Assistant Curator

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Job Description:

The Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, invites applications for an Assistant Curator (equivalent to Assistant Professor), a tenure-track position, who will serve as curator-in-charge of the Herbarium, including supervision of its staff. The successful candidate is expected to conduct a dynamic research program focused broadly on the evolutionary biology of plants.

Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. in Biology, Botany, or a closely related field, and demonstrate a record of research and publication focused on the evolution of any group(s) of plants. Candidates should also be willing to collaborate actively, although not exclusively, with the University of Florida’s diverse botanical research programs in the Florida Museum of Natural History, Department of Biology (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences), and Institute for Food and Agricultural Sciences. Candidates must be capable of leading, promoting, and utilizing an internationally recognized Herbarium (FLAS) that includes more than 465,000 specimens of vascular plants, bryophytes, algae, and moss.

The appointee is expected to teach and mentor both undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Florida. Pursuit of external funding is expected. The anticipated start date is no later than August 16, 2018.

Advertised Salary:

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Ph.D. in Biology, Botany, or a closely related field, and a demonstrated record of research and publication focused on the evolution of any group(s) of plants.

Preferred Qualifications:

Interest in actively collaborating with UF's diverse botanical research programs.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered, all applications must be submitted online by October 1, 2017. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2017.

The application should include the following PDF attachments: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of experience and philosophy for research, collections, teaching, and outreach (no more than 1 page for each); (4) PDFs of three representative publications; and (5) the names and email addresses of three colleagues who may be contacted for letters of recommendation.

Any questions regarding this position or nominations may be directed to search committee chair Dr. David C. Blackburn, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611 (; +1-352-273-1943).

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

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