Two curator-faculty positions in Alaska

Kevin Winker ffksw at UAF.EDU
Wed Oct 6 16:54:18 CDT 2004

Dear all,

      The University of Alaska Museum in Fairbanks, Alaska is pleased to
announce the availability of two tenure-track, Assistant Professor
curatorial positions in Entomology & Botany (see announcement below).
These positions reflect the strong continued support of the University
of Alaska for collections-based science, and we are excited to be
enhancing faculty curator positions while at the same time expanding our
physical facility (to be completed in fall 2005: have a look at

      Please forward this announcement to anyone who might be interested
in these positions; we invite all qualified applicants who are
interested to apply.

Kevin Winker
University of Alaska Museum
907 Yukon Drive
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775
ffksw at



World-class Outdoor Opportunities!

The University of Alaska Museum of the North and the Department of
Biology & Wildlife at the University of Alaska Fairbanks seek qualified
applicants for two tenure-track, Assistant-Professor positions: Insect
Geneticist/Curator of Insects and Curator of the Herbarium. Successful
candidates are expected to: establish a vigorous, extramurally funded
research program complementing the University's programs; curate the
respective collection; teach one course per year (Entomology/Systematic
Botany or a specialized course); and advise undergraduate and graduate
students. The positions will also be associated with the Institute of
Arctic Biology. A newly expanded museum and laboratory, greenhouse, core
laboratory for nucleic acid research, and supercomputer facilities are
available. Opportunities exist to use field areas such as the Bonanza
Creek/Poker Creek and Toolik LTER sites. Preferred applicants will have
a strong background in developing, managing, and using museum
collections and in a specialized research area (which is flexible). An
earned Ph.D. is mandatory, and postdoctoral experience is preferred.
Applicants who can successfully implement their vision for how
traditional collections can be used on the leading edges of science are
especially encouraged to apply. Laboratory space and startup funds are

Further information about the University and Museum is available at,, and
Applications should include: a completed applicant form
(; curriculum vitae; three
letters of reference; and separate summaries of interests and experience
in research, curation, and teaching. Please send complete application
package by 15 January 2005 to Curator of Insects or Curator of the
Herbarium Search, c/o UAF Human Resources, P.O. Box 757860, Fairbanks,
Alaska 99775-7860. Questions about this announcement can be addressed to
Kevin Winker (ffksw at or Molly Lee (ffmcl at

The University of Alaska is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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