Five Faculty Positions and One Postdoc

Danny Gleason dgleason at
Thu Sep 26 12:08:55 EDT 2002

The Department of Biology, Georgia Southern University, invites
applications for five tenure-track Assistant Professor positions and a
postdoctoral visiting assistant professor position. Requirements for
tenure-track positions: proficiency in English, ability to work with
diverse populations. Ph.D. required at the time of application,
postdoctoral experience preferred. We seek applicants who can collaborate
with our faculty, secure external funding and contribute to
the  department's broad research emphasis on coastal biology. In addition
to specific courses listed below, positions require participation in
introductory courses and upper level courses in applicant's area of
expertise. Starting date is 1 August 2003. Salary commensurate with

Vector Ecology: Research should emphasize medical/veterinary entomology.
The individual should be able to collaborate with members of the
University's Institute of Arthropodology and Parasitology. The IAP
undertakes projects on tick systematics, vector biology,
arthropod-borne  diseases, and zoonoses. Search Chair: Dr. William Irby.

Microbiologist: Research area within microbiology is open. Teaching duties
will include microbiology for health professional students. Search Chair:
Dr. Oscar Pung.

Molecular Physiologist: Research area is open but preference may be given
to individuals working with estuarine/marine systems. Teaching duties
include Cellular Biology. Search Chair: Dr. Jonathan Copeland.

Vertebrate Biologist: Research area is open. Applicant should have some
experience curating collections of lower vertebrates. Part of the
assignment for this position will be the curation of the Savannah Science
Museum Herpetological Collection of approximately 35,000 specimens. Search
Chair: Dr. David Rostal.

Plant Biologist: Research area is open. Applicants should be capable of the
field identification of southeastern flora. Teaching duties include plant
taxonomy and possibly plant physiology. Search Chair: Dr. John Averett.

Post-Doctoral Visiting Assistant Professor: Research on function of Na+/H+
exchanger (NHE) function in transporting epithelia. Project focuses on
molecular physiology and expression of NHE in lower vertebrates. This NSF
funded work will be carried out at our home institution and during summers
at The Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory (
Candidate must have background in immunological and immunohistochemical
approaches and organismal physiology. Training in molecular biology
techniques is desirable but not required. Graduate teaching opportunities
possible. Position is currently funded for up to 3 years. Please send CV, a
recent publication, and contact information for 3 references. Screening
begins immediately and continues until position is filled. Search Chair:
Dr. James Claiborne (

The Department of Biology has a commitment to teaching and research
excellence and provides an integrative biology program leading to B.A.,
B.S., and M.S. degrees. The Department has 29 faculty members, 600
undergraduate majors, and 40 M.S. degree
students  ( Department affiliations include the
Institute for Arthropodology and Parasitology, Smithsonian Institution's
National Tick Collection, Savannah Science Museum Herpetological
Collection, Georgia Southern Botanical Garden and Herbarium, and Applied
Coastal Research Laboratory on Skidaway Island. Georgia Southern
University, is the largest
center of higher education in the southern half of
Georgia  (

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and
research interests, and contact information for three references to the
Search Chair (shown above), Department of Biology, Georgia Southern
University, P.O. Box 8042, Statesboro, GA 30460-8042, USA. Application
postmark deadline is 1 November 2002. Georgia is an open records state.
Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA in order to
participate in the search process should notify the search chair. Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.

"Heck, we're invertebrates, my boy!  As a whole, we're
the movers and shakers on this planet!  Spineless
superheroes, that's what we are!"
Father Worm to his son in "There's a Hair in My Dirt -
A Worm Story" by Gary Larson
Daniel Gleason
Department of Biology
Georgia Southern University
P.O. Box 8042
Statesboro, GA  30460-8042

Phone: 912-681-5957
FAX: 912-681-0845
E-mail: dgleason at

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