The search for the new Director of the UPLB Museum of Natural History is now ongoing! The Search Committee is now inviting stakeholders to nominate potential candidates for the position.

Who may nominate?

  • Personnel of the unit
  • Curators, students and other stakeholders of the unit
  • Alumni of the unit

Who may be nominated?

The nominee must possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • Outstanding academic credentials
  • Five (5) years of satisfactory service to the University, or equivalent experience
  • Commitment to the University and to the unit
  • Unquestionable moral integrity
  • Leadership qualities, and administrative or managerial capability
  • Professional maturity

When is the nomination period?

Nominations will be accepted from January 15 to 22, 2021

What are the nomination documents needed?

  1. Nomination letter
  2. Three-page summary of curriculum vitae of nominee
  3. Vision and plans for MNH of nominee

The hard copy of the nomination documents shall be submitted to OVCRE Annex Building until January 21, 2021, 5:00 PM. The e-copy of the nomination papers shall be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

What is the schedule of the whole search process?

Please be guided by the schedule of activities below: 

1. Meeting of Search Committee to schedule meetings, consultations and other activities  January 15, 2021 (Friday)
1:00 PM
OVCRE Annex/Zoom
2. End of Term Report (2015-2021) of the MNH Director  January 19, 2021 (Tuesday)
3:00 PM Via Zoom
3. Submission of nominations to the Search Committee Members  January 15-21, 2021
5:00 PM
4. Presentation by the nominees of their visions, plans, programs and priorities for MNH January 22, 2021 (Friday)
2:00 PM
Via Zoom
5. Interview with the selected MNH constituents, (Curators, REPS, administrative staff and other stakeholders) by the Search Committee January 26-27, 2021
(Tuesday & Wednesday)
1:00 – 5:00 PM
OVCRE Annex/Zoom

6. Interview with the nominees by the Search Committee

January 29, 2021 (Friday) 
2:00 PM
OVCRE Annex/Zoom
7. Consolidation of information by the Search Committee February 1-10, 2021
8. Preparation of the report by the     Search Committee February 11-14, 2021
9. Submission of report to the Chancellor February 15, 2021 (Monday) 

Who can be contacted for further questions?

You may get in touch with the following members of the Search Committee or email the recording Secretary, Ms. Ruth M. Almario at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Members of the Search Committee

  1. Dr. Merdelyn C. Lit, OVCRE, Chair
  2. Dr. Edwino S. Fernando, CFNR, Member
  3. Prof. Jerry R. Yapo, DHum, CAS,  Member
  4. Dr. Mary Grace B. Dacuma, IBS-CAS,  Member
  5. Ms. Visitacion C.  Huelgas, IPB-CAFS, Member
  6. Mr. Noel H. Tan Gana, BIOTECH, Member
  7. Ms. Ruth M. Almario, OVCRE, Secretary

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