[Taxacom] job: Associate Professor in Systematic Botany
Bjarte.Jordal at zmb.uib.no
Bjarte.Jordal at zmb.uib.no
Sun Aug 21 03:07:20 CDT 2011
Position as associate professor in systematic botany open at
University of Bergen - the Natural History Museum, see:
Associate Professor in Systematic Botany
A permanent position as associate professor in systematic botany ?
vascular plants, is open at the Natural History Collections (DNS),
Bergen Museum, University of Bergen.
As part of a strategic investment in research in biosystematics at DNS
emphasizing the importance of scientific collections, a position is
offered to an associate professor with research within vascular plant
taxonomy. The applicant must be skilled in classic (morphology based)
as well as in molecular methods. The successful applicant?s research
must be in vascular plant systematics and taxonomy and she or he will
have the scientific responsibility for the vascular plant collections.
Additional duties are dissemination and teaching/supervision.
We are seeking a colleague who holds a Norwegian doctorate degree or a
comparable level in vascular plant systematics, and has achieved the
associate professor level of academic proficiency in this discipline.
Basic teaching training is a requirement. The successful candidate
will be offered appropriate training if this requirement has not been
met before the employment.
A more detailed description of the position and information about
necessary documentation which must enclose the application is
obtainable below or from the Bergen Museum Administration, phone no.
+47 55 58 93 60, e-mail: POST at bm.uib.no?, and/or the head of the
Natural History Collections, associate professor Kari Hjelle,
kari.hjelle at bm.uib.no, and/or curator of the herbarium, professor Tor
Tønsberg, tor.tonsberg at bm.uib.no, phone no. +47 55 58 33 33.
Starting salaries at salary level 57 (code 1011) on the government
salary scale (corresponding to NOK 448.400 per year, following
ordinary meriting regulations (wage levels 57-64). The successful
applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position
at any time.
Applicants must state the works or parts of works they wish to be
given particular attention in the evaluation of their applications.
These should not exceed 10 in number. The application must contain an
overview of the attachments providing the pedagogic qualifications.
The application must contain a complete overview (including a list of
all attachments) of the applicant?s education, earlier positions and
teaching qualifications. Copies of certificates and diplomas,
testimonials and scholarly works with a list of these (in four copies,
sorted in four identical bundles), are to be sent to the University of
Bergen, Bergen Museum, Administration, PO Box 7800, N-5020 Bergen,
In addition the application and CV should be sent via the link ?Apply
for this job? at this website.
Closing date for applications: 15 September 2011
The application must be marked with the annotation: 11/6498
DESCRIPTION OF THE POSITION:
Bergen Museum houses the University of Bergen?s cultural and natural
history collections. Bergen Museum?s activities around these
collections involve sampling, documentation, research, teaching and
dissemination. As a state financed university museum, Bergen Museum
maintains extensive scientific collections of great national and
international significance and is at the same time a regional centre
for scientific competence and dissemination of knowledge. Bergen
Museum is divided into The Cultural History Collections (anthropology,
archaeology, church art, and newer cultural history) and The Natural
History Collections (botany, geology and zoology). There is also a
The Natural History Collections (DNS) has 16 permanent scientific
positions, 1 post doc, 6 PhD candidates, 13 technical positions and 1
administrative position. Additionally the Arboretum and Botanical
Garden with 15 technical/administrative positions are administratively
found within DNS.
For the time being there are three research groups in biology at DNS:
?Biosystematics?, ?Phylogenetic Systematics and Evolution?, and
?Palaeoenvironmental research group?. There is also a close
collaboration with research groups at Department of Biology (BIO).
Researchers at DNS have access to high quality scientific
laboratories, including a DNA laboratory shared with BIO. Additional
to research, the work at DNS is characterized by duties in the
The herbarium (herb. BG) at DNS is situated downtown Bergen and
contains large scientific collections. The vascular plant herbarium is
divided in a Fennoscandian and an extra-Fennoscandian collection and
comprises altogether about 500.000 specimens. There is a great
potential for research based on these collections and the successful
applicant will have the scientific responsibility for the vascular
plant collections; it is expected that through hers/his research these
collections will be further developed. Experience with both classic
(morphology based) and molecular methods are necessary, as is a broad
knowledge of the Nordic vascular plant taxonomy. It is expected that
the successful applicant is going to work with groups of plants that
are represented with species in the Norwegian flora. The person should
have skills in botanical nomenclature and experience through taxonomic
revisions is positive. Today, research in vascular plant taxonomy is
mainly carried out at The Arboretum and Botanical Garden, Milde,
supporting large living collections of plants.
DNS collaborates with Department of Biology and teach in topics such
as taxonomy, phylogenetics, evolution and palaeobiology. The
successful applicant will have to take part in teaching and
supervision within his/hers scientific field. The teaching duties will
vary. Dissemination is important at Bergen Museum and the museum will
during the coming years develop new exhibitions within natural
history. The successful applicant will take part in the dissemination
at the museum and give information and advice to students, researchers
and the general public.
The teaching and dissemination language will normally be Norwegian.
The successful applicant must be able to teach in Norwegian or one of
the other Scandinavian languages within two years of his/her
employmment. Basic teaching competence is also a requirement, but the
successful applicant who does not have such competence at the time of
her/his appointment will be offered training and will be required to
produce evidence of such competence within one year of the date of
appointment. This deadline is extended to two years for a
non-Scandinavian successful applicant.
A permanently employed associate professor has the possibility to
become full professor after application; application deadline is
September 15th every year.
Reference is made to the University's General Regulations which state
that as part of the normal duties of the position, the successful
applicant may also be required to undertake teaching, supervision and
work in connection with examinations in her or his particular field
outside the organisational unit to which the appointment belongs.
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