FACULTY POSITION IN PLANT/ALGAL EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY
SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
The Department of Biology at San Diego State University offers a
tenure-track position in its Evolutionary Biology program area, to
begin as early as fall 2002 at the Assistant Professor level in
Plant/Algal Evolutionary Biology. Desirable research interests
include any area of the evolutionary biology of land plants or algal
groups, such as population/quantitative genetics, natural selection,
speciation, reproductive biology, systematics, or integrative
anatomy, development, or biomechanics. Teaching will include a course
in plant biology, team-teaching in general biology courses, and a
graduate course in an area of expertise.
Candidates for this position must have a Ph.D. and an active research
program. Postdoctoral experience is desirable. Expectations include
interaction with a diverse student body and with an active group of
faculty interested in broad questions in evolutionary biology.
The Evolutionary Biology program area of the Department of Biology
offers a research-oriented master's program. A joint-doctoral program
in evolutionary biology is currently being pursued. Evidence of
research productivity is essential. The successful candidate will be
expected to maintain an externally-funded research program that
includes participation of both undergraduate and graduate students.
The Evolutionary Biology program area currently includes nine faculty
with teaching and research interests in phylogenetic systematics,
morphological and molecular evolution, population and ecological
genetics, speciation, vertebrate paleontology, conservation biology,
and biogeography and evolution of mammals, lizards, snakes, birds,
insects, spiders, freshwater invertebrates, and plants. An herbarium
and collections of vertebrates and insects are maintained on campus.
Excellent regional collections are also available at the San Diego
Museum of Natural History and the Scripps Institute of Oceanography.
SDSU has three field stations with a combined total area of over
6,000 acres. Well-equipped computer facilities, growth chamber
facilities, histological equipment, electron microscope facilities,
and extensive individual and shared equipment for molecular analyses
(DNA, RNA and protein) are maintained by the department.
Teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels is an important
responsibility of the faculty at SDSU. Candidates for this position
will be evaluated on the basis of their willingness and ability to
contribute to the teaching program as well as their desire and
prospects for developing a strong research program.
Send curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests,
three representative publications, and have three letters of
recommendation sent to:
Plant/Algal Evolutionary Biology Search Committee
Department of Biology
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA 92182-4614
Review and initial selection of applications will begin December 1,
2001 and will continue until the position has been filled. Interviews
are currently expected to begin February 2002.
SDSU is an Equal Opportunity Title IX Employer and does not
discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national
origin, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age or disability.
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