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Andy Steinberg andy at
Thu Jul 29 10:37:54 EDT 1999

Assistant Professor of Systematic Entomology
Title:                      Assistant Professor of Systematic Entomology
Appointment:       Academic Year (9-Month)—Tenure Track.  Starting date
September 1, 2000, negotiable.
The position:        We seek a systematic entomologist with laboratory and
conceptual skills in molecular and morphological systematics. Teaching
responsibilities include the Department’s insect taxonomy course,
development of a graduate course in the candidate’s area of expertise, and
participation in the introductory biology series.  Curatorial
responsibilities include overseeing the Department’s insect collection.
Candidates are expected to establish an active, nationally recognized,
externally funded research program, and encouraged to collaborate with
faculty in the department and across campus in studies of comparative
The Setting:          Our department has 12 faculty and 30 graduate
students.  We place strong emphasis on research at the interface of basic
and applied problems, and are committed to a strong community outreach
program.  Cross-disciplinary graduate programs in which the candidate may
participate include Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Molecular and
Cellular Biology.  The University is strong in systematics and has recently
hired a molecular systematist to oversee the new sequencing facility.  The
Massachusetts Museum of Natural History has recently been organized to bring
together the diverse collections on campus and the candidate is expected to
interact with this group.  The University is part of the 5-College
Consortium in the beautiful Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, with
excellent social, cultural and recreational amenities in a rural
cosmopolitan setting.  We are 2 hours from Boston and 3 hours from New York
Qualifications:      A Ph.D. in entomology or a related discipline is
required.  Postdoctoral research experience is preferred.
Salary:                    Competitive and commensurate with qualifications.
To Apply:              Application materials should include a cover letter,
curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, selected
reprints and four letters of recommendation.  The position will remain open
until filled, but to ensure consideration, please submit all materials
before September 15, 1999 to:
Dr. D. N. Ferro, Chair
Entomology Department
102 Fernald Hall
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA  01003-2410, USA
Ph (413) 545-1050
FAX (413) 545-2115
Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.  The University of
Massachusetts is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Fernald Hall
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-2410
Phone: (413) 545-2283 or -1056
Fax: (413) 545-2115
entomology at

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