[Taxacom] Curator position Plant Resources The University of Texas

Beryl B Simpson beryl at austin.utexas.edu
Thu Nov 20 13:58:45 CST 2014

Curator of Vascular Plants
Plant Resources Center, The University of Texas at Austin
The Plant Resources Center (PRC) of The University of Texas at Austin seeks applications for the Position of Curator of the combined University of Texas (TEX) and Lundell (LL) herbaria that contain over a million vascular plant specimens.  The Plant Resources Center is an independent Organized Research Unit within the College of Natural Sciences with strong ties to the faculty and students in the Department of Integrative Biology, the Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior and the Plant Biology Graduate Programs.  A Ph.D. in Biology or Museum Studies is required by the start date of the appointment. The position is a research staff position.  The duties of the Curator are to:
 •Oversee the day-to-day activities and service functions of the herbaria, supervise the curatorial assistant, part-time student workers, and volunteers, and provide relevant assistance to faculty and graduate students on their research projects;
•Oversee and develop the PRC website and the maintenance and expansion of existing specimen databases with the ultimate goal of having specimen label data and images for all collections in a central database whose information can be queried and retrieved through the PRC website;
•Oversee shifting and moving of the collections and participate in UT courses by providing lectures and tours on the functions of an herbarium, and;
•Help prepare and submit collection improvement grants including those for physical renovations, digitization and imaging, and digital dissemination of specimen data and images.
It is expected that the person hired will receive grant-writing status that allows submission of grant proposals as a PI.
Applicants should provide pdf files that include the following: (1) Curriculum vitae; (2) Letter of interest that addresses current and previous curatorial experience, future curatorial vision, and research interests; and (3) Contact information for three references.  Applicants will not be formally considered until the online application is completed at https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/141111010606; the job posting number is 141111010606. Application materials must be uploaded to the website.
Review of applications will begin January 1, 2015 and continue until a suitable applicant is identified.  Contact Beryl Simpson (beryl at austin.utexas.edu<mailto:beryl at austin.utexas.edu>) for further information.
The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity at all levels. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 Rules).

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