Saw this announcement a few days ago and posting it here for those who may be interested.
GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY
Collection Manager/Instructor Position - Natural History Collections - Search #67068
Georgia Southern University’s College of Science and Mathematics invites applications for a collection manager position. The full text advertisement, including information about the department, faculty, and the complete position announcement with all qualifications and application instructions, is available at www.bio.georgiasouthern.edu. The position requires the curation of multiple natural history collections.
We seek a collection manager with broad training in museum science, biological science, or related field. The successful applicant should demonstrate excellence in curation including experience in specimen preparation, storage, maintenance, accessioning, cataloguing, and handling loans. Ability to maintain minor equipment and all safety protocols is required. This position is a 12-month, non-tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Required qualifications: M.S. or M.A. by 1 July 2013 in museum science, biological science, or related field; Expertise with a variety of natural history collections, curation, & digital databasing (including Specify, FileMaker, and/or similar database software); good communication skills and ability to work collaboratively with multiple curators & students. Preferred Qualifications: One or more years’ experience working in natural history collections.
Screening of applications begins 15 March 2013 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is July 1, 2013. A complete application consists of a cover letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; statement of curatorial experience and expertise; three letters of reference. Applications must be sent electronically as a single PDF attachment (include applicant name in file name); letters of recommendation in PDF format may be sent separately via email. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete and electronically submitted applications will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Georgia is an open records state. Georgia Southern is an AA/EO institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Associate Provost.
Applications and nominations should be sent to:
Dr. Lance McBrayer, Search Chair, Search #67068
Electronic Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lance D. McBrayer
Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director
Department of Biology
Georgia Southern University
PO Box 8042
Statesboro GA 30460-8042
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