20 de enero de 2011


The Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (EPHE) anticipates filling a
'Directeur d'Etudes' position (equivalent to full professorship in the
French academic system) at the Centre for Functional and Evolutionary
Ecology (CEFE) in Montpellier, France.

Candidates are expected to develop a research program on the population
and/or community dynamics of terrestrial vertebrates including the impact
of environmental changes in their various aspects under the general
framework of conservation biology. Research should articulate conceptual
approach with field work, and may include evolutionary aspects. Applied
perspectives are strongly expected in relation to the management of
biodiversity. Candidates are also expected to take the leadership of
a group of 10 permanent staff in a term of about two years, and to be
able to collaborate within international networks.

Teaching responsibilities will include ecology, biogeography and
conservation of wildlife, especially terrestrial vertebrates. EPHE holds
a specific national mission targeting students outside the classical
university curricula based on practical teaching, but Master teaching
is also expected. Teaching will be in French.

The review process will be held in Spring 2011, and the position
will begin end of 2011 (pending final decision of French Academy of
Sciences). The candidates should have an HDR diploma (if already working
in France) or equivalent. The official announcement and the list of
requested items for formal application will be posted later on at the
EPHE web site. At the moment, provide only a CV (including teaching
experience and publications) and a letter of interest.

Montpellier is located on the Mediterranean coast of France, and harbours
the largest concentration of evolutionary biologists and ecologists in
France, and one of the largest in Europe.

Contact: Dr. R. Prodon (head of the Ecology and biogeography vertebrates
team) or P. Jarne (head of CEFE), CEFE, campus CNRS, 1919 route de
Mende, 34293 Montpellier cedex, France.

Philippe JARNE

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