Assistant Professor & Curator of the Herbarium
|Hiring Department||AS Biology General Administrative (048F)|
|Academic Location||College of Arts & Sciences|
|Campus||Main – Albuquerque, NM|
|Benefits Eligible||The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.|
|Position Summary||We invite applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Biology and Curator of the Herbarium at the Museum of Southwestern Biology (MSB), a natural history collections facility within the Department of Biology of the University of New Mexico (UNM).
We seek a colleague with demonstrated commitments to (1) collecting and curating natural history specimens; (2) using specimens to address fundamental questions in biology; (3) pursuing a vigorous, externally funded research program; (4) advancing the integration of specimens into the field of botany; (5) achieving excellence in teaching and mentoring; and (6) diversity, equity, inclusion, student access, as well as working with a diverse community.
UNM is both a research intensive university (Carnegie R1) and a minority-majority institution. It is located in Albuquerque, a city with a rich cultural heritage in a biodiverse, scenic landscape. The Department of Biology is family-friendly and comprises ~30 tenure-track faculty members (https://biology.unm.edu/core-faculty.shtml), ~1500 undergraduate majors, a thriving graduate training program, and a vibrant portfolio of extramurally funded research.
The MSB (https://msb.unm.edu/) includes eight organismal collections, each headed by a faculty-curator, managed by a full-time collection manager, and charged with a shared mission: to collect and curate biodiversity specimens and information to advance scientific understanding of earth’s biota over time and space. MSB holds over four million specimens that contribute to >150 scientific publications annually, and it is a leading institution in the use and development of informatics resources (https://arctosdb.org/). MSB’s cryo-collections comprise more than one-half million samples and are heavily used for basic research ranging from genomics to ecology. The MSB Herbarium is a fully digitized and >85% imaged collection of ~140,000 plant specimens, representing >10,700 taxa.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three representative reprints, names of three references, and four two-page statements addressing past, present and future efforts in (1) research, (2) curation, (3) teaching, and (4) diversity and inclusion. A Ph.D. in the life sciences is required at the time of application, and post-doctoral experience is preferred by the start of the appointment. For complete requirements and to submit application materials, see Assistant Professor & Curator Herbarium at https://unmjobs.unm.edu, REQ9663.
For best consideration, application materials must be received by September 16, 2019. Questions related to this posting may be directed to committee chair, Christopher Witt (email@example.com).
UNM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
|Qualifications||Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in the life sciences is required at the time of application
|Application Instructions||Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three representative reprints, names of three references, and four two-page statements addressing past, present and future efforts in (1) research, (2) curation, (3) teaching, and (4) diversity and inclusion.
Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.
|For Best Consideration||For best consideration, please apply by 9/16/2019. This position will remain open until filled.|