[PCA] Herbarium Curator Position - University of Maryland
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.
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
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND*
*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
·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
*/Women And Minorities Are Strongly Encouraged To Apply/*
The link to the job announcement site for application submission is
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