Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 27, 2019

Job Opportunity: Curator of Lichenology at UC Berkeley.

Tucker Curator of Lichenology [Assistant Specialist] – University and Jepson Herbaria

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Open date: November 25th, 2019
Next review date: Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Monday, Jan 13, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Tucker Curator of Lichenology [Assistant Specialist] – University and Jepson Herbaria

The University and Jepson Herbaria at the University of California, Berkeley, established in 1895 holds botanical collections from around the world. It is home to research laboratories, libraries, and archives. We are seeking applications for the Tucker Curator of Lichenology [at the Assistant Specialist level]. The position is full-time with an expected start date of January 2020.

The successful candidate will conduct research on the systematics of lichens, lichenicoles, and/or allied fungi in California and beyond, will participate in outreach and educational activities involving lichens, and be responsible for the continued growth and curation of the lichen collection at the University and Jepson Herbaria. The position is funded by an endowment established by Dr. Shirley Tucker, a distinguished scholar whose accomplishments in lichenology, as well as other areas of botany, have been widely recognized.

We seek candidates who have a demonstrated excellence, originality, and productivity in research, along with interest in herbarium collections and public outreach.

The Tucker Curator of Lichenology will work under the guidance and supervision of the Director of the University and Jepson Herbaria. This position will be based at the Herbaria on the Berkeley campus.

Basic/Minimum Qualifications [required at time of application]

  • Master’s degree [or equivalent international degree] OR enrolled in a Master’s degree [or equivalent international degree] program

Additional Qualifications [required by date of hire]

  • Master’s degree [or equivalent international degree]
  • Five years’ of research experience
  • Minimum of two years of research experience with lichens

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a research environment
  • Strong verbal communication skills and an ability to communicate with people of different backgrounds
  • Experience with working collaboratively

The position reports to Brent Mishler. The position will be full-time for two years with the possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Salary and Benefits
Salary will be commensurate with experience and accomplishments. This position provides full benefits. UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family. UC Berkeley is a Family Responsive Institution.

To apply visit:

Specific questions regarding the recruitment can be directed to Brent D. Mishler, at

Contact information for three references required. This recruitment will remain open until filled.

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 [].

The University of California 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: The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work.


Berkeley, CA


Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • 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
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

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