Tenure-track plant biology in New Zealand

C.J. O'Kelly COKelly at massey.ac.nz
Sun Jun 20 15:26:17 EST 1993

The following may be of interest.  For those of you who saw my earlier
preliminary post, be of good cheer, this one is official (though my
connection with it is strictly unofficial, ie don't apply to me, I'm the
one who created the vacancy by leaving) and your applications may start
rolling in.  Good luck - the keys for success in getting the job, and
for happiness in it, are IMHO in the order of words in the first
sentence and in the fifth paragraph.


			Massey University
			Department of Plant Biology
			Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to join a small
but vigorous teaching and research department.  The department has
teaching responsibility for basic plant science (botany) and at advanced
level for plant physiology, cell and population biology, plant
biotechnology, molecular systematics and developmental botany.

Major areas of research interest in the department are molecular and
physiological aspects of flower and seed development and germination,
transfer and control of cytokinin genes, chromosome structure, pollen
aeroallergens and allergy, mathematical analysis of DNA sequence data
with applications to questions of phylogeny and biogeography, and the
flora of New Zealand.  The Department has close working links with
Horticultural and Agricultural Plant Science, with the Molecular
Genetics Unit and with the Department of Ecology.

The ideal applicant will have postdoctoral experience and will have a
research interest in any aspect of contemporary plant science preferbly
using techniques of molecular biology.

The appointee will be expected to teach within the area of general
botany, and to undertake research and teaching of advanced levels in
his/her specialist areas.

Applicants interested in a joint teaching/research position within the
department and with neighbouring Government-owned research companies in
the areas of horticultural products, agricultural plant research and
crop and food research are also invited to apply.

Enquiries of an academic nature should be directed to Dr. David
Fountain, Acting Head of Department, telephone +64 6 350 5135, facsimile
+64 6 350 5623, email dwfountain at massey.ac.nz.

Closing date: 18 August 1993.

Reference number DEPT 44/93 must be quoted.

An information package including Conditions of Appointment is obtainable
by telephoning +64 6 356 9099 ext. 7318, or by writing to the address

Applications including a full curriculum vitae and the names and

addresses of three referees with facsimile numbers if possible should be
sent to Mrs V B Bretherton, Personnel Section, Massey University,
Private Bag 11 222, Palmerston North, New Zealand, before the closing
date specified.


Unofficial comment may be had if desired from me ... by email at
cokelly at massey.ac.nz before 2 July, at okellyc at bch.umontreal.ca

Charley O'Kelly
Mad Phycologist

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