Mammal, Bird teacher, curator... ~

31 de octubre de 2004

Mammal, Bird teacher, curator...

The Evergreen State College seeks a faculty member with training in ornithology and mammalogy for a full-time position beginning in the 2005-06 academic year. We invite applications from broadly trained biologists with academic training in ornithology and mammalogy and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. Evergreen has a long history of field-based natural history programs that integrate zoology and botany and often include more than twenty field days per quarter. In addition, we support field programs abroad, with emphasis on Latin America. This position involves planning and teaching sixteen-credit, team-taught interdisciplinary programs, as well as programs addressing ornithology and mammalogy individually. The college is located at the south end of Puget Sound, 60 miles south of Seattle; a wide variety of ecosystems are accessible within a day's drive; the thousand-acre campus retains some wildness and borders the Sound. Due to our unique curricular structure, faculty can plan extended field trips as a regular part of their programs.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong curiosity about the natural world, excellence in teaching, and enthusiasm for teaching undergraduate students in an interdisciplinary environment. In addition to teaching natural history in the field, he/she will teach in classroom, museum, and laboratory settings. Other disciplinary responsibilities will include evolution, systematics, ecology, behavior, and general vertebrate biology. A secure grounding in natural history will complete the disciplinary requirements.
Curatorial skills pertaining to a vertebrate museum will require the candidate to demonstrate the ability to prepare study skins of birds and mammals, along with the skills required to prepare and curate specimens of the other vertebrates. She/he will have primary responsibility for managing The Evergreen State College Museum of Natural History, which currently houses some 2000 vertebrate specimens collected over 30 years. The candidate will teach primarily in the undergraduate curriculum, but will have opportunities to teach in the Masters in Environmental Studies program and to supervise undergraduate research in addition to a personal research agenda. We wish to find a person who will mentor our outstanding undergraduate and graduate students and who has research goals compatible with Evergreen's mission to involve undergraduate students in pure and applied research. Although the candidate will be hired for his/her expertise in the advertised opening, faculty are also expected to teach in other areas of academic interest and expertise in interdisciplinary programs.
* Ph.D. in zoology, biology or closely related field.
*Teaching experience.
*Academic training in ornithology, mammalogy, evolutionary biology, organismal biology, and vertebrate zoology (including ecology, behavior, and systematics). *Experience in museum curation.
To send additional application materials or for questions regarding this position, contact:
Faculty Hiring Coordinator
The Evergreen State College
2700 Evergreen Parkway, L-2211
Olympia, WA 98505
Dr. Michael A. Mares
Research Curator
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
2401 Chautauqua
University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK 73072
phone: 405-325-9007
fax: 405-325-7699

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