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Ecology Job Opportunity

Sanford Moss smoss at umassd.edu
Tue Jan 10 10:53:25 EST 1995


                              JOB ANNOUNCEMENT


                        ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY
                     University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

The Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant
Professor position in ecology commencing September 1, 1995.  A Ph.D. in
Biology or a related discipline is required.  Preference will be given to
candidates having a demonstrated ability in using techniques of molecular
biology, computer modelling or other contemporary techniques in population
and/or community levels of ecological analysis.

The successful candidate will be expected (1) to contribute to the development
of the departmental curriculum with respect to the teaching of ecology through
undergraduate, graduate and/or multidisciplinary courses, (2) to conduct an
independent scholarly research program supporting graduate students and
(3) to serve as a resource to the regional community regarding ecological

Applicants should submit a complete curriculum vitae, the names of three 
references, a description of teaching experience and philosophy and a
description of research interests to:  Dr. Robert K. Edgar, Department of
Biology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 285 Old Westport Road, North
Dartmouth, MA  02747-2300 USA.  Applications and inquiries are welcome by
conventional mail, fax (508-999-8196) and email (ecologist at umassd.edu).

Screening of candidates will begin on February 15, 1995 and continue until
the position is filled.  <<University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.>>


The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is one of five campuses of the
University of Massachusetts.  The Dartmouth campus services about 5600
students spread among five colleges (Art & Sciences, Business and Industry,
Engineering, Visual & Performing Arts and Nursing).  UMD is situated in a
rural setting adjacent to the southeastern Massachusetts coast between
New Bedford and Fall River.

The Department of Biology has 350 undergraduate and 25 graduate students 
supported by 17 faculty (1 Assistant, 1 Associate and 15 Full Professors).
It offers a B.S. in Biology (with the options of a concentration in Biology
or Marine Biology) and a Masters of Science in Biology or Marine Biology. 
The primary and continuing emphasis in the department since its inception
in the 1960's has been a serious commitment to solid undergraduate education.
The graduate program is small but dedicated to strongly individualized 
guidance in areas of faculty research expertise.  Recent institutional 
initiatives in expanding the graduate program have included the development 
of cooperative educational/research links to regional institutions and the 
dedication of a new marine laboratory scheduled for completion in 1997.  
A profile of the departmental faculty is available upon request.

 _________/~          Sanford Moss              =   Don't look at the trombones.
(____|____\________   smoss at umassd.edu         =       It only encourages them.
     .__|_|________)  FAX (508) 999-8196      =   
                      Phone (508) 999-8218   =   Richard Strauss on conducting.

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