We invite applications for a tenure-track
position as Assistant Professor of Biology and Curator of Herpetology at the
Museum of Southwestern Biology (MSB), a natural history collections facility
within the Department of Biology of the University of New Mexico (UNM).
We seek a colleague with demonstrated commitments to (1)
collecting and curating natural history specimens; (2) using specimens to
address fundamental questions in biology; (3) pursuing a vigorous, externally
funded research program; (4) advancing the integration of specimens into the
field of herpetology; (5) achieving excellence in teaching and mentoring; and (6)
diversity, equity, inclusion, student access, as well as working with a diverse
UNM is both a research intensive
university (Carnegie R1) and a minority-majority institution. It is located in
Albuquerque, a city with a rich cultural heritage in a biodiverse, scenic
landscape. The Department of Biology is family-friendly and comprises ~30
tenure-track faculty members (https://biology.unm.edu/core-faculty.shtml),
~1500 undergraduate majors, a thriving graduate training program, and a vibrant
portfolio of extramurally funded research.
The MSB (https://msb.unm.edu/)
includes eight organismal collections, each headed by a faculty-curator,
managed by a full-time collection manager, and charged with a shared mission:
to collect and curate biodiversity specimens and information to advance
scientific understanding of earth's biota over time and space. MSB holds over
four million specimens that contribute to >150 scientific publications annually,
and it is a leading institution in the use and development of informatics
MSB's cryo-collections comprise more than one-half million samples and are
heavily used for basic research ranging from genomics to ecology. The MSB
Collection of Amphibians and Reptiles is a fully digitized collection of ~100,000
specimens, with a strong history of supporting research on ecology,
systematics, and conservation biology.
Applicants should submit a cover
letter, curriculum vitae, three representative reprints, names of three
references, and four two-page statements addressing past, present and future
efforts in (1) research, (2) curation, (3) teaching, and (4) diversity and
inclusion. A Ph.D. in the life sciences is required
at the time of application, and post-doctoral experience is preferred before
the start of the appointment. For
complete requirements and to submit application materials, see Assistant Professor and Curator of Herpetology at https://unmjobs.unm.edu,
For best consideration, application
materials must be received by September 16, 2019..
Questions related to this posting may be directed to committee chair, Joseph Cook, email@example.com.
UNM is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator. Women and
underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
|Application Instructions||Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three representative reprints, names of three references, and four two-page statements addressing past, present and future efforts in (1) research, (2) curation, (3) teaching, and (4) diversity and inclusion.
Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.
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