The Institute of Earth Sciences (IES) at the Academia Sinica in Taipei,
Taiwan is searching for an outstanding earth scientist as its next
director who can lead the IES into the next millennium to
become a center of excellence in Earth Science research. The initial
appointment, to begin on August 1, 2000, is for three years and renewable.
With an annual operating and research budget of about US$ 6.5 million, the
IES carries out research in areas fundamental to our Earth and its
Existing research efforts center on four areas: seismology, tectonophysics,
geochemistry, and mineral & rock physics. The institute now has 25 research
scientists, 10 postdoctoral fellows, 50 research assistants, and 15 supporting
staff. Currently, there are eight vacancies for the research scientists.
Additional resources for new initiatives can be negotiated. (For more details,
please visit our website

Interested applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, publication list,
a vision statement, and the names and addresses of at least three references
by November 15, 1999 to the Search Committee Chair:
Prof. K. Y. Lo, Director,
Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica, Biochemistry Building, 4F,
Yen Chiou Yuan Rd, Sec. 2, No. 128, Nankang, Taipei 115,
Taiwan, R.O.C.
Phone: 886-2-2652-2020 ext 200;
Fax: 886-2-2788-1106;
Submission electronically is also acceptable. Women candidates are also
encouraged to apply.