NANFA-- FW: [NHCOLL-L:1095] Job Announcement: Ichthyologist

Denkhaus, Robert (DenkhaR_at_Ci.Fort-Worth.TX.US)
Tue, 17 Jul 2001 09:40:02 -0500

Rob Denkhaus
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
"El muerto a la sepultura, el vivo a la travesura"
"The dead to burial, the living to mischief"

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From: c-mayer2_at_UIUC.EDU
Sent: Monday, July 16, 2001 2:04 PM
Subject: [NHCOLL-L:1095] Job Announcement: Ichthyologist


Ichthyologist at the Assistant or Associate Professional Scientist
level, Illinois Natural History Survey, Center for Biodiversity
(State funded, full-time).

The Illinois Natural History Survey (INHS), a division of the
Department of Natural Resources, is an Affiliated Agency of the
University of Illinois located on the Urbana-Champaign campus. The
scientists within the Center for Biodiversity conduct research on a
broad range of questions concerning biodiversity and management of
biological resources. Scientists at the Illinois Natural History
Survey have full access to campus facilities and resources and may
hold affiliate appointments in university departments, supervise
graduate students, and have opportunities for teaching.

Job description: The ichthyologist will conduct research on
systematics of non-game freshwater fishes with applicability to
Illinois and the midwestern United States. Research focus must
include one or more of the following: molecular and/or morphological
phylogenetics, taxonomy, phylogeography, or conservation biology. An
emphasis on collections-based research is preferred. The
ichthyologist is expected to publish research results in scientific
literature, obtain external funding, curate the INHS ichthyological
collection, participate in education and outreach activities, serve
on INHS/DNR committees, and interact with colleagues and students at
the University of Illinois.

Qualifications: Requires a Ph.D. (by starting date) in ichthyology or
related field with emphasis on one or more of the above research
areas and a demonstrated organismal focus. Research experience and
interests that complement research programs in the Center for
Biodiversity, and that can be applied to biological issues in
Illinois and the Midwest, are preferred. The ichthyologist must
possess and maintain a record of frequent publication in
peer-reviewed, nationally recognized scientific journals; demonstrate
abilities to plan, attract funding for, conduct, supervise, and
evaluate research activities; and have an affinity for cooperative or
interdisciplinary research with other INHS Centers, other units of
the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and academic
institutions such as the University of Illinois. The position
requires interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively
with other scientists, technicians, and support staff. The
ichthyologist must be able to make sound judgements and articulate
professional opinions in writing and in person to granting agencies,
the scientific community, and the general public. Post-doctoral
experience is preferred for appointment as Assistant Professional
Scientist; required for Associate Professional Scientist. For
appointment as Associate Professional Scientist, the incumbent must
also have received tenure from an academic institution or passed the
equivalent promotion review at a relevant government or research
agency, or demonstrate equivalent qualifications.

Salary: $45,000 - $47,000 (Assistant Professional Scientist);
$53,000 - $55,000 (Associate Professional Scientist)

Benefits: Generous vacation/sick leave/personal/paid holidays. State
Universities Retirement System. State sponsored group health,
dental, vision, and life insurance.

Application: To ensure full consideration, applications should be
received by August 24, 2001. To apply, submit cover letter, CV, a
statement of research interests, and three (3) professional letters
of reference to: Sue Key, Human Resources Manager, PRF# 888, Illinois
Natural History Survey, 607 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 244-7790.

Technical questions regarding the position should be referred to Dr.
Chris Dietrich, Search Chair, phone: (217) 244-7408;

Applicants should note that this position is exempt from the State
Personnel Code and is under the Board of Natural Resources and
Conservation (BNRC) and follows BNRC policies and procedures. This
is not a Bargaining Unit position nor a Merit Comp position.

The Illinois Natural History Survey does not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, or handicap in
admission to or treatment or employment in programs of activities in
compliance with the Illinois Human Rights Act, the Illinois
Constitution, Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Section 504 of
the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the U.S. Constitution.

Kevin S. Cummings
Illinois Natural History Survey
607 E. Peabody Drive
Champaign, IL 61820

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