Applications should be received by 6 December for full consideration.
ECOLOGICAL PHYSIOLOGY POSITION
Due to retirement of a senior faculty member, the Department
of Life Sciences at Indiana State University will be filling a position
with teaching duties in human anatomy and physiology (primarily
for nursing and physical education majors), effective next fall.
Such positions are typically filled most effectively by broadly-trained
ecological physiologists, although the area of specialization is
open as long as individuals complement existing programs in the
Department. Interactions are possible with plant and cellular physiologists,
parasitologists, medical microbiologists, virologists and
geneticists, as well as faculty in the Terre Haute Center for Medical
However, candidates may find the opportunity to join a growing
and effective program in ecological animal physiology and ecology
particularly attractive. Current ISU faculty include
Charles J. Amlaner, Chair, Department of Life Sciences. Neurophysiology of
sleep in birds, radiotelemetry, wildlife management.
George S. Bakken. Physiological ecology of thermoregulation,
Diana K. Hews. Reproductive endocrinology and behavior in lizards.
Steven L. Lima. Animal behavior, including anti-predator behavior,
habitat perception, landscape and metapopulation biology,
Margaret Moga (Terre Haute Center for Medical Education) Circadian rhythms.
Peter Scott. Pollinator ecology, plant-animal interactions, wildlife management.
John O. Whitaker. Mammalogy, esp. bats. Wildlife management, taxonomy,
ectoparasites, author of Audubon Field Guide to Mammals,
Mammals of Eastern U.S., other books.
The Life Sciences Department occupies a large building which is
nearing the end of a major renovation process which has replaced all
essential services (HVAC, plumbing, electrical, RO water, gas, air,
vacuum, fiber-optic internet, video, telecommunications etc). Most
research laboratories have been renovated. A new controlled-environment
facility for wild animal research is nearing completion. A fully-accredited
laboratory animal facility is located in an addition to the main building.
The large Science Building is shared with other programs, notably
the Department of Geography and Geology. This department
is well equipped for studies involving remote sensing, GIS, etc.
The Geography faculty includes biogeographers who join with faculty from Life
Sciences and other departments on interdisciplinary studies. These
are facilitated by the interdepartmental Center for Biodiversity Studies.
This group has recently completed the Indiana Gap Analysis Project
study for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
THE FORMAL POSITION DESCRIPTION IS AS FOLLOWS
PHYSIOLOGIST - Applications are invited for a tenure-track
position in physiology at the assistant professor level. Area of
research is open to all aspects of physiology. Teaching duties
include a service course on human anatomy and physiology.
Applicants must have a Ph.D., a good academic background in
anatomy and physiology, and a demonstrated record of research
accomplishments. The successful candidate will develop an active
research program involving graduate students (MA and Ph.D.), and
excel in teaching. Applicants should submit a vitae, concise
statements of teaching and research interests, up to three
representative publications, and have three letters of reference
sent to: Dr. Steven L. Lima, Chair, Search Committee, Department
of Life Sciences, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
47809. Further information is available at http://biology
.indstate.edu/dls/. Screening begins December 6, 1997,
continuing until the position is filled. Applications from women
and members of minorities are strongly encouraged. AA/EOE.
George S. Bakken
LSGSB at SCIFAC.INDSTATE.EDU