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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Plant Evolutionary Biology/Director of the University and Jepson Herbaria - Department of Integrative Biology

Position overview

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Anticipated start: July 1, 2022

Application Window

Open September 2nd, 2021 through Monday, Nov 8, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Plant Evolutionary Biology/Director of the University and Jepson Herbaria

The University of California, Berkeley

Department of Integrative Biology

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: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty .

Integrative Biology: https://ib.berkeley.edu/

The University and Jepson Herbaria: https://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    PhD degree (or equivalent international degree).

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

    Minimum 5 years prior experience as an independent researcher (not including PhD or postdoctoral work) and at least 3 years prior experience teaching in a higher education environment

Preferred qualifications

    Demonstrated commitment to collection-based comparative research; herbaria growth, development, fundraising, and administration

Application Requirements by Level

Assistant Professor (tenure track)

Position title: Assistant Professor Plant Evolutionary Biology/Director of the University and Jepson Herbaria

Individuals should submit their application at this level if they meet one of the following conditions: current "senior" assistant professor (near tenure); position equivalent to "senior" assistant professor (e.g. at an international university, or as a researcher or curator from a non-tenure granting institution). Please note that this level determination is only for application review purposes, not the ultimate appointment level of the finalist.

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter - Please provide a summary of how your accomplishments in research, teaching and diversity, equity and inclusion match the needs of this search.

  • Statement of Research Objectives - Provide a summary of your research objectives in approximately 250 words.

  • Statement of Teaching Interests - Please provide a summary of teaching interests, as well as any prior teaching and mentoring experience (approximately 500 words).

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity/support-faculty-candidates

  • Statement of Museum Interest - Please provide a summary of your interest and any background in furthering museum growth, development, and administration, in approximately 250-500 words.

  • List of Publications - Please provide a complete list of publications.

  • Significant Publication #1 - In addition to your publication, provide a statement that begins with the manuscript title and author list and then summarize, in approximately 300 words, the significance of the selected publication.

  • Significant Publication #2 - In addition to your publication, provide a statement that begins with the manuscript title and author list and then summarize, in approximately 300 words, the significance of the selected publication.

  • Significant Publication #3 - In addition to your publication, provide a statement that begins with the manuscript title and author list and then summarize, in approximately 300 words, the significance of the selected publication.

  • Brief Description of Research Accomplishments - Please provide a summary of your major research accomplishments in approximately 250 words.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required
Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03017

Associate Professor/Full Professor (tenured)

Position title: Associate/Full Professor Plant Evolutionary Biology/Director of the University and Jepson Herbaria

Individuals should submit their application at this level if they meet one of the following conditions: current tenured professor; position equivalent to tenured professor (e.g. professor at an international university, researcher or curator from a non-tenure granting institution). Please note that this level determination is only for application review purposes, not the ultimate appointment level of the finalist.

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter - Please provide a summary of how your accomplishments in research, teaching and diversity, equity and inclusion match the needs of this search.

  • Statement of Research Objectives - Provide a summary of your research objectives in approximately 250 words.

  • Statement of Teaching Interests - Please provide a summary of teaching interests, as well as any prior teaching and mentoring experience (approximately 500 words).

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity/support-faculty-candidates

  • Statement of Museum Interest - Please provide a summary of your interest and any background in furthering museum growth, development, and administration, in approximately 250-500 words.

  • List of Publications - Please provide a complete list of publications.

  • Significant Publication #1 - In addition to your publication, provide a statement that begins with the manuscript title and author list and then summarize, in approximately 300 words, the significance of the selected publication.

  • Significant Publication #2 - In addition to your publication, provide a statement that begins with the manuscript title and author list and then summarize, in approximately 300 words, the significance of the selected publication.

  • Significant Publication #3 - In addition to your publication, provide a statement that begins with the manuscript title and author list and then summarize, in approximately 300 words, the significance of the selected publication.

  • Brief Description of Research Accomplishments - Please provide a summary of your major research accomplishments in approximately 250 words.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03017

Help contact: ib_recruit@berkeley.edu

Campus Information

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letter.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)

Job location

Berkeley, CA