What's in a Name???

Alex Enyedi enyedi at WMICH.EDU
Tue Dec 15 09:18:15 EST 1998

Greetings to all,

Our department (Biological Sciences) was informed 8 days ago that we
could initiate a faculty search for a plant systematist who employs
molecular techniques/tools in her/his research. I'd like to title the
position description "Plant Molecular Systematist" in order to attract
appropriate candidates (based on my understanding of what we want and

However, several of my non-plant oriented colleagues feel that the word
"molecular" should be left out completely, whilst another thinks it
should be titled "Molecular Plant Systematist". 

I guess what I am looking for is some feedback concerning our/my choice
of wording for the job ad and if it really makes any difference at all.
I am curious to hear from others who have initiated similar searches
this fall semester. If you have any ideas and/or input please respond -
I'd really like to hear your opinion.

Thanks in advance!

Alex Enyedi


Dr. Alexander Enyedi
3927 Wood Hall
Dept of Biological Sciences
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI  49008

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