Terrestrial Plant Ecologist

KenR krrobert at ux1.cso.uiuc.edu
Fri Nov 11 05:43:21 EST 1994

Here is the complete position announcement.  The Illinois Natural 
History Survey is a state agency and we do not use the word 
"tenure" for our scientific positions.  However, this position is a 
full-time, state-supported position, which is essentially equivalent 
to a tenure track position at a university.  This position is at the 
Assistant Professional Scientist level, and at the end of 5-6 years, 
there is a rigorous review to see if the scientist should be promoted 
to the Associate level.  Contact me again if you have more 


Terrestrial Plant Ecologist at the Assistant Professional Scientist 
level (Full-time, State-supported in the INHS Center for 

Champaign, Illinois (University of Illinois campus).

Job Description:
The successful applicant will be responsible for developing an 
independent research program that: (1) incorporates ecosystem, 
community, and/or landscape scale processes, (2) has management 
implications for Illinois ecosystems, and (3) involves field work 
combining both descriptive and experimental approaches.  
Expertise in Geographic Information System technology is 

The Center for Biodiversity acquires and applies information 
pertaining to the diversity of life in order to protect, manage, and 
develop the biotic resources of Illinois in accordance with long-
term environmental goals.  Many scientists with the Center for 
Biodiversity have affiliate appointments at the University of 

Ph.D. degree in plant ecology or related discipline is required.  
Candidates must have: (1) a thorough background in plant biology, 
(2) extensive field experience, (3) the ability to conduct, and to 
attract funding for, indepen-dent research activities, (4) the aptitude 
to express thoughts clearly, both verbally and in writing, to the 
scientific and lay communities, and (5) a record of publications in 
peer-reviewed, nationally recognized scientific journals.

$36,000 to 39,000.  

Vacation equal to 27 days/year plus 11 holidays.  Sick leave equal 
to 12 days/year.  State Universities Retirement System.  State 
Health Insurance.

 March 1995.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by 16 
December 1994.  To apply, submit letter of application, resume, 
and a statement of research interests, and arrange to have three 
letters of recommendation sent.  All materials should be submitted 

Ms. Jacqueline Sanders, Personnel Officer, Illinois Natural History 
607 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL  61820. (217) 244-7790.

Refer inqueries regarding the technical nature of this position to 
Kenneth R. Robertson, Chair, address as above. (217) 244-2171.  
e-mail: krrobert at uiuc.edu

Applicants should note that the Survey operates as a non-smoking 

The Illinois Natural History Survey is an Equal Opportunity 
Employer and an 
Americans with Disabilities Employer without regard to race, age, 
religion, color, 
national origin, sex, or disabled conditions.  

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