Teaching Opportunity in Thailand

John Markwell markwell at UNLSERVE.UNL.EDU
Thu Apr 22 09:42:12 EST 1999

I received the following request for assistance.  If anyone is interested
in the opportunity to spend a semester in Thailand, this could be a
rewarding experience.  Please contact Dr. Manit Kosittrakun directly if you
want more information.


>Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1999 13:23:58 +0700 (GMT)
>From: Manit Kosittrakun <agrmnk at ku.ac.th>
>To: markwell at unl.edu

>Department of Horticulture
>Kasetsart University
>Bangkok 10900, Thailand
>April 22, 1999
>Prof. Dr. John Markwell
>University of Nebraska
>Department of Biochemistry
>Lincoln, NE 68583-0718
>Dear Dr. Markwell:

>I am an assistant professor responsible for teaching graduate courses in
>postharvest physiology and technology of horticultural crops, and
>quality of fruits and vegetables at Kasetsart University's Department of
>On 27 March, my wife Sasikan, who is a lecturer at Khon Kaen University's
>Department of Foreign Languages ( 440 km northeast of Bangkok) underwent
>gamma knife radiosurgery since she has had a benign tumor (1.9 cc in
>volume) on her trigeminal nerve.  The extent to which the tumor growth is
>controlled by the radiation treatment  will be determined using magnetic
>resonance imaging (MRI) in June & September 1999, and March 2000.  It is
>necessary for me to transfer to Khon Kaen University's Department of
>Biology so that I can take good care of my wife.
>At Khon Kaen University, I will assist in teaching an undergraduate course
>in plant physiology (only a few chapters directly dealing with plant water
>relations). In addition, I alone will be responsible for teaching a
>graduate course in plant water relations.  I need a plant physiologist to
>assist in teaching and developing  a course in plant water relations since
>I do not have an adequate background in this area.
>Could you please forward my message to any members of the American Society
>of Plant Physiologists who may be interested in teaching plant water
>relations in Thailand for 4-6 months?
>The Fulbright Scholar Program annually offers up to 5 awards for US
>university faculty to lecture in Thailand for a period of 4-6 months.  For
>more details, please click on the Council for International Exchange of
>Scholars' website at http://www.iie.org/cies/ or e-mail Dr. David Adams
>(CIES Program Staff) at dadams at cies.iie.org  The application form can be
>obtained from apprequest at cies.iie.org  The completed application for the
>2000-2001 awards for lecturing in "ANY FIELD" together with a letter of
>invitation from the chairperson of KKU's Department of Biology, must be
>submitted to the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, 3007
>Tilden Street, NW, Suite 5M, Washington, DC 20008-3009 BETWEEN APRIL AND
>JULY 1999.  The applicant can choose to stay in Thailand during
>June-September 2000 (first semester) or November 2000 - February 2001
>(second semester).  The duration may be longer than 4 months depending on
>proposed activities.
>Look forward to hearing from you soon.  I am most appreciative of your
>kind assistance.
>Sincerely yours,
>Manit Kosittrakun, Ph.D.
John Markwell                           markwell at unl.edu
Department of Biochemistry              Phone:  402-472-2924
Beadle Center                           FAX:    402-472-7842
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE  68588-0664

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