Thank you for your interest in employment at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas! All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. and will be required to provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the U.S.
The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) seeks a highly motivated, full time Research Botanist with a primary focus on plant systematics and complementary interests in floristics, ecology, adaptations, and/or conservation. A research program that includes a field- and collections-based focus on the geographic area of Texas and the south-central U.S.A. is preferred. It is expected that research activities will directly influence the improvement, growth, and increased accessibility of the BRIT herbarium.
Located in Fort Worth, Texas, and adjacent to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, BRIT is housed in a 70,000 square-foot LEED-Platinum building, has an endowment of $55 million, and comprises a staff of ca. 35 FTE. Resources include the herbarium of over 1 million specimens with strengths in Texas, the Southeastern U.S., the Neotropics, and Pacifica; a world-class botanical library of 100,000 volumes; a specimen digitization studio; and strong links to local universities.
A Ph.D. in plant systematics, biodiversity science, or closely related field is required for this position, and postdoctoral experience is preferred. Applicants will need to show success with grant acquisition and raising funds from foundations, agencies, or other grantors. The successful candidate will maintain an active research program as measured by scientific peer-reviewed journal publications, graduate student supervision, grant-funded proposals in support of research, collections development, collaborations with colleagues, contributions to the institute’s outreach activities, dissemination of research at professional meetings, and participation in graduate programs associated with Texas Christian University and the University of Texas, Arlington.
Send a cover letter, a detailed CV, Statement of Research, and the names and contact information of three references to: BRITHR@brit.org. Applications will be accepted through August 7, 2016. The successful applicant will be subject to a background check. Salary is commensurate with experience.
All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. and will be required to provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the U.S.
BRIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Early Childhood Specialist
The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) seeks a part‐time, seasonal Early Childhood Specialist to support our mission. This grant-funded position requires up to 29 hours per week during the 2016-2017 school year. Hours are flexible with occasional evening and Saturday hours. Candidate must have access to a reliable vehicle and have valid auto insurance.
We are seeking an energetic, team-oriented candidate with exceptional interpersonal skills as well as excellent oral and written communication skills. Must have a background in and affinity for working with young children outdoors in nature and have work experience in education with knowledge of curriculum standards. A BS in Elementary Education or related field is required; Early Childhood experience and/or certification is preferred.
The key responsibilities of this position relate to the delivery of a successful preschool science and literacy program successfully piloted by BRIT. This position will include building relationships with teachers, administrators, childcare providers, and community partners associated with BRIT’s Bella preschool science and literacy program; deliver the Bella preschool curriculum at five community venues and in six classrooms; assist as needed in the delivery of four 6-hour professional development workshops for teachers and childcare providers participating in the Bella program; participate in Family Engagement Activities at five community venues; assist in implementing the appropriate evaluation tools associated with the program; and assist in the delivery of Bella grant Field Study Trip programs at BRIT.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to: BRITHR@brit.org. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Selection of applicants will be made through assessment of interpersonal skills, related experience, and level of enthusiasm and commitment. Successful applicant will be subject to a background check. BRIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.