Collections Manager - University of Connecticut

Kent E. Holsinger kent at DARWIN.EEB.UCONN.EDU
Mon Jun 26 09:50:21 CDT 1995

              Manager of Scientific Collections
                  University of Connecticut

The Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of
Connecticut seeks a full-time Collections Manager to maintain and
curate collections of plants and vertebrates used in research and
teaching.  The principal responsibility will be to manage an herbarium
collection with particular strength in the flora of New England and
the Neotropics.  The Collections Manager will also be responsible for
collections of fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.  The
successful applicant will be expected to actively increase holdings in
the herbarium through field collections and exchanges with other
institutions.  Other duties will include placing current specimens and
new acquisitions for all collections into a computer data base,
managing loans to and from all the collections, facilitating the use
of the collections by faculty and graduate students, supervising
student volunteers and employees working in the collections, and
carrying out other departmental duties as appropriate.  Applicants
should have an advanced degree (Master's or Ph.D.) in botany or a
related field, experience in the management of natural history
collections, knowledge of computer data-base management, and an
interest in collection-based research.  Please send a letter of
application, curriculum vitae, reprints of relevant publications, and
three letters of recommendation to Gregory J. Anderson, Head,
Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, U-43, University of
Connecticut, 75 N. Eagleville Road, Storrs, CT 06269-3043.  Review of
applications will begin September 15, 1995 and continue until the
position is filled.  We encourage applications from under-represented
groups, including women, minorities, and people with disabilities.

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