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The Department of Biological Sciences is currently hiring for the following positions:

Associate or Full Professor - Ecology and/or Evolutionary Biology
Associate or Full Professor - Neurobiology
Herbarium Curator and Lecturer


Associate or Full Professor

Ecology and/or Evolutionary Biology: The Department of Biological Sciences invites applications at the Associate or Full Professor level for an Ecologist and/or Evolutionary Biologist, who addresses cutting-edge research questions, particularly in plant systems. For additional information, see the full position here or contact Christopher L. Parkinson, Chair of the search committee (viper@clemson.edu), or Saara DeWalt, Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences (saarad@clemson.edu). To apply: http://apply.interfolio.com/82410.

Neurobiology:  The Department of Biological Sciences invites applications at the Associate or Full Professor level for a Neurobiologist with research interests in toxicology, pharmacology, or neurodevelopmental disease. We are interested in building around and expanding our strengths in neurobiology and environmental toxicology with a candidate who is both a great scientist and leader.  For additional information, see the full position here or contact Bill Baldwin, Chair of the search committee (baldwin@clemson.edu), or Saara DeWalt, Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences (saarad@clemson.edu). To apply: http://apply.interfolio.com/82411.

Clemson University, the College of Science, and the Department of Biological Sciences are committed to building a community of inclusive excellence, where faculty scholars are dedicated to working and teaching in a multi-cultural environment (http://www.clemson.edu/inclusion/). We are supportive of the needs of dual career couples. 

For both positions:
We expect the candidates to bring an innovative and high-impact research program to Clemson while complementing existing and enhancing the Department’s research strengths. The candidate will also contribute to the teaching mission of the department.

 Clemson University, the College of Science, and the Department of Biological Sciences are committed to building a community of inclusive excellence, where faculty scholars are dedicated to working and teaching in a multi-cultural environment (http://www.clemson.edu/inclusion/). We are supportive of the needs of dual career couples.

The anticipated start-date for both positions is January 2022 or later.

For full consideration, please apply by March 15, 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately. The searches will remain posted for applications until filled.


Herbarium Curator and Lecturer

The Department of Biological Sciences seeks applicants for a 12-month, full-time Herbarium Curator and Lecturer. This is a renewable, non-tenure track position with opportunity for promotion.

The successful applicant will serve as Curator of the Clemson University Herbarium. The regionally focused collection includes approximately 90,000 specimens of vascular plants and lichens that is the second largest herbarium collection in South Carolina and part of the Bob and Betsy Campbell Museum of Natural History.

Responsibilities as a Curator will include inventory and loan management, specimen preparation, repair, and maintenance, and maintenance of the Herbarium digital collection information system and library. Responsibilities as a Lecturer will include teaching 1-2 lecture courses with associated labs per year on topics including plant taxonomy/systematics and field-based botany, as well as supporting inquiry-based learning related to the Herbarium.

The Herbarium Curator/Lecturer will also collaborate with the Curator of the Vertebrate Collection to promote the discovery, learning, and engagement missions of the Museum of Natural History through outreach associated with plant identification, public presentations, tours, and special events. The Curator/Lecturer will supervise students and volunteers, and work closely with faculty, students, and staff to facilitate use of the collection as a resource for research and education.

The Herbarium moved into newly renovated space in Summer 2020, providing an expanded location for the collection and its use by researchers and students. The Curator/Lecturer will help develop new exhibits that promote the use of the collection for discovery, learning, and engagement.

Download a detailed PDF for additional information.  Review position qualifications and the application process at https://apply.interfolio.com/74178.  For full consideration, applications should be submitted by February 3, 2021. Review will continue until the position is filled.