LITTLE FERRY, NJ.., October 12, 1996 -- H. Paul Shuch, founding executive director of The SETI League, Inc., has served the membership-supported educational and scientific organization since January of 1995, thanks to the cooperation and support of his employer, the Pennsylvania College of Technology. Penn College was good enough to grant Dr. Shuch a two year leave from his professorial duties, in order to get the new non-profit organization up and running. That leave of absence will end on August 15, 1997, and Shuch will be returning to the classroom. Thus The SETI League is now soliciting applications for the position of Executive Director.
"This is the most exciting, rewarding, and possibly the most important work I've ever done," reports Shuch. "But in the present economic climate one does not give up a tenured full professorship for a soft-money position, not even for a dream job like this one. It is with extreme reluctance that I must now contemplate helping to select my successor."
The Executive Directorship is a full-time position which requires extensive travel. Public relations, microwave circuitry, radio astronomy, fundraising and publications experience are sought, and an active amateur radio background is considered highly beneficial. Salary and benefits will be established commensurate with experience, and of course limited by the financial resources of the organization. Resumes will be entertained until February 15, 1997. In order to provide for adequate training by the outgoing Executive Director, the successful applicant should plan to begin work in May. Dr. Shuch has indicated his willingness to continue serving The SETI League on a consulting basis, to the extent his teaching schedule permits.
SETI scientists seek to determine through microwave and optical measurements whether humankind is alone in the universe. Since Congress terminated NASA's SETI funding in 1993, The SETI League and other scientific groups have been attempting to privatize the research. Experimenters interested in participating in the search for intelligent alien life, or citizens wishing to help support it, should email to join_at_setileague_dot_org, check the SETI League Web site at http://www.setileague.org/, send a fax to +1 (201) 641-1771, or contact The SETI League, Inc. membership hotline at +1 (800) TAU-SETI. Be sure to provide us with a postal address to which we will mail further information. The SETI League, Inc. is a membership-supported, non-profit [501(c)(3)], educational and scientific corporation dedicated to the electromagnetic Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence.
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