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Evolutionary Biologist position

Paul Hamilton paulh at CC1.UCA.EDU
Tue Nov 5 17:12:44 EST 1996

The University of Central Arkansas has a tenure-track position available
at the Assistant Professor level for an Evolutionary Biologist with
interests in areas such as systematics, population biology,
biogeography, or paleontology.  A Ph.D. is required.

The Department of Biology contains 18 regular faculty, all with the
Ph.D.  These faculty and their areas of expertise are given on the
reverse of this page.  In addition, two M.D.'s and three Ph.D.'s are
Instructors in the department's teaching program.  The Department serves
about 400 undergraduate majors in three major areas of interest:
ecology/evolutionary biology, pre-professional studies, and general
biology.  About 1,500 students per year take the department's General
Education Biology course (with lab).  About 25 students are currently
enrolled in the department's MS programs.

The department's faculty are dedicated to quality teaching.  The
candidate's teaching responsibilities will include a course in
Evolution, contribution to the lower division curriculum, and upper
division electives or graduate courses in the candidate's area of
specialty.  Most of the faculty are actively engaged in research, and
the candidate is expected to maintain an active research program. 
Funding sources of current faculty have included NSF, NIH, American
Heart Association, National Park Service, USDA, EPA, and various state
and local agencies.

The Department of Biology is housed in Lewis Science Center, which
contains over 100,000 ft2, including about 40,000 ft2 which is being
renovated with NSF and university support to provide additional teaching
and research space for the department.  Two current NSF-ILI grants are
contributing to further improvement in our equipment base for teaching
and research.  We have a large greenhouse and hope to double greenhouse
space in the near future.  Every faculty member has a computer and laser
printer, and has ethernet and optical fiber access to mainframe,
library, internet, WWW, etc.  Multiple computer stations are employed in
Cell Biology and Physiology courses, and are being integrated into the
freshman Biology I and II sequence.

Our department strives to maintain the kind of rich collegial
environment where students at all levels feel comfortable and welcome to
explore freely through the various subdisciplines of modern biology. 
Collaboration and cooperation are the rule, and a supportive
departmental atmosphere is the result.

Conway is a prosperous small town  of 35,000 with two small private
colleges in addition to The University of Central Arkansas.  Living here
means easy access to both a large urban center (Little Rock is 30
minutes away) and pristine wild areas such as the Buffalo National
River, and the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains.  The area affords
opportunities for canoeing, fishing, and hunting, and is also rich in
art, handicraft, and folk culture.

Applicants should forward a curriculum vita, statements of teaching
philosophy and research plans, and three letters of recommendation by
December 18, 1996  to Dr. Paul Hamilton, Department Chairperson, at the
address above.  For further information call 501/450-3146 or use E-mail:
paulh at cc1.uca.edu.

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