CURATOR OF THE HERBARIUM AND ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - U Alaska

John Demboski ftjrd at aurora.alaska.edu
Tue Jul 13 18:25:16 EST 1999


POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

CURATOR OF THE HERBARIUM AND ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF
PLANT MOLECULAR SYSTEMATICS

    The University of Alaska Museum and Department of Biology and
Wildlife seek qualified applicants for a tenure track position as Curator
of the Herbarium and Assistant Professor.

     The appointee is expected to curate and develop the herbarium,
teach one course per year (systematic botany or course in an area of
specialty), supervise graduate students, and establish a vigorous,
extramurally funded research program complementing evolutionary and plant
biology at UAF. The position will be affiliated with the Institute of
Arctic Biology. The herbarium comprises the largest collection of Alaska
vascular plants. Available facilities (http://mercury.bio.uaf.edu)
include: core DNA laboratory, spatial ecology laboratory, supercomputer, a
modern greenhouse, and collaboration with the Bonanza Creek Long-Term
Ecological Research site. Applicants with experience in managing and using
traditional museum collections; a background in comparative biology and
theory of phylogenetic analysis; and experience in using molecular
techniques are preferred. A completed Ph.D. is mandatory and post-doctoral
experience is preferred.

     A Collection Manager, laboratory space and start-up funds are
included. The appointment should begin in August, 2000. Send applications
including statements of research interest, teaching philosophy, and
curatorial experience, curriculum vitae and three letters of reference by
September 3, 1999 to:

Dr. A. Dave McGuire, Chair, Curator of Herbarium Search Committee,
Biology and Wildlife Department, University of Alaska Fairbanks,
Fairbanks,
Alaska 99775-7000:
Phone (907) 474-7656
Fax (907) 474-6967
E-mail ffadm at uaf.edu

The University of Alaska is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer.






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