Assistant Curator, Texas A&M University Insect Collection (TAMUIC)
The Department of Entomology at Texas A&M University seeks an Assistant Curator (collection manager) for the Texas A&M University Insect Collection. This is a full-time, base-budgeted, staff-level, position with benefits located on the main campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. The position reports to the faculty Curator of the collection and is available 1 September 2015.
The TAMUIC is a land grant university-based collection of insects and related arthropods specializing in the fauna of the south-central and southwestern United States and the northern Neotropical region (especially Mexico). The primary mission of the collection is to build and maintain a comprehensive collection of insects and related arthropods from these regions for research, reference and educational purposes. Containing approximately 2.7 million curated specimens, the TAMUIC supports a diverse range of activities in the TAMU Department of Entomology, Texas AgriLife Research, and Texas AgriLife Extension; serves the worldwide entomological community as a source of high-quality specimens for systematics research; and provides a focal point for the activities of a dedicated group of entomologists in Texas and adjacent states.
The position’s responsibilities include: management of the day-to-day operations of the TAMUIC; recruitment, training, and supervision of personnel to assist in carrying out collection operations; coordination with and general supervision of the curatorial activities of the departmental teaching collection manager; promotion of collection development through collection-based research in arthropod faunistics and systematics; and maintenance of the departmental arthropod identification and information service.promotion of collection development through collection-based research in arthropod faunistics and systematics; and maintenance of the departmental arthropod identification and information service.
General inquiries about the position may be sent to:
Mr. Robert Jensen
Department of Entomology
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-2475
A complete description of the position and duties, and the portal through
which all applications must be received, can be found here:
search and apply for NOV 08731. Follow website directions for completing an
on-line application, and uploading and attaching cover letter, resume, etc.
Interested individuals are encouraged to submit their applications by 15
August 2015. Contact Robert (above) if you experience problems.