[Taxacom] Opening: Curator of Botany (new position)

Peters, Rebecca rpeters at calacademy.org
Wed Oct 17 16:41:40 CDT 2007





John T. Howell Curatorial Chair of Western North American Botany at the 

California Academy of Sciences


The California Academy of Sciences invites applications for the John T.
Howell Curatorial Chair of Western North American Botany. Applications for
this full-time position at the Assistant Curator level are solicited from
individuals with a primary interest in, and commitment to, active field- and
collection-oriented research in the systematics and evolution of plants in
western North America, including California. We seek an individual who will
participate in the diversity of research, educational, and administrative
activities at the Academy; contribute to the maintenance and development of a
major herbarium; and bring complementary or new research techniques to the
Department of Botany. Opportunities for mentoring students are available. 


The Academy's Department of Botany houses a worldwide herbarium of 1.9
million specimens of vascular plants, bryophytes, and lichens. The collection
of flowering plants from California is the largest in existence. Current
collection growth is focused on plants from Latin America, eastern Asia,
Madagascar, and western North America. Major research projects are currently
underway in China, Madagascar, and parts of Central and South America. Other
institutional research resources and facilities include an SEM laboratory,
the Center for Comparative Genomics, and a comprehensive library of
systematic and evolutionary biology. For additional information about the
California Academy of Sciences and its Department of Botany, please visit
http://www.calacademy.org <http://www.calacademy.org/>  and


Candidates must have a Ph.D. and an active research program (or a willingness
to begin such) in plants of western North America. Preference will be given
to candidates who combine traditional, collections-oriented research with
molecular phylogenetic techniques. Salary is negotiable and a generous
benefits package is provided.


Applicants should forward a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae,
description of research goals, copies of pertinent publications, and the
names (along with contact information) of three references by 15 January 2008
to California Academy of Sciences, Human Resources Department #HOWELLcurator,
875 Howard St., San Francisco, California 94103, U.S.A


The California Academy of Sciences is a natural history museum, aquarium,
planetarium, and research institution located in San Francisco. It is an
Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity.      



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