Position Vacancy in Plant Systematics and Herbarium Director

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The Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez (UPRM, www.uprm.edu/biology) invites applicants for a Tenure-track Position as Assistant Professor in Plant Systematics and Herbarium Director to begin June 15, 2013 or until position is filled. A Ph.D. degree is required, postdoctoral experience desired. Candidates must demonstrate teaching skills for undergraduate courses in General Botany, Plant Taxonomy and the ability to design and develop courses in the area of specialty. The successful candidate is expected to submit proposals for the establishment of an active research program (short, medium and long term). The candidate will also have his/her teaching duties and direct the MAPR Herbarium. The latter involves to: develop a research program in the Caribbean flora, organize and coordinate the exchange program, curate specimens, represent the herbarium in regional meetings, acquire resources to maintain and improve facilities, supervise the herbarium personnel, and supervise maintenance of the MAPR web page. Research collaboration with other faculty as well as both undergraduate and graduate students is desirable. The appointment will consist of 25% herbarium direction and 75% of teaching and research. External funds, when obtained, will allow eligibility for release time and/or additional compensation during the academic year and/or summer. UPRM is a Land-Grant, Sea-Grant, and Space-Grant institution; interaction with faculty and researchers in these fields is encouraged. Puerto Rico represents a suitable setting to develop research in tropical systems, and the University of Puerto Rico stimulates collaboration with active faculty and students in a wide range of the Biological Sciences and Biotechnology. Benefits include health insurance, retirement plan and tuition waivers in the UPR system for immediate family members according to the Certification 50 2011-2012 of the University of Puerto Rico. Knowledge of English and Spanish, or a willingness to learn is required. Please send Curriculum Vitae, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references (by e-mail with hardcopy to follow) by January 15, 2013 to Dr. Nanette Diffoot (nanette.diffoot@upr.edu), Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, Call Box 9000, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 00681-9000. The University of Puerto Rico is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Authorized by the State Electoral Commission, case # CEE-C-12-008 [Posted 23 October 2012]

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