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OU Zoology Department Chair Search

Han Wang hwang at ou.edu
Tue Nov 27 11:33:22 EST 2001

Department Chair 

The <http://www.ou.edu/cas/zoology>Department of Zoology at the 
<http://www.ou.edu/>University of Oklahoma invites applications 
and nominations for Department Chair.  We seek an individual who 
will provide leadership in a large, diverse and growing department 
composed of 34 faculty members (with several open and new lines 
anticipated in the next three years), 12 staff, and about 50 graduate 
students working in a wide array of specialties.  The department 
also serves over 450 undergraduate Zoology majors.  Core areas of 
research emphasis exist within the broad fields of Behavioral 
Neuroscience & Comparative Physiology; Evolution, Ecology & 
Behavior; and Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology.  

As an academic department, Zoology has close ties with three 
organized research units: the 
<http://www.biosurvey.ou.edu/>Oklahoma Biological Survey, the 
<http://www.omnh.ou.edu/>Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of 
Natural History, and the <http://www.ou.edu/uobs/>University of 
Oklahoma Biological Station. In addition, many opportunities for 
collaborative research and instruction exist through the 
<http://www.ou.edu/cas/botany-micro/>Department of Botany and 
Microbiology, the <http://cheminfo.chem.ou.edu/>Department of 
Chemistry and Biochemistry, and the 
<http://www.ou.edu/research/electron/>Noble Electron Microscopy 
Laboratory.  The <http://main.ouhsc.edu/>University of Oklahoma 
Health Sciences Center is in nearby 
<http://okcchamber.com>Oklahoma City, a metropolitan area of 
over 1 million. <http://www.oknorman.org/>Norman (population 
95,700) is a city of tree-lined streets near the Canadian River in 
central Oklahoma. Various natural areas are found within a 125-
mile radius of Norman, including shortgrass to tallgrass prairie, 
Ozark to cypress forests, streams and lakes.  

We seek an integrative scientist with an internationally recognized 
and active research program who is knowledgeable about current 
issues pertinent to the three research areas outlined above and 
who has administrative experience.  Teaching will consist of one 
course per academic year.  

Applicants should send statements of research interests, 
administrative experience and philosophy; curriculum vitae; 
representative reprints; and the names, addresses, telephone 
numbers, and four letters from references, at least one of whom 
can address the candidate's administrative skills, to: Chair Search 
Committee, Department of Zoology, University of Oklahoma, 730 
Van Vleet Oval, Room 314, Norman, Oklahoma 73019.  The 
Search Committee will begin screening applicants on 15 January 
2002 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  

The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative 
Action employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged 
to apply.

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