[Taxacom] Curator position, University of Washington

Richard Olmstead olmstead at u.washington.edu
Thu Oct 11 13:39:17 CDT 2007

The Burke Museum and the Department of Biology are searching for a 
new faculty member who will bear the title "Curator of Genetic 
Resources" in the Museum.

Here is the complete job ad:

Assistant Professor/Curator, Genetic Resources
University of Washington

The University of Washington is seeking applications for a 
tenure-track faculty position to serve as academic curator of genetic 
resources at the Burke Museum (http://www.burkemuseum.org) and as a 
faculty member in the Biology Department.  Appointment is anticipated 
at the Assistant Professor rank.  In exceptional circumstances, 
appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level may be 
considered for candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to 
mentoring underrepresented students in the sciences.  Ph.D. required 
by date of appointment.  University of Washington faculty engage in 
teaching, research and service.

The successful candidate should conduct externally-funded research in 
such areas as molecular systematics, evolution, or ecology at the 
population or phylogenetic level.  He/she should exhibit expertise in 
collection and use of tissue samples, including, but not limited to 
DNA, in their research, contribute to the continued development of 
the genetic resource collections, as well as the growth of organismal 
collections in the taxon of the candidate's specialty, guide student 
research based on those collections, and promote general scholarly 
and community access to collections.  The Burke Museum has one of the 
best bird and mammal tissue collections in the country with an active 
loan program to researchers around the world.  In addition, 
significant tissue and DNA collections of other groups (e.g., plants) 
await integration into the collection.  This position is open to 
anyone working on any group of organisms; we seek someone with 
experience in collection and preservation of tissue and DNA and who 
will work to further develop the collections and seek funding to 
update and expand the facilities at the museum.  A Collections 
Manager position is in place to assist with the operations of the 

Send CV, descriptions of research/teaching interests, three letters 
of reference, and reprints (.pdf) of three recent publications to 
http://www.burkemuseum.org/curator/.  Priority will be given to 
applications received before November 15, 2007. 

The University of Washington is building a culturally diverse faculty 
and strongly encourages applications from women and minority 
candidates.  The University of Washington is an Equal 
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

For more information contact Richard Olmstead (olmstead at u.washington.edu).

Richard Olmstead
Professor of Biology and Herbarium Curator, Burke Museum
Department of Biology		For express mail services:
Box 355325				Department of Biology
University of Washington			Hitchcock Hall Rm 423
Seattle,  WA  98195-5325			University of Washington
USA					Seattle, WA  98195

Office: 206-543-8850
lab:            206-543-6594
herbarium:      206-543-1682
FAX:            206-685-1728
email:          olmstead at u.washington.edu     

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