Position Vacancy - Director of U.B.C. Botanical Garden

Daniel Mosquin mosquin at INTERCHANGE.UBC.CA
Thu Apr 12 16:11:23 CDT 2001

Director of the U.B.C. Botanical Garden and Centre for Horticulture

The Faculty of Agricultural Sciences at The University of British Columbia
wishes to appoint a Director of the Botanical Garden and Centre for Horticulture
effective January 1st 2002 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The 28 hectare (70 acre) Botanical Garden (http://www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org) is
located at the southwest corner of the University campus.  The collections,
which are supported by an active nursery facility, include more than 15,000
accessions from approximately 11,000 taxa organized in Asian, Alpine, British
Columbia Native, Winter, Food, Herbaceous Perennial, and Physick collections,
and the Nitobe Memorial Garden, which is located at the northwest corner of the

The Botanical Garden and Centre for Horticulture has 17 full time staff members,
including 8 academic positions, up to 12 seasonal employees, and a very active
volunteer organization (Friends of the Garden).

The successful candidate will have a strong scientific background in plant
biology and a professional record of activity in the plant sciences and/or core
functions of botanical gardens.  Appointment will be to the rank of Associate or
Full Professor in the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences.

The Director will bring vision, leadership and strong administrative and
management skills to the position. Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability
to work collegially with staff and volunteers are essential.  The Director will
be expected to lead the expansion of research programmes and the world-renowned
Plant Introduction Scheme of the Botanical Garden, and to strengthen links
between the Garden/Centre, and the international botanical garden community, the
university and the horticulture industry in British Columbia.

Interested persons should submit a position statement about future directions
for a university botanical garden, a CV and list of publications, a description
of current research activity, and the names of three referees to Dean Moura
Quayle, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, 248-2357 Main Mall, University of
British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6T 1Z4 (agdean at interchange.ubc.ca).
Screening of applications will begin on May 1st 2001 and will continue until the
position is filled.  UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to
employment equity.  All qualified persons are encouraged to apply.  In
accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to
Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Daniel P.K. Mosquin

University of British Columbia
 Botanical Garden
6804 Southwest Marine Drive
Vancouver, B.C., Canada
V6T 1Z4

Fax: 604-822-2016
mosquin at interchange.ubc.ca

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