The College of Life Sciences at Brigham Young University seeks to fill a full time, Continuing Faculty Status-track Professional Faculty position as Herbarium Collection Manager within the M.L. Bean Life Science Museum. Qualified applicants with a PhD, strong taxonomic skills, and experience with fieldwork, collections curation, databasing, and grantsmanship are encouraged to apply. Experience in teaching, mentoring students, and interacting with various government land agencies is highly desirable.
The successful candidate will oversee the day to day operations of the 600,000 + specimens in the herbarium collection, mentor student curatorial assistants, work closely with the herbarium curator in defining collections priorities and seeking extramural support. Teaching responsibilities will include one undergraduate course/year in the Collection Manager s home department. Opportunities for research are also afforded.
Interested persons should apply online at https://yjobs.byu.edu by completing a faculty application, and attaching a current CV, and statements of curatorial and teaching experience and vision. Questions may be directed to: Dr. Leigh Johnson, Herbarium Manager Search Committee Chair, 401 WIDB, Department of Biology, BYU, Provo, UT 84602 or .
The review process will begin June 15, 2012 for this position and continue until the position is filled. Additional department and college information is available at website:http://biology.byu.edu/home. Brigham Young University, an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, national origin, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with disabilities. All faculty are required to abide by the university s honor code and dress and grooming standards. Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Successful candidates are expected to support and contribute to the academic and religious missions of the university within the context of the principles and doctrine of the affiliated church. [Posted 18 May 2012]