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BOTANIST: Position Announcement

DAVID W. SCUPHAM dscupham at exodus.valpo.edu
Thu Nov 3 18:43:21 EST 1994

 			Position Announcement

Valparaiso University, located in northwestern Indiana near Chicago, 
invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professorship position 
beginning August 1995. A commitment to undergraduate teaching and research 
is required.  Teaching responsibilities may include botany, field biology, a 
team-taught introductory course, and involvement in an environmental science 
program.  A teaching load of 24 credits/academic year is typical with no more 
than two course preparations/semester. Teaching load credit is given for 
supervising undergraduate research, seminars, and for introductory laboratory 
preparation. Teaching responsibilities may be adjusted to suit a candidate's 
special interest.  The appointee is expected to develop a vigorous teaching 
and research program in botany and to supervise undergraduate research. 
Management of the departmental greenhouse is required.  

The Biology Department at Valparaiso University is housed in the modern Neils 
Science Center.  The department is staffed with eight full-time tenure track 
faculty members, all of whom possess Ph.D. degrees.  Our laboratory program 
is assisted by one part-time M.S. level instructor, as well as a lab 
technician.  Valparaiso University currently enrolls approximately 140 
students who are pursuing the biology major.  Participation of our students 
in undergraduate research projects is encouraged.  The strength of the 
biology program is supported by the fact that over 80% of our graduates in 
the last decade have been admitted to graduate/professional schools or have 
found employment in biology related fields.  Departmental facilities include 
a greenhouse, herbarium, animal care facility, mammalian cell culture 
laboratory and a well equipped electron microscopy laboratory with both 
scanning and transmission microscopes.  

Valparaiso University is located approximately 15 miles south of Lake 
Michigan and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, near the Valparaiso 
moraine.  Regarded by many as the birthplace of succession ecology, the 
dunelands are an invaluable resource for our students and faculty, with 
abundant opportunities to investigate ecological relationships.    

Candidates for this position must possess a Ph.D. degree in botany or a 
closely related field. Prior experience in teaching/research is desirable. 
Also, secondary teaching experience and a knowledge of systematic botany 
would be an asset. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and 
experience. Candidates should be conversant with the values embodied in the 
tradition of Valparaiso University as a Lutheran community.  Women and 
minorities are encouraged to apply.  Applications for this position will 
be reviewed beginning December 1, 1994. Curriculum vitae, three letters of 
recommendation, transcripts, and a brief statement of teaching philosophy 
and research interests should be sent to:

		Dr. David W. Scupham, Chairperson
		Biology Department
		Valparaiso University
		Valparaiso, IN 46383-6494
		Telephone: 219-464-5386 or 464-5369
		DScupham at exodus.valpo.edu

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