the origin of land
plants, evolution of reproductive systems and life history traits, the role
of algal protists in the evolution of eukaryotic cells, and the evolution
of clonality and multicellularity.  A Ph.D. (or equivalent) in biological
sciences or a related field is required.  Initiation of a productive,
externally funded research program is expected.  Teaching responsibilities
will be at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including introductory
biology and phycology.  Applicants should send a curriculum vitae,
statement of research and teaching interests, reprints of published papers,
and at least three letters of reference to:  Donald H. Les, Chair,
Phycologist Search Committee, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology,
U-43, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269-3043.  Applications
received by 16 January, 1998 are assured of consideration.  The University
of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

Dr. Don Les
Associate Professor
The University of Connecticut
Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
U-43; Storrs, CT 06269-3043

Phone: (860) 486-5703; 486-3937
FAX:   (860) 486-6364

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