Macroecology, Macroevolution, and Models of Biodiversity - Lecturer
The CNRS Research Unit 5174 (EDB; http://www.edb.ups-tlse.fr/) at Paul Sabatier University (Toulouse, France) seeks to complement and build on existing strengths in ecology and evolution by inviting applications ... for a full permanent position at the rank of lecturer.
We seek outstanding applicants engaged in answering broad basic questions to advance the fields of macroecology and macroevolution, with a strong emphasis on the combined application of empirical and theoretical approaches. Preference will be given to applicants with experience and strong interest in field oriented research. Numerous opportunities for collaborative research are available in the Toulouse area through EDB itself and the other research units of the Research Federation 3450 (http://www2.toulouse.inra.fr/ifr40/fr/1_Presentation/index.htm)
Strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level is expected. Note that it is necessary to be relatively fluent in French since teaching is in English at the Master level only. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree and have obtained the formal � Qualification � to apply to French University positions.
The review process will be held in Spring 2012. Official announcements will be posted later but if you are interested, send a CV and a brief letter of interest to Christophe Th�baud (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Biogeography is the study of the geography of life — from physiological, morphological and genetic variation among individuals and populations to differences in the diversity and composition of biotas along geographic gradients. Biogeography provides a holistic understanding of the relationships between the Earth and its biota.
The International Biogeography Society (IBS) was founded in 2001 with the following mission: (1) Foster communication and collaboration between biogeographers in disparate academic fields - scientists who would otherwise have little opportunity for substantive interaction and collaboration. (2) Increase both the awareness and interests of the scientific community and the lay public in the contributions of biogeographers. (3) Promote the training and education of biogeographers so that they may develop sound strategies for studying and conserving the world’s biota.