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Job Announcement: Yale Chair of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Here's an job announcement that's also interesting as a news item. Does
anyone have any information about this new department, what it might mean
for the Peabody Museum and the fate of organismal biology at Yale?

Norm MacLeod



Yale University announces the creation of a Department of Ecology &
Evolutionary Biology in its Faculty of Arts & Sciences. The new department,
expected to grow substantially in the year to come, augments Yale's
longstanding institutional strengths in the:

Peabody Museum of Natural History

A major research museum housing over 11 million specimens

School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

The nation's oldest forestry school which, while retaining its original
mission, serves today as a meeting ground for environmental sciences and
policy and a training ground for environmental managers

FAS Department of Anthropology, Geology & Geophysics, and Biology

With groups in primatology; global climate change and paleontology; and
molecular, cellular, developmental, neuro-biology and genetics,

Institute for Biospheric Studies

An Interdisciplinary research and education unit, sponsoring centers for
Computational Ecology, Earth Observation, Ecosave and Global Change and
administering the newly endowed Dorothy and Gayford Donnell Post-doctoral
Fellows in Biodiversity

The new department will be housed in recently renovated facilities in
Osborn Memorial Laboratory and will join groups from the above-listed units
in a new $30 million Environmental Science Facility. This new facility will
provide laboratory space and collection-based teaching facilities for
anticipated new faculty recruitments.

Yale University is seek an outstanding scholar and educator to Chair the
new unit. We are seeking experienced candidates studying whole organisms or
ecological systems. The President and Provost invite nominations of
suitable candidates, forwarded to: Provost Alison Richard, EEB Chair
Search, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520-8236.

Yale University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Nominations of minority, women and candidates with disabilities are
especially welcome.

Dr. Norman MacLeod
Micropalaeontological Research
N.MacLeod@nhm.ac.uk (E-mail)

Address: Department of Palaeontology, The Natural History Museum,
         Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD

Office Phone: 0171-938-9006
Dept. FAX: 0171-938-9277
E-mail: N.MacLeod@nhm.ac.uk