The University of California, Berkeley, Department of Integrative Biology: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Plant Evolutionary Biology/Director of the University and Jepson Herbaria

Posted on September 22, 2021
Expires: December 22, 2021

The Department of Integrative Biology and the University and Jepson Herbaria at the University of California, Berkeley invite applications for a tenure-track (assistant rank) or tenured (associate or full rank) professor in Plant Evolutionary Biology. This position includes appointment as Director of the University and Jepson Herbaria, with the largest herbarium collection in the western US, 14 affiliated faculty curators, ten staff members, an active public outreach program, and a number of ongoing institutional research and informatics projects.

UC Berkeley offers a world class environment for research and teaching in Plant Evolutionary Biology. Our campus is one of the world’s top public universities and promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging is integral to our research and teaching missions.

We seek applicants who will pursue an innovative and integrative research program in Plant Evolutionary Biology that will complement existing faculty strengths. “Plant” is defined in the broadest, non-phylogenetic sense to include all the organisms studied in the herbaria: lichens, algae, fungi, or embryophytes; terrestrial or marine. “Evolutionary biology” is defined in the broadest sense to include specimen-based and comparative studies in systematics, ecology, phylogenetics, population genetics, conservation biology, ecophysiology, etc. — any field that would take advantage of, and contribute to, the herbaria’s physical collections and bioinformatics efforts.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence, originality and productivity in research; excellence in teaching and mentoring; potential for herbaria leadership and administration, and a strong commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging through their work as member of the IB and UJH faculties and the campus community. We are interested in candidates from a variety of career stages and backgrounds. This may include senior assistant professors at near-tenure; tenured professors at any career stage; and researchers or curators who hold positions commensurate with a near-tenure or tenured professor at non-tenure granting institutions, such as free-standing museums, research botanical gardens or international universities. Consideration will be given to candidates’ career stage during the review process. Rank and step for the successful candidate will be determined at appointment. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: .

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