Careers in the Plant Sciences

Herbarium Curator / Instructor

Oregon State University - Corvallis, OR, United States

Position Title: Herbarium Curator / Instructor
Position Type: Permanent Position
Application Review Begins: Monday, September 09, 2019
Application Deadline: Thursday, October 31, 2019
Institution: Oregon State University
Department/Division: Botany & Plant Pathology
Field (e.g., systematics):
City: Corvallis, OR, United States
General Information: The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology ( seeks applicants for a 12-month, full-time (1.0 FTE) Instructor and Herbarium Curator.
The OSU Herbarium is a major regional collection of approximately 500,000 specimens of plants, fungi and lichens, and the only herbarium in Oregon that supports research and extension plant identification. The OSU Herbarium is actively growing and heavily utilized, and it is the primary resource for the documentation and study of Oregon's diverse flora.

OSU seeks diversity as a source of enrichment for our university community. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.
Qualifications/Requirements: Required Qualifications:
M.S. in Botany, Biology, Agricultural Sciences or related disciplines.
College-level teaching experience.
Herbarium curatorial experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
Expertise in vascular plant identification.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
PhD in Botany, Biology, Agricultural Sciences or related disciplines.
Herbarium specimen digitization and data management experience.
Knowledge of temperate plant families.
Record of/commitment to work with underrepresented/underserved students of other audiences.
Life experience, education, or training that broadens capacity to equalize student success or impact underserved audiences
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach plant taxonomy, diversity, plant structure, and general botany with one class each academic term, and will develop and teach a summer field class in plant diversity/ecology; curate the OSU Herbarium; provide extension and outreach services associated with plant identification and public lectures; and serve as an advisor for the Botany undergraduate major.
Application Instructions (submission methods, etc.): To review the position description and apply:
Questions about the position can be directed to search committee chair Prof. Aaron Liston,
Applications are due October 31, 2019.
Compensation Range:
Contact Name: Aaron Liston,