The College of Agricultural Sciences’ Department of Botany and Plant Pathology (BPP) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term, Instructor-Herbarium Curator position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Department Head.
The position will be a 12-month, 1.0 FTE Instructor in the College of Agricultural Sciences’ Department of Botany and Plant Pathology (BPP), the mission of which is to educate students and the public about plants and their global relevance, to conduct cutting edge plant biology research, and to apply that knowledge to address important societal issues. The Oregon State University (OSU) Herbarium is part of BPP, and this position is essential to maintaining the nationally and internationally recognized operation of the only major research herbarium in Oregon.
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.
The Instructor/Curator will teach three courses per academic year in the fields of plant taxonomy/diversity, plant structure, and related topics; a summer field course in plant biodiversity; curate the OSU Herbarium; provide extension and outreach services associated with plant identification and public lectures, and contribute to department, college and university service.
College of Agricultural Sciences faculty are committed to enhancing student success by engaging students in quality academic, research, internships, global studies, and other experiential learning opportunities. Positions with primary responsibility for extension and outreach are likewise committed to learner success through programming appropriate for diverse audience. Candidate will demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Typically requires Master’s degree in discipline appropriate to the field of teaching/instructional tasks.
M.S. in Botany, Biology, Agricultural Sciences or related disciplines.
College-level teaching experience.
Herbarium curatorial experience.
Expertise in vascular plant identification.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030 et seq. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the motor vehicle check requirement.
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