The University of Guam is recruiting for a faculty position that includes collection management and curation of the UOG Herbarium (GUAM). The successful candidate will be required to manage the herbarium (57,000+ mostly vascular plants from Guam and other Western Pacific islands) for research. The herbarium is part of the NSF funded Consortium of Pacific Herbarium and has recently completed specimen digitization. This specimen collection has received virtually no modern systematic work.
Primarily a teaching position, the successful applicant will also be expected to conduct research of regional relevance and we are particularly interested in candidates who can not only manage the herbarium but also use it and develop it in line with current expectations for an internationally recognized botanical resource. Responsibilities will include managing day-to-day operation of a major herbarium that is Polynesian/Micronesian in scope, communicating with colleagues and other herbaria regarding services and collaborations, coordinating with other science Departments in the Museum in planning for and managing of collections, and supervising the activities of student assistants.
The faculty member would be expected to teach students of varying backgrounds, conduct research, and help seek outside funding for building research capacity. The successful candidate will be expected to take up the position as soon as possible.
The herbarium webpage is at
The Official job announcement can be viewed at:
The contact point for anyone interested is Dr. Chris Lobban,