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Cynthia Morton mortocy at MAIL.AUBURN.EDU
Thu Feb 11 12:38:35 CST 1999

        Auburn University Herbarium seeks a full-time curator. This is a
professional job responsible to provide curatorial management for the
University Herbarium.  The position is to maintain collections and data
bases at national standards which includes, but not limited to identifying,
accessioning, cataloguing, maintaining, and preserving of collections,
along with data basing field-notes and other associated records and
documentation. To build and improve collections and data bases.  To
supervise volunteer helpers and work study students.  To facilitate the
extractions of DNA for selected specimens. Provide public tours and to
assist teachers, students and visiting researchers.  The Auburn University
Herbarium contains about 60,000 specimens of flowering plants and
pteridophtytes, about 1000 specimens of bryophytes and lichens, and about
3000 specimens of fungi, with emphasis on the Deuteromycetes.  This
herbarium is the largest one in Alabama being richest in specimens from
central portions of the state.  The collection houses valuable historic
specimens dating to the nineteenth century including those of E. F.
Andrews, A. W. Chapman, and W. Wolf.  Auburn University Herbarium is
regarded as the State Herbarium for Alabama.  The position requires basic
computer literacy and experience with plant identification. Entry into the
applicant pool requires a 4-year college degree in botany or biology;
however a Master's degree is desired.  Experience in a herbarium setting
and database management skills are also desired. Screening of applications
will begin May 1, 1999 and will continue until a qualified applicant is
identified.  Send curriculum vita (transcripts) a statement of your
qualifications and have three references send letters of support to- Tommy
Waldrop, Employment Specialist, Human Resources, Langdon Hall, Auburn
University, AL  36849.
        Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Auburn University
and the Department of Botany and Microbiology are Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employers.

Cynthia M. Morton
Assistant Professor
Director of the Herbarium
Botany and Microbiology
101 Life Science Building
Auburn, AL 36849

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