Assistant Professor and Herbarium Director, Butler University

The Department of Biological Sciences at Butler University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in August 2018. The successful candidate will also serve as the Director of the Friesner Herbarium. We are searching for a botanist with experience in the use and administration of preserved sample collections, including digital curation of collections, who will also complement the teaching and research areas of the current faculty.

The Friesner Herbarium contains more than 100,000 preserved specimens, some dating back to the 19th century, with a focus on the flora of Indiana and the Midwest. Information regarding the Friesner Herbarium can be found at www.butler.edu/herbarium.

Teaching responsibilities will include an introductory course in either genetics, cell and molecular biology, or ecology and evolutionary biology and an upper-level elective in the area of specialty. The teaching load for this position is five credit hours per semester. The successful candidate will be expected to sustain a research program involving undergraduates.

Applicants should have a Ph.D., teaching experience, a strong commitment to undergraduate education, and an interest in working with diverse populations of students. Butler has an established undergraduate research program supported by institutional funds. Start-up funds are available for the position.

Applicants should submit a single complete PDF document consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, statement of current and planned research, and unofficial transcripts to Dr. Philip Villani (pvillani@butler.edu). Three letters of recommendation (including one from the candidate’s current position) should be emailed directly from the recommender to the email address above. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately upon receipt, and preference will be given to those received by September 22, 2017.

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