Enhancing the EMPLOYMENT newsgroup

Dave Kristofferson kristoff at GENBANK.BIO.NET
Tue Feb 26 19:43:52 EST 1991

I received a message from a reader this afternoon mentioning the lack
of faculty position postings on the employment newsgroup
(EMPLOYMENT/BIOJOBS/bionet.jobs).  There is no doubt that the vast
majority of positions advertised have been postdoc and lower level
appointments.  I wonder to what extent this may be due to lack of
awareness of this forum on the part of various department heads.
Certainly the price of posting an ad can't be an obstacle 8-)!!
Perhaps our readers could alert their respective department chairmen
about the availability of this forum as an attempt to get more faculty
positions advertised.

I am also ever hopeful that Internet regulations will be modified to
allow the posting of commercial job opportunities, but, to my current
knowledge, this obstacle still remains.

Some day, perhaps after the end of the current GenBank contract, I
hope to be able to do more direct contacts and proselytizing on behalf
of the newsgroups, but there are limits on the amount of time I can
devote to this right now.


				Dave Kristofferson
				GenBank Manager

				kristoff at genbank.bio.net

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