April 28, 1994
Enclosed are announcements for two positions that I hope you will bring to the attention of
1) During September of 1994, the Department of Genetics at the University of Georgia will
advertise a new, tenure-track assistant professorship in the area of Evolutionary Genetics/
Macroevolution. We are especially interested in individuals who will add a broad evolutionary
perspective (empirical, theoretical, or preferably both) to the department, and thereby
complement our existing strengths in population and ecological genetics. We are seeking someone
who will be broadly interactive with students and faculty in the areas of evolutionary genetics,
macroevolution, evolutionary ecology, behavioral evolution, or perhaps evolutionary systematics.
Candidates should combine a strong conceptual focus with empirical field or laboratory research.
In addition to establishing an active research program, the successful candidate will contribute to
teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels in the areas of Biology and Evolution.
Members of our faculty with research interests related to the area of the appointment include:
Wyatt Anderson-- population genetics
Jonathan Arnold-- mathematical and statistical genetics
Mike Arnold-- ecological genetics
Marjorie Asmussen-- theoretical population genetics
John Avise-- molecular evolutionary genetics
James Hamrick-- ecological genetics
John McDonald-- molecular evolution
Ken Ross-- population genetics and sociobiology
Ron Chesser-- ecological genetics
Mike Smith-- ecological and population genetics
2) The second position is for a postdoctoral associate in my lab. I am looking for someone
with a strong background in molecular laboratory techniques who also has a keen interest in
population genetics and evolution.
John C. Avise
Chair, Search Committee
FACULTY POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
POSITION: Assistant Professorship, tenure track.
STARTING DATE: September 15, 1995.
CLOSING DATE: Applications should be postmarked by November 15,
RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop an active research program that combines a
strong conceptual orientation with empirical field or
laboratory research in evolutionary genetics,
macroevolution, evolutionary ecology, behavioral
evolution, or perhaps evolutionary systematics.
Teaching responsibilities will involve participation
in graduate courses, as well as in Evolution and
Biology courses at the undergraduate level.
QUALIFICATIONS: A PhD is required and postdoctoral experience
SALARY: Negotiable and competitive.
APPLICATION: A letter of application should be accompanied by a
curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research and
teaching interests, and selected reprints.
Applicants should arrange to have three letters of
recommendation sent directly to the address below.
SEND TO: Evolutionary Genetics Search Committee
Department of Genetics
University of Georgia
Athens, GA. 30602-7223
The University of Georgia is an
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
MOLECULAR POPULATION GENETICS
Available July 1, 1994 or January 1, 1995 to develop and utilize new
laboratory approaches to generate molecular markers in the study of
ecological or evolutionary genetics. Preference will be given to candidates
who combine strong laboratory skills in molecular genetics (e.g., nuances of
PCR, micro-satellites, DNA fingerprinting, RFLP analyses) with backgrounds
in ecology, evolution, or population genetics. Send curriculum vitae, a brief
statement of research interests, selected reprints, and three letters of
recommendation to: Dr. John C. Avise, Postdoctoral Position,
Department of Genetics, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.
30602-7223. Application deadline is November 15, 1994.
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action