Position available at the National Natural History Collection

Position available at the National Natural History Collections, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.


The National Natural History Collections of the Hebrew University at The Faculty of Science invites applications for the position of a scientific collection manager of the National Herbarium. The position is “Lecturer of the practice” (see במסלול הנלווה.)

The national Herbarium is the most comprehensive plant collection in the Middle East representing the flora of the region since the 19th century. It maintains approximately two million specimens of dried plants, chiefly from Israel and neighboring countries. The Herbarium is a well-known source of information for Israeli and international researchers in plant taxonomy, systematics, conservation biology, ecology, biodiversity and biogeography.


Recruited candidate will be expected to lead the scientific activity of the herbarium, including the planning of specimen collection in the field, the curation of all specimen collections, the development of modern tools for the digitization of the collections (e.g., combining standard specimen information with high-quality photographs and geographical, ecological, and genetic information), and to establish novel and effective tools for making the herbarium data accessible to the scientific community worldwide. The candidate is also expected to promote novel collection-based research programs, to establish national and international collaborations and to supervise and teach research students at the Faculty of Sciences.


  • Candidates are expected to have a strong interest and track record in research, outstanding academic credentials, and commitment to graduate and undergraduate education.
  • Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree and a postdoctoral research experience in relevant fields. Exceptional candidates without postdoctoral experience will be considered.
  • Previous experience in databasing and analysis of collection-based information is an advantage.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels and in coordination with the academic curator lead (including supervision of graduate students) the research in the herbarium.


Each application (in English) should include:

Submission Deadline: 31/01/2022

Please submit your candidacy to:
Prof. Gila Kahila Bar-Gal, gila.kahila@mail.huji.ac.il
Ms. Ruth Lischinski, Assistant for Academic affairs: ruthli@savion.huji.ac.il