I urge any of you that fit the second position listed here (microbial
molecular geneticist) to apply. This position was advertised in Science and
Nature last week. The Departments of Biology (my department) and Molecular
Biology will be fusing into a single Department of Biological Sciences over
the next two years to form a vibrant, diverse department.
Dept. of Biology
The Department of Molecular Biology at Vanderbilt University seeks
candidates to fill two tenure-track faculty positions at the level of
assistant professor. For one of these positions, we are seeking a
structural biologist or molecular biophysicist. We encourage applications
from candidates who use x-ray crystallography to study macromolecular
structure and function. For the second position, we are seeking a molecular
geneticist with preference for candidates working with microbial systems.
Applicants in related areas of molecular biology that complement the
interests of our current faculty might also be considered. (For information
about Vanderbilt and the Department, visit our Web site at http://www.
molbio.vanderbilt.edu.) The central criteria are excellence of record and
the promise of future excellence in research and in teaching molecular
biology at undergraduate and graduate levels. Women and minority candidates
are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants should send a letter of
application indicating to which of the positions s/he is applying, together
with a curriculum vitaeand a statement of current and future research
interests, and should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be
sent to Prof. James V. Staros, Chair, Department of Molecular Biology,
Vanderbilt University, Box 1820 Station B, Nashville, TN 37235 U.S.A.
Review of applications will begin October 15, 1998, and will continue until
the position is filled. Vanderbilt University is an affirmative
action/equal opportunity employer.