[PCA] Herbarium Curator Position - University of Maryland

Maile mneel at umd.edu
Fri Apr 1 14:10:28 CDT 2011

We are currently searching for an herbarium curator for the Norton-Brown 
Herbarium at the University of Maryland.  See below for details.  We 
will be accepting applications until the position is filled.
*Thank you for distributing this announcement widely.

Maile Neel*

Maile Neel
Associate Professor
Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture&
  Department of Entomology
2116 Plant Sciences Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Office Phone (301) 405-9780
Cellular Phone (301) 395-0403
Fax: (301) 314-9308
email: mneel at umd.edu

Lab Website: http://alyxia.umd.edu

*College of Agriculture and Natural Resources*
*Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture*
*RESEARCH ASSOCIATE -- Curator of the Norton-Brown Herbarium*
*/Non-Tenure Track Position-- 12 Month Appointment /*
The Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture (PSLA) 
invites applications for a 12-month non-tenure track position of 
Research Associate who will serve as the Curator of the Norton-Brown 
Herbarium at the University of Maryland, College Park campus.The 
effective start date is no later than July 1, 2011.

The University of Maryland, College Park, MD, is a Land Grant 
institution with research and extension components located in suburban 
Washington, DC and the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The 1300-acre campus 
has excellent research libraries and Metrorail access to national and 
international research institutions and archives, non-profit 
organizations, government agencies, and significant cultural landmarks. 
There are excellent opportunities for collaborative engagement with 
colleagues in plant systematics, ecology, and evolution throughout the 
University and the region.
·Curate the collection that comprises the Norton-Brown Herbarium 
including proper management of specimens to ensure preservation and 
accessibility; supervision of staff and students; managing all requests 
for specimen loans; obtaining, developing, and organizing new 
collections to expand and improve the current collection to increase 
relevancy of the herbarium on campus and to agencies and the public.
·Develop and maintain relationships with non-governmental organizations 
and state and federal agencies that contribute to and make use of the 
Norton-Brown Herbarium including the Maryland Department of Natural 
Resources, US Department of Agriculture, USDA Forest Service, National 
Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Department of Defense.
·Support and facilitate use of the Norton-Brown Herbarium collection for 
research and teaching purposes, including participation in and 
development of novel outreach and educational materials, activities, and 
programs to promote the Norton-Brown Herbarium.
·Seek extramural funding for collection improvement and management in 
collaboration with Norton-Brown Herbarium Director and other appropriate 
·Develop an active research program in the candidate's area of 
expertise.This research program will be funded through competitive 
extramural sources and will include publication of results in peer 
reviewed scientific journals.
·Represent the University of Maryland, College of Agriculture and 
Natural Resources, and Department of Plant Science and Landscape 
Architecture at local, national, and regional professional and 
scientific meetings.
·Other related duties in instructional and research programs as assigned.

·Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in horticulture, plant science, biology, 
or closely related discipline with expertise in plant 
evolution.Acceptable areas within plant evolution include systematics, 
ecological genetics, and micro-evolution.
·Evidence of successful grant proposal writing and publication.
·Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
·A valid driver's license.
·Preference will be given to candidates with experience in herbarium 
curation and to those candidates who have conducted externally sponsored 
·Salary will be commensurate with experience. The University of Maryland 
offers an extensive benefits package.

Candidates must apply online at*jobs.umd.edu. *Please attach the following:
·A letter of application clearly indicating qualifications and goals for 
research, scholarship, and career.
·A complete signed CV.
·Transcripts (an unofficial copy is acceptable for application process).
·Contact information for three (3) professional references.
*/Closing Date: /*Review of application materials will begin *March 15, 
2011*. The search will continue until the position is filled.
Questions may be sent to Dr. Maile Neel, Search Committee Chair (email: 
mneel at umd.edu <mailto:mneel at umd.edu>).

*/The University Of Maryland Is An Equal Opportunity And Affirmative 
Action Employer/*
*/Women And Minorities Are Strongly Encouraged To Apply/*

The link to the job announcement site for application submission is

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