From: Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, news
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Brian R. Maricle
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 12:37 PM
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Subject: [ECOLOG-L] Assistant Professor: Plant Taxonomy
Position Description: Full time 9-month tenure-track biologist with
specialization in plant or fungal taxonomy. Appointment date: August 2011.
Responsibilities: This position will require teaching Plant Taxonomy to
Biology majors, and other related courses (potentially Mycology), based on
qualifications of the successful applicant and departmental needs. The
successful applicant also will teach introductory biology courses for majors
or nonmajors, General Education courses, and introductory biology labs for
majors. Teaching three different courses per semester is a typical load. The
successful applicant will be encouraged to develop an upper division
specialty course within his/her area of expertise. Emphasis is on teaching
and active participation with students in the classroom and field or
laboratory. Research activity with undergraduates and M.S. students is
expected. In addition, the applicant will be expected to assist with
retention, recruiting, and advising students, and contribute service to the
University and their profession. Experience with herbarium curation is
desirable; the successful applicant is expected to curate plant teaching
collections and has the potential to curate the Elam Bartholomew Herbarium
at the Sternberg Museum of Natural History.
Qualifications: Minimal qualifications include an earned Ph.D. in biology,
botany, or an appropriate subdiscipline (ABD will be considered for
well-qualified applicants). The applicant must provide evidence of teaching
experience and scholarship, for example, teaching evaluations, peer-reviewed
publications, professional presentations, and the ability to acquire
research funding. Other necessary qualifications include strong
communication skills, a commitment to excellence in teaching and advising,
active participation with students, and the ability to develop a research
program that includes students.
Contact: Dr. Brian R. Maricle, Chair of Search Committee, Department of
Biological Sciences, Fort Hays State University, 600 Park Street, Hays, KS
Phone: 785-628-5367, Fax: 785-628-4153, email: [log in to unmask]
Fort Hays State University does not discriminate on the basis of gender,
race, religion, national origin, age, disability, Vietnam era veteran status
or special disabled veteran status in its programs and activities. The
University employs only United States citizens and aliens who are lawfully
authorized to work in the United States. FHSU is committed to the cultural
enrichment of its student body and work force through Affirmative Action and
Equal Education/Employment Opportunity. Members of historically
underrepresented social groups in higher education, women, and persons with
disability or veteran status are encouraged to apply.
Preference will be given to applications postmarked by February 7, 2011. No
electronic applications will be accepted. Applications must include:
1. Curriculum vitae
2. Unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts 3. Statement of
teaching interests and philosophy; this may include supporting documentation
4. Separate statement of proposed research involving students 5. Copies of
representative scholarly work 6. Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of
four references Please do NOT send letters of recommendation at this time.
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Finalists will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal
The Department of Biological Sciences has 12 full-time faculty positions
representing the disciplines of botany, ecology, evolutionary biology,
microbiology, anatomy, and vertebrate zoology. A minimum of eight GTAs
assist with teaching undergraduate labs; an additional six graduate
assistantships are available through the Sternberg Museum of Natural History
and the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, and four graduate fellowships are
available through the department. The Department offers B.S. and M.S.
degrees in biology. Available departmental research resources include a
scanning electron microscope; a newly developed microbiology, cell, and
molecular research lab; extensive aquatic sampling equipment, excellent
computing facilities and technical support; large museum collections; a
1,000-acre tract of native prairie; a new greenhouse; and other related
resources. The Department is housed in the recently renovated (2001)
Albertson Hall, which includes fully mediated classrooms and laboratories.
The Department employs a fulltime lab coordinator and office manager, and a
half-time greenhouse manager.
Fort Hays State University is a state-supported liberal and applied arts
institution governed by the Kansas Board of Regents. It primarily serves the
western one-half of Kansas. Approximately 10,000 students are enrolled in
four colleges (Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Technology, and
Health and Life Sciences) and a Graduate School, which have a combined total
of 340 full-time faculty members. The campus is modern, spacious (4,160
acres), and attractive, and has outstanding museums, galleries, and cultural
and recreational facilities. A unit of the AAUP represents the faculty
through a formal negotiated labor agreement. Kansas State University's
Agricultural Research Center at Hays is adjacent to the campus. Fort Hays
State University is committed to the cultural enrichment of its student body
and work force through Affirmative Action and Equal Education/Employment
Opportunity. Members of historically underrepresented groups in higher
education, women, and persons with disability or veteran status are
encouraged to apply.
Hays, Kansas is a city of approximately 20,000 located roughly midway
between Kansas City and Denver on I-70. It is a regional center serving the
cultural, health, educational, business, service, and transportation needs
of much of western Kansas. Medical and educational facilities are superior.
Manufacturing, medical, education, retail, farming, ranching, and oil
comprise a large part of the local economy.