The University of New Mexico is hiring two faculty-curators

Albuquerque, New Mexico (US)
August 08 2019
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The University of New Mexico is hiring two faculty-curators:

Assistant Professor & Curator of the Herbarium

Assistant Professor & Curator of Herpetology

We invite applications for two tenure-track faculty-curator positions at the Museum of Southwestern Biology (MSB), a natural history collections facility within the Department of Biology of the University of New Mexico (UNM). Each position will be Assistant Professor of Biology; one will be Curator of the Herbarium, and the other will be Curator of Herpetology.

We seek colleagues 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 fields of botany or herpetology, respectively; (5) achieving excellence in teaching and mentoring; and (6) diversity, equity, inclusion, student access, as well as working with a diverse community.

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 (, ~1500 undergraduate majors, a thriving graduate training program, and a vibrant portfolio of extramurally funded research.

The MSB ( includes eight 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 understanding of earth's biota over time and space. MSB holds over four million specimens that contribute to >150 scientific publications annually. The Herbarium and Collection of Amphibians & Reptiles are fully digitized collections, each >100,000 specimens, and with strong traditions of supporting basic research and conservation.

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. is required at the time of application, and post-doctoral experience is preferred before the start of the appointment. To apply, visit the UNM jobs website for the appropriate position:

Assistant Professor and Curator of the Herbarium:; REQ9663

Assistant Professor and Curator of Herpetology:; REQ9664

For best consideration, apply by September 16, 2019. Questions may be directed to search committee chairs, Christopher Witt ( for the Curator of the Herbarium, and Joe Cook ( for the Curator of Herpetology.

UNM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.