Friday, January 5, 2018

PAID Summer Internship with UMichigan Environmental Fellows Program

The Environmental Fellows Program is a summer fellowship program for masters and doctoral students that seeks to place students traditionally underrepresented in the environmental field and those committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in summer fellowships with environmental foundations and their grantees.  

Application OPEN. Deadline to apply is February 7, 2018

The Environmental Fellows Program involves:
·  A 13-week paid fellowship at either an environmental grantmaking foundation, or at one of their grantees. Past placement sites include: Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment; Earthjustice; Toxics Action Center, New England Grassroots Environment Fund, and many more! 
·  Fellows will receive a stipend of $10,000 plus a travel allowance. 
·  Last year's cohort worked on a wide variety of issues: environmental health, clean energy, marine conservation, transit solutions, energy justice, to name just a few!  
·  Fellowship placement sites are available in a range of places included but not limited to: New York City, Boston/New England region, San Francisco, Ann Arbor, MI, Grand Rapids, MI  
·  Fellows receive training in: diversity, equity, and inclusion; institutional culture; and professional development. 

For more information and to apply, visit:

Summer Field Opportunity, Museum of Western Colorado

Museum of Western Colorado is seeking a Paleo Field Assistant and Paleo Field Coordinator for the Summer of 2018!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

PhD and Post Doc Positions (click title to link to posting)

Many of the deadlines are late January/ early February, so don't wait on these opportunities!

Peter Buck Deep Time Fellowship, Smithsonian

Provost's Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of the Geophysical Sciences, U Chicago  

PhD in phytoplankton ecology, planktonic food webs, and biological oceanography, UL Lafayette

PhD in Paleo-proteomics, Denmark

PhD in palaeoecology of leaf chemistry, Leeds

PhD in Ecological value of the gardens of historic homes, Leeds

MANY PhD opportunities in Earth and Environmental Science at U of St. Andrews

Lots of job openings and internships! (click title to link to posting)

Many searches close at the end of January, so don't wait on these opportunities!!

Paleo Preparator position in New Mexico[0]=Department%20of%20Cultural%20Affairs&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Visiting Assistant Professor in Geology, Amherst College

Paleo Lab Manager, Burke Museum at the University of Washington

Paleo/GIS intern for the summer, New Mexico BLM State Office

Paleontology Assistant, BLM Canyon Country District Office (Moab)

Full time Instructor, Geology, Orange Coast College

Vertebrate Paleontology Collection Manager, UCMNH, Boulder

Curatorial Associate in Mammalogy, Harvard

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

1 year assistant professor position at Oberlin OH

Oberlin College in Ohio, USA is searching for a one year visiting assistant professor with specialties in Paleontology and/or Sedimentology for the 2018-2019 academic year (sabbatical replacement position). This is an excellent position for someone interested in gaining experience in teaching at the undergraduate level to highly motivated students. The deadline for applications is 2 February, 2018. The posting can be found on the Paleonet
jobs page and at the following link:

Tuesday, December 19, 2017


Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at UC San Diego invites applications for four professorial positions listed below. We seek motivated, broad-thinking scientist/educators to establish vigorous research programs and provide intellectual leadership in their fields while complementing existing expertise at Scripps and other UCSD departments. SIO is a world-renowned center of solid earth, oceanographic, biological, and atmospheric research with approximately 200 principal investigators leading research programs. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. The department is interested in candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to inclusive excellence by providing leadership in teaching, mentoring, research, and service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

Marine Biogeochemistry: We seek outstanding candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in marine biogeochemistry. The potential for academic and research excellence (rather than specific research focus) will be the principal criterion for selection. In particular, we seek candidates using innovative and interdisciplinary analytical, field, and/or modeling approaches that will strengthen collaborations across disciplines at Scripps Oceanography. Areas of interest include but are not limited to: radio- and stable-isotope chemistry, regional and/or global biogeochemical cycles (e.g., C, N, P, S), the deep biosphere and/or hydrothermal systems, sedimentary biogeochemistry, diagenesis, and cycling of contaminants. For full consideration, please apply by January 8, 2018.
Assistant Professor:

Trace Gases in the Atmosphere: We seek outstanding candidates for a position to be filled at the Associate or Full Professor level, although Assistant level appointment may also be considered. We seek applicants with interests in quantifying sources and sinks of atmospheric trace gases on global and regional scales as they particularly affect anthropogenic climate change and other large-scale environmental issues. Topics of interest include but are not limited to: inverse modeling of source and sink distributions based on atmospheric observations, innovative methods for measuring greenhouse gases and stratospheric ozone depleting substanaces in the regional and global atmosphere, and large-scale studies of industrial and biogenic gases based on atmospheric observations. Candidates will be evaluated in part on the basis of their potential to assume leadership of the Scripps component of the international Advanced Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment (AGAGE). For full consideration, please apply by January 8, 2018.
Assistant Professor:
Associate and/or Full Professor:

Low-Temperature Geochemistry: We seek outstanding candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in low-temperature geochemistry. We are interested in candidates who will build a program of laboratory and field studies of international standing in low-temperature geochemical applications which strengthen the research portfolio of SIO and UC San Diego. The potential for academic excellence, rather than research area, will be the principal criterion for selection. Appropriate areas for specialization could span a wide range of surficial processes in the marine and terrestrial environments. The candidate’s area of research could include but is not limited to: sediment geochemistry, fluid geochemistry, paleoclimatology, paleoceanography, geochronology, fluid-rock interaction, low- temperature geochemical cycles, trace-element geochemistry, geochemical proxy development, or surficial inorganic geochemical process in the cryosphere, weathering systems, anthropological contexts, and the fossil record. For full consideration, please apply by January 31, 2018.
Assistant Professor:

Human Health and the Oceans: We seek outstanding candidates for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position with a history of novel research activities at the intersection of ocean sciences and human health. Research into Human Health and the Oceans (HHO) is inherently multidisciplinary, and we will consider applicants from a broad range of fields including but not limited to: natural products drug discovery, genomics, microbiome, biosynthesis, chemical ecology, biogeography, marine model organisms, biomaterials, and environmental toxicology. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong extramurally supported research program that integrates with and aids the growth of existing HHO research at SIO and UC San Diego, in particular at the Center for Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine. (Documentation of strong interest and any history of achievement in mentoring undergraduate, graduate, or postdocs is required, commensurate with rank and experience.) Joint appointments with other UCSD departments may be possible for appropriate candidates. For full consideration, please apply by January 8, 2018.
Assistant Professor: 
Associate Professor:

Each position requires a separate application submission. Current Assistant level candidates with strong academic and research profiles are also encouraged to apply separately at the Associate level, if available.

Ph.D., or equivalent degree, in a relevant field is required at the time of application. Depending on level of appointment, strong potential for or previous development of a vigorous, externally funded, and internationally recognized research program and associated scholarly impact, together with teaching, mentoring, and advising within the SIO undergraduate and graduate programs, evidence of service and broader contributions to diversity, leadership activities, and other items that will contribute positively to departmental welfare are preferred.

The University of California San Diego 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
applicants with interest in spousal/partner employment, please also see: for the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Vertebrate Paleo Collections Manager UCMNH

The University of Colorado Museum of Natural History invites applications for a Vertebrate Paleontology Collections Manager position. They seek an individual with interests in fossil vertebrates and trace fossils to guide the day-to-day management of the physical collections and associated resources including archives and paper records as well as databases. The museum is a world-class natural history institution nestled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Boulder, Colorado. The Fossil Vertebrate collection houses nearly 100,000 specimens largely from Mesozoic and Cenozoic localities, with an exceptional collection of Paleogene mammals. Additionally, the ichnofossil and eggshell holdings include approximately 6,000 fossil footprints and other trace fossils plus the world-class Karl Hirsch fossil eggshell collection (~5,900 eggshells). Most holdings are from the U.S. Western Interior, but the collections are enhanced by specimens from elsewhere in the U.S. and the world.

Qualifications: M.S. degree in relevant field (Geology, Biology, or Museum Studies) and at least two years of experience as a collections manager. Job requires demonstrable proficiency with the taxonomy, nomenclature, and identification of fossil vertebrates. Knowledge of care and management of fossil vertebrate and trace fossil collections, including cataloging and accessioning specimens, processing loans, regulations and permits, electronic databases (e.g., CollectiveAccess and Microsoft Access), Microsoft Office, and Adobe software, and collection research methods also required. Additional required skills include demonstrable attention to detail and accuracy, excellent organization, teamwork, and communication skills, ability to interface professionally with the university, public, governmental and research communities, and ability to manage projects, students, and volunteers.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in supervisory roles, vertebrate paleontological fieldwork, grant-writing, database management, and digitization.

To Apply: Applicants must apply online at

Applicants will need to provide a CV, letter of interest, and names and contact information for three references. Position is open until 31 January 2018. 

 Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Jaelyn Eberle ( or Dr. Talia Karim (Talia.

The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.