Paleonet: Ecologist wanted: DePaul University, Chicago

Shimada, Kenshu KSHIMADA at
Thu Nov 18 16:44:56 GMT 2010

Hi everyone,

This is not exactly a paleo position, but since many subscribers to this
list belong to 'Ecology and Evolution' programs and may know someone who
may be interested in this, I am posting this information here.  Thanks.

Kenshu Shimada, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Environmental Science Program
   and Department of Biological Sciences
DePaul University
2325 N. Clifton Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60614, USA
Research Associate in Paleontology
Sternberg Museum of Natural History
Fort Hays State University
3000 Sternberg Drive
Hays, Kansas 67601, USA


Tenure track position with full benefits to start September 1, 2011

Qualifications: Strong commitment to undergraduate education, with a
broad background in Ecology.  We encourage applications from ecologists
in all areas of the field, using any organismal system, and any modern
approaches including population biology or cell/molecular analysis.
Ph.D. required; post-doctoral training and previous teaching experience

Salary:  Competitive.

Responsibilities:  We are a research-active faculty with a strong
commitment to teaching.  The successful candidate will teach six
course-equivalents per three-quarter year, including some combination
of: introductory biology for non-majors; introductory biology for
majors; sophomore-level ecology; and graduate/advanced undergraduate
course(s) in the candidate's area of expertise.  After the first year,
colleagues participate in academic advising and develop a program of
service to the Department, College and University.  A productive
research program in ecology is required. Start-up funds are provided by
the College.  Competitive research grants are available from the College
and University, and modest departmental support for continuous research
activity is provided.  To further support research activities, the
candidate will be encouraged to seek external funding.

Program:  The Department of Biological Sciences serves approximately 700
undergraduate majors, sponsors M.S. and M.A. graduate programs,
participates in an allied interdisciplinary major in Environmental
Sciences, and provides instruction for the General Education Program.
We are housed in the modern William G. McGowan Science Building, which
provides common major equipment, tissue culture facilities,
environmental chambers, a DNA sequencer, a greenhouse, darkroom,
confocal microscope, and a 2,000 sq. ft. staffed animal care facility.
In January 2009 the campus opened the new Monsignor Andrew J. McGowan
Science Building, uniting Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences,
and Chemistry in a gold-LEED certified wing.  Connected by a
second-floor bridge, this structure includes research labs, teaching
laboratories, classrooms, conference rooms, coffee shop and shared
equipment. Visit for more departmental

Location:  The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, including the
Department of Biological Sciences, is located on DePaul's Lincoln Park
Campus, approximately 3 miles north of downtown Chicago and eight blocks
from Lake Michigan.  The Lincoln Park area is considered to be among the
most desirable residential districts in Chicago.  Public transportation
and freeway access are excellent.

Application:  Review of applications begins December 15, 2010, and will
continue until the position is filled. Please apply online at,
uploading a cover letter along with: 1) a curriculum vita; 2) a
statement of teaching interests including teaching philosophy (2 page
maximum), 3) a statement of research interests (2 page maximum), and 4)
a general list of equipment and supply needs with cost estimates.  In
addition In addition, we request three letters of reference - please
supply the on-line system with the e-mail addresses of three
individuals.  Additional inquiries may be sent to the committee chair,
Dr. Stanley Cohn (e-mail: scohn at  The Department of
Biological Sciences seeks diversity in its faculty.  As an Equal
Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, DePaul University provides job
opportunities to qualified individuals without regard to race, color,
ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age,
marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, housing
status, source of income or military status, in accordance with
applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

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