Curator of Zoology and Anatomy

Deadline: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 00:00
Employer: The Huntarian, University of Glasgow
Contract Duration: Permanent
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: £35,845 - £40,322

Job Purpose
To develop, care for, encourage and facilitate the use and interpretation of the Zoology and Anatomy collections belonging to The Hunterian. The post also undertakes and promotes research and other scholarly initiatives on these collections and engages in teaching, learning and public engagement activity.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
- To ensure that the collections are efficiently managed, documented and interpreted for their long-term well-being.
- To undertake, facilitate and collaborate in innovative research in the Hunterian Zoology and Anatomy collections and to participate actively in international scholarship relating to these collections the post-holder will be required to write up research findings for publication in leading peer-reviewed journals and through other appropriate media [average 20% of time jointly devoted to research/teaching activity].
- To acquire and update subject related knowledge and provide as appropriate, expert advice to UoG and related organisations on matters pertaining to the collections, and to participate in national and international activities related to the collections.
- To engage with faculty in the relevant Schools and Colleges across the University, maintaining existing relationships and initiating new ones in order to develop and deliver innovative and multi-disciplinary collections-based teaching and research programmes.
- To work with the Curators for Entomology and Science and Medical History Collections, to develop new strategies for the future conservation, display and interpretation of the Zoology and Anatomy collections; to participate in public engagement and knowledge exchange programmes, using the collections in innovative ways, collaborating with colleagues/researchers as required.
- To facilitate physical, digital and intellectual access to the collections for HE and other groups and to encourage use of the collections by the widest possible learning audiences, including dissemination though exhibition, digital media and other means. This will include contributions to ongoing digitisation programmes in relation to content management systems, in discussion and collaboration with Hunterian or other colleagues, and for the zoology material in particular to feed collection data to appropriate global aggregators.
- To assist in the development of the collections in accordance with The Hunterian's strategic development plans.
- To identify potential sources of funding and secure such funds through grant applications as appropriate, either as an individual or team member and to manage resources effectively and be accountable for their use in relation to the collection.