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Assistant Professor - Biology and Herbarium Curator


Posting Date

1/29/2019 12:00:00 AM

Position Information

Working Title:  Assistant Professor - Biology and Herbarium Curator
UW System Title:  Assistant Professor
Start Date:  August 19, 2019

Essential Job Functions

The Department of Natural and Applied Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay invites applicants for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Biology and Curator of the Gary A. Fewless Herbarium. This is a 10-month appointment (1 month in the summer), with half-time teaching responsibilities and half-time supervision of the Fewless Herbarium, including mentoring of graduate students in UW-Green Bay’s Environmental Science and Policy Graduate Program. We encourage candidates who have strong professional or academic experience in botany, plant systematics, plant bioinformatics, or plant ecology, plus experience working with natural history collections, to apply. Experience and/or interest in plant systematics, familiarity with the biota of northeastern Wisconsin, and experience in curation of herbarium collections are highly desirable qualifications.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Teach a course load averaging 10.5 semester contact credits per academic year, which may include Field Botany with lab (6 contact credits, alternating years), Plant Diversity with lab (6 contact credits, alternating years), and a general education lecture-only course in Environmental Sustainability (3 contact credits, either semester). Other courses taught periodically might include an introductory biology lab, a freshman seminar, an upper level Biology capstone or graduate seminar, or a course in the candidate’s area of specialty.
  • Manage and develop scientific collections in the Fewless Herbarium, fostering significant contributions to research, educational, and outreach activities associated with the collections and UW-Green Bay’s Cofrin Center for Biodiversity.
  • Advise students and supervise undergraduate independent research projects, graduate (Master’s) theses, and both undergraduate and graduate internships.
  • Perform scholarly activities consistent with rank, including development of a strong research program involving student, faculty, and individuals inside and outside the University.
  • Perform institutional and community service and contribute to the ongoing development of the department.

In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship and a commitment to undergraduate education. The candidate should also possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with a diverse array of students and colleagues.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Earned Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, or closely related field, from an accredited institution, with specialized training in botany, plant systematics, plant bioinformatics, or plant ecology. ABD candidates will be considered; however, an earned doctorate in Biological Sciences, or closely related field, from an accredited institution, is a necessary condition for contract renewal. ABD candidates will be hired into a terminal appointment at the rank of Instructor with a rate determined at the time of hire. Upon degree conferral during the terminal period, the contracted appointment with the rank of Assistant Professor will be reinstated.

Conditions of Appointment

Position is an academic year, tenure-track appointment working during the academic year. This position also includes one month of summer work associated with the Herbarium.  Applicants must be considered for tenure and promotion in six years, although tenure decisions may be at any time.  Promotion from Assistant to Associate Professor is simultaneous with tenure.  Excellence in teaching, sustained scholarly activity, and institutional service required for retention and promotion.  Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s).  A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s).  In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the university does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record. 

All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community that welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.

Salary

Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

BENEFIT DETAILS
The UW System provides an excellent benefits package, including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement System.

To Apply

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: From "Job Search" screen,

  • Click "View All Jobs"
  • Select "Assistant Professor - Biology and Herbarium Curator"
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Sign In."
    • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.
 

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two current letters of recommendation - Must be sent to biocuratorsearch@uwgb.edu directly from the reference or a portfolio system 
  • Unofficial transcripts of all graduate work
  • Statement of research interests
  • Statement of teaching interests and experience

You must select "Submit" to forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Jane Laurin
Phone: (920) 465-2371
Email:  biocuratorsearch@uwgb.edu

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Wednesday, March 6, 2019.

Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.