The other day I learned of an unexpected temporary vacancy in the zoology department here at UWM (owing to illness of the
incumbent: M Staab) -- teaching elementary genetics and a survey course in zoology, plus evolution in the spring term.
With our youngest child starting school full-time this fall (across the street from the zoology dept!) I had looked forward
to a gradual resumption of a scientific career, but never expected an opportunity to arise so speedily. Since there is a long-standing
job freeze throughout the UW faculties, this was too good to pass up. And with the first day of term only 3 weeks off, there
was no time to lose, so I applied for the opening the next day, and took the liberty of putting you down as a reference without
your prior consent. In listing references I did suggest that it be kept in mind that a number of years had passed since my
years in Madison. (I do not know whether you will be contacted directly or via me).
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Subsequent to my applying, the bookstore tells me that no one has ordered any books or materials for any of these courses,
so -- job forthcoming -- it looks as if it may be a very challenging year!