Job: Assistant Curator, Univ. of Texas Herbarium

Tom Wendt twendt at MAIL.UTEXAS.EDU
Fri May 26 16:55:12 CDT 2000


The Plant Resources Center (PRC) of the University of Texas at Austin,
comprising the University of Texas (TEX) and Lundell (LL) Herbaria and
associated collections, invites applications for the position of Assistant
Curator. A Bachelor's degree in biological sciences, museum studies, or
environmental studies is required.  Preference will be given to candidates
with a Master's degree, at least 3 years of experience (one year with a
Master's) working in natural history collections, demonstrated knowledge of
herbarium management protocols and herbarium specimen preparation,
experience in identification of New World plants, and experience in
database management and in the use of web-based resources.  Supervisory
experience, attention to detail, and organizational skills are strong
assets for this position. The PRC herbaria include over one million
specimens and are especially strong in the floras of Texas, Mexico, and
northern Central America.  The assistant curator will perform or oversee
all aspects of loan activities and will participate, with the curator, in
other day-to-day functions and maintenance of the collections.  Position
starts 1 September 2000 and will pay $2200-2500/month, depending on
qualifications. Application deadline is 21 June 2000.  More information is
available at the University of Texas Job Search webpage at
<http://dpweb1.dp.utexas.edu/pnjobs/> (at bottom of page, in Search by Job
Number field, enter 00-05-19-08-4222).  Applicants must do BOTH of the
following:
  1) submit a brief resume-based application online through the
above-mentioned website  (or, call UT Employment Applicant Services at
1-512-471-3656 or 1-800-687-8086 for alternatives);
AND
  2) send a letter of interest, paper resume (CV), college transcript, and
2 letters of reference to Dr. Tom Wendt, Curator, Plant Resources Center,
Biolabs 311, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712.
The University of Texas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.




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