The Department of Integrative Biology and the University Herbarium are seeking applications for a tenure-track position in Plant Evolutionary Biology. We seek candidates who have demonstrated excellence, originality and productivity in research, and interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching as well as public outreach. Ph.D. or equivalent is required by date of hire.
“Plant” is defined in the broadest, nonphylogenetic sense to include all the photosynthetic organisms studied in the herbarium: lichens, algae, or embryophytes; terrestrial or marine. “Evolutionary biology” is defined in the broadest sense to include ecology, systematics, phylogenetics, population genetics, conservation biology, ecophysiology, etc. — any research area that would take advantage of and contribute to the herbarium’s physical collections and bioinformatics efforts. We are interested in innovative and integrative research that will complement existing faculty strengths. This is a split appointment between the Department of Integrative Biology and the University Herbarium: a faculty curator who will have half the normal teaching load in the department, along with curatorial responsibilities in the herbarium.
The position is anticipated to start July 1, 2014.
Applications should include a curriculum vitae; a list of publications; copies of three significant publications; a brief description of research accomplishments; and a statement of research objectives and teaching interests. We are particularly interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service; candidates are invited to address this issue in their application. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html.
The deadline for applications is November 08, 2013.
UC Berkeley is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply. The University of California is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.