Developmental Biology faculty position

Ben Waggoner benw at
Wed Nov 3 10:47:47 EST 1999


Department of Biology, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, 
AR 72035

A tenure–track position is available at the Assistant Professor 
level for a Developmental Biologist.  A Ph.D. is required by 
August 2000.

The Department of Biology contains 22 regular faculty, all 
with doctorates.  The Department serves about 400 undergraduate 
majors in three major areas of interest: ecology/evolutionary 
biology, pre-professional studies, and general biology.  About 
1,500 students per year take the department's General Education 
Biology course (with lab), and the department offers several 
large service courses for health science students.  About 25 
students are currently enrolled in the department's MS program, 
and a recent 50% increase in GA stipends should allow the 
program to grow larger.

The department's faculty are dedicated to quality teaching. 
Teaching responsibilities will include an elective course in 
Developmental Biology, opportunity to share a Genetics course, 
contribution to the freshman curriculum, and opportunity to 
develop a graduate course in the candidate's area.  Most of the 
faculty are actively engaged in research, and the candidate is 
expected to maintain an active research program.  Funding 
sources of current faculty have included NSF, NIH, American Heart 
Association, National Park Service, USDA, EPA, and various 
state and local agencies.

The Department of Biology is housed in Lewis Science Center, 
which contains over 100,000 sq--ft, including about 40,000 sq-ft 
which was recently renovated with NSF and university support 
to provide additional teaching and research space.  Two current 
NSF-ILI grants are contributing to further improvement in our 
equipment base for teaching and research, and we have just 
constructed a second 1,700 sq-ft greenhouse.  Every office and 
most labs have ethernet and optical fiber access to mainframe, 
library, Internet, WWW, etc.  Multiple computer stations are 
employed in numerous courses.

Conway is a prosperous small city of 40,000 with two small 
private colleges in addition to The University of Central 
Arkansas.  Living here means easy access to both a large 
urban center (Little Rock is 30 minutes away) and pristine 
wild areas such as the Buffalo National River, and the Ozark 
and Ouachita Mountains.  The area affords opportunities for 
canoeing, fishing, and hunting, and is also rich in art, 
handicraft, and folk culture.  For further information on the 
department, university, and area, check our website:

Our department strives to maintain the kind of rich collegial 
environment where students at all levels feel comfortable and 
welcome to explore freely through the various subdisciplines 
of modern biology.  Collaboration and cooperation are the rule, 
and a supportive departmental atmosphere is the result.  If 
you wish to join us, please submit by January 5th your curriculum 
vita, statements of teaching philosophy and research plans, and 
the names of three references to:  Dr. Paul Hamilton, Department 
of Biology, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR  72035.
(Email: paulh at  UCA is an Equal Opportunity/
Affirmative Action Employer.

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