Call for Applications, Positions Available

Calls for Applications

The Rupert Barneby Award

The New York Botanical Garden invites applications for the 1998 Rupert Barneby Award. The award of $1,000.00 is to assist researchers to visit the New York Botanical Garden to study the rich collection of Leguminosae. Anyone interested in applying for the award should submit their curriculum vitae and a detailed letter describing the project for which the award is sought. Travel to NYBG should be planned for sometime in 1999. The letter should be addressed to Dr. James L. Luteyn, Institute of Systematic Botany, The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY 10458-5126 USA, and received no later than December 1, 1998. Announcement of the recipient will be made by December 15th. Anyone interested in making a contribution to The Rupert Barneby Fund in Legume Systematics, which supports this award, may send their check, payable to The New York Botanical Garden, to Dr. Luteyn.

The Furniss Foundation/American Orchid Society Graduate Fellowship

The American Orchid Society solicits applications from graduate students working towards their Ph.D. degree on orchid related dissertations for The Furniss Foundation / American Orchid Society Graduate Fellowship ($9,000 per annum for up to three years). Interested candidates should submit an outline of their project, college transcript, a letter of recommendation from their chairperson, and a brief, one page statement of the value of their project and its impact on the future of orchidology. The deadline for submission is September 1, 1998. The successful candidate will be notified by November 15, 1998. Send applications to the American Orchid Society, attention Ms. Pam Giust, 6000 South Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33405-4199.

Bullard Fellowships in Forest Research Harvard University

Each year Harvard University awards a limited number of Bullard Fellowships to individuals in biological, social, physical and political sciences to promote advanced study, research or integration of subjects pertaining to forested ecosystems. The fellowships, which include stipends up to $30,000, are intended to provide individuals in mid-career with an opportunity to utilize the resources and to interact with personnel in any department within Harvard University in order to develop their own scientific and professional growth. In recent years Bullard Fellows have been associated with the Harvard Forest, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and the J.F. Kennedy School of Government and have worked in areas of ecology, forest management, policy and conservation. Fellowships are available for periods ranging from four months to one year and can begin at any time in the year. Applications from international scientists, women and minorities are encouraged. Fellowships are not intended for graduate students or recent post-doctoral candidates. Further information may be obtained from: Committee on the Charles Bullard Fund for Forest Research, Harvard University, Harvard Forest, P.O. Box 68, Petersham, MA 01366 USA. Annual deadline for applications is February 1.

American Philosophical Society Grants

The American Philosophical Society makes grants towards the cost of scholarly research in all areas of knowledge except those where support by government or corporate enterprise is more appropriate. Projects likely to culminate in scholarly publications are preferred; projects in the creative or performing arts, for the general readership, and educational materials for classroom use are not eligible.

Grants cover travel to the objects of research, purchase of photoreproductions of documents, and consumable professional supplies not available at the applicant's institution. The Society makes no grants for study, salary replacement, travel to conferences, consultation with other scholars, assistance with data entry, publication or translation, or the purchase of permanent equipment, telephone calls or stationery.

Eligibility: Applicants are expected to have held the doctorate for at least one year. Foreign nationals applying from abroad must state precisely what objects of research, only available in the United States, need to be consulted.

Amount of award: averages $3,000; $6,000 maximum. In accordance with federal regulations, a 1099 miscellaneous income form will be issued for all grants that exceed $600.

Deadlines: March 1 for decisions by mid-June, October 1 for decisions by mid-January, and December 1 for decisions by mid-March.

Obtaining forms: Written requests for forms must indicate eligibility, specify the area of research, and state the proposed use of grant funds. Include a self-addressed mailing label. Telephone requests for forms cannot be honored. Write to Committee on Research, American Philosophical Society, Independence Mall East, 104 S. 5th Street, Philadelphia PA 19106-3387.

Questions concerning the eligibility of a project or applicant are accepted at (215) 440-3429 (M, T, Th, F 9-5; W 9-1) or via e-mail to Information, directions, and forms are also available through Acrobat Reader at the Society's website,

Timothy C. Plowman Latin American Research Award

The Botany Department at The Field Museum invites applications for the 1999 Timothy C. Plowman Latin American Research Award. The award of $1500.00 is designed to assist students and young professionals to visit the Field Museum and use our extensive economic botany and systematic collections. Individuals from Latin America and projects in the field of ethnobotany or systematics of economically important plant groups will be given special consideration.

Applicants interested in the award should submit their curriculum vitae and a detailed letter describing the project for which the award is sought. The information should be forwarded to the Timothy C. Plowman Award Committee, Department of Botany, The Field Museum, Roosevelt Rd at Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2496 USA and received no later than 31 October 1998. Announcement of the recipient will be made no later than 31 December 1998.

Anyone wishing to contribute to The Timothy C. Plowman Latin American Research Fund, which supports this award, may send their checks, payable to The Field Museum, c/o Department of Botany, The Field Museum, Chicago, IL 60605-2496 USA. Make certain to indicate the intended fund.

Positions Available

Plant Anatomy/Vascular Plant Morphology and/or Paleobotany
Brigham Young University

TITLE: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, Department of Botany and Range Science, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.

DESCRIPTION: We seek applicants for a tenure-track position in Plant Anatomy/Vascular Plant Morphology and/or Paleobotany. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate courses in introductory botany, plant anatomy, vascular plant morphology, and graduate courses in their specialty. The successful candidate may also have an opportunity to teach general biology. We expect a strong commitment to teaching, development of an outstanding research program, and careful undergraduate student advisement.

QUALIFICATIONS: 1) A Ph.D. with an emphasis on plant anatomy/plant morphology. 2) A commitment to excellence in teaching and training of undergraduate and graduate students, and an active research program.

APPLICATION MATERIALS: 1) Curriculum vitae. 2) Updated transcripts. 3) A statement of research interests, goals, and current research activities. 4) Copies of publications, grant applications, and/or manuscripts. 5) A description of teaching philosophy and experience. 6) Letters of reference from at least three persons to be submitted by the closing date to Bruce N. Smith, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Botany and Range Science, 401 WIDB, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602. 7) A complete FACULTY POSITION VACANCY FORM, which may be obtained upon request (email: or 801-378-4885 or FAX 801-378-7499). 8) If applicants have questions, please contact Professor Smith.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applicants will begin October 1, 1998.

Brigham Young University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin or veteran status, or against qualified individuals with disabilities. All employees are required to abide by the standards of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Strong preference is given to LDS applicants.

Environmental Horticulture-Nursery and Floriculture Crops
University of California, Riverside

Assistant level Cooperative Extension (CE)/ Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) academic career track appointment (11 months). The Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside, is recruiting for a position in the area of Environmental Horticulture-Nursery and Floriculture Crops. Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a plant science discipline with expertise in areas such as soil and water science, plant stress physiology, pest management, restoration horticulture, post-harvest handling of crops, and plant improvement. Postdoctoral experience is desirable. The position has a major CE research and education component and also an AES research component. The successful candidate is expected to provide strong leadership, collaboration, and support in mission-oriented research and educational activities related to nursery and floriculture production and cropping systems in California. Activities include: 1) planning and establishing statewide extension programs addressing important nursery and floriculture production concerns for exotic and native species; 2) conducting an extramurally funded research program that addresses the needs of industry; and 3) providing program leadership, technical assistance and in-service training for UC County Farm Advisors and for appropriate industry and consumer clients. Funding opportunities exist from State and Federal agencies, California nursery and horticultural industries, and private individuals and groups.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, transcripts, and the names and addresses of at least three references to: Dr. Elizabeth M. Lord, Chair, Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside, CA 925210124, E-mail: <>, Fax: (909) 7874437, Web Site: <> Deadline: Review of files will begin in October of 1998, and will continue until the position is filled. Position Available: January 1, 1999.

The University of California, Riverside is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Ecological Plant Physiology
Stephen F. Austin State University

Tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. Must have a Ph.D. in (environmental) plant physiology and be qualified to teach plant physiology with an ecological emphasis, introductory botany, introductory biology and advanced courses in area of interest (ex., stress physiology and ecophysiology). Knowledge of current methods of investigation and of biological experimental design and analysis desired. Post-doctoral experience preferred. Must participate in graduate program and establish a modest research program. Salary $35,000 for nine months. Review of applicants will begin immediately, with a deadline of October 5, 1998 or until Position is filled. Starting date: August, 1999. Applicants should request application form at address below or click here to access forms: biologypositions.html. Send completed application, curriculum vita, transcripts, three letters of recommendation and a statement of teaching and research philosophies and career objectives to: Dr. Don A. Hay, Chair, Department of Biology, Box 13003, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3003. (409) 468-3601. Email: EO/AA Employer. Applications subject to disclosure under Texas Open Records Act.

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