Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Assistant Professor in Earth Sciences- Durham University

Durham University is looking to appoint two exceptional and collaborative colleagues as Assistant Professors, with research and teaching interests in any area of Earth Science that complements and builds on our current expertise and interests.

Job Title: Assistant Professor in Earth Sciences (2 posts)
Grade: Grade 7 – Grade 8
Working arrangements: The role is full time but we will consider requests for flexible working arrangements including potential job shares
Salary Range: £32,548 - £47,722
Closing Date: 31 October 2018 
Start Date: Successful candidates will ideally be in post by 1st June 2019

Key responsibilities will be to:
  1. Contribute to the department’s teaching programme through the provision of high quality teaching through lectures, practicals, small groups and field-trips, as required; 
  2. Conduct research of the highest quality and present findings in international publications; 
  3. Obtain funds to sustain an independent research programme; 
  4. Contribute to the recruitment and supervision of postgraduate research students; 
  5. Contribute to the Department’s wider academic goals through collaboration both within and beyond the University 
  6. Engage with external organisations to promote the cultural, social, environmental and/or economic benefit of your research; 
  7. Contribute to the administration and management of the Department. 

More details about the Job and how to apply can be found here: www.dur.ac.uk/resources/jobs/arc2018/eart18-51_280818.pdf

What to Submit 
 All applicants are asked to submit:
1. A CV
2. A covering letter which details your experience, strengths and potential in the requirements set out above;
3. A personal research plan.
4. Two of your most significant pieces of written work, all of which published or submitted since 2014.
5. You should provide details of 3 academic referees and the details of your current line manager so that we may seek an employment reference (if they are not listed as an academic referee).

Your work should be uploaded as PDFs as part of your application in our recruitment system. Please ensure that your PDFs are not larger than 2mb. Please note that your work may be read by colleagues from across the Department and evaluated against the current REF criteria; Please save all application documents with your name and document type as PDF files. We will notify you on the status of your application at various points throughout the selection process, via automated emails from our e-recruitment system.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Assistant professor in Geology, Geobiology, and/or Geochemistry- Harvard University

The Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences (EPS) invites applications for an open faculty position spanning the broadly defined fields of Geology, Geobiology and/or Geochemistry as they pertain to reconstructing and understanding the history of the Earth. This is a tenure-track appointment at the assistant level. They seek to attract an outstanding individual to establish an innovative research program and teach both undergraduate and graduate students. They are especially interested in individuals whose work spans the intellectual interests of Harvard faculty, including—although not limited to—the interactions between life, evolution, (bio)geochemistry, tectonics, and marine or terrestrial environmental change over geologic time. There is also the opportunity to work with sister departments such as Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

A doctorate or terminal degree in the broad area of Earth history is required by the expected start date, currently July 1, 2019. We also seek candidates who have a commitment to teaching. We value diversity in our faculty and are committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community. We particularly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, including women and minorities.

Please submit applications online at: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/8387. Required materials include a cover letter, curriculum vita; a statement of research and teaching interests; four representative publications; and the names, institutional affiliations, and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018, and conclude when the position is filled.

Further information about EPS is available at http://www.eps.harvard.edu/. Address questions about the position to Professor David Johnston (johnston@eps.harvard.edu) and about the application process to Chenoweth Moffatt (moffatt@eps.harvard.edu).

Monday, August 27, 2018

Assistant Professor of Marine Ecology (Gettysburg College)

Position Summary
The Department of Environmental Studies at Gettysburg College invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Marine Ecology beginning August, 2019. Candidates should be committed to teaching undergraduates in an interdisciplinary department and have an active research program. The successful candidate will teach marine ecology, introductory marine science courses to non-majors, as well as upper level courses in their area of expertise. The teaching load for this position will be five courses annually (3/2 load), where either a lecture or laboratory section is considered to be one course.
Gettysburg College is a highly selective liberal arts college located within 90 minutes of the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area. The College is a member of the Marine Science Education Consortium (MSEC) and has access to facilities at Duke University Marine Lab.


Candidates must have a doctorate (or be ABD) in Marine Ecology or a related field. We seek an individual with demonstrated teaching or mentoring experience and an active research program. Preference will be given to those who can involve undergraduate students in their research. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, scholarship, or service that they can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of our community.

Application Details
Please visit our website to submit your electronic application: http://gettysburg.peopleadmin.com/postings/2713 including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research experience and goals, and the current email addresses for three professional references (at least one of whom can comment on your teaching effectiveness). Professional references will be contacted by Gettysburg College to submit letters of recommendation electronically. Review of complete applications will begin October 5, 2018 and will continue until a successful candidate is found. Inquiries can be addressed to Dr. Andy Wilson (awilson@gettysburg.edu).

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Assistant Professor - Vertebrate Paleontology- UC Berkeley

The Department of Integrative Biology (IB) and the University of California Museum of Paleontology (UCMP) at the University of California, Berkeley invite applications for a full time tenure-track position in vertebrate paleontology at the Assistant Professor level. Potential start date is July 1, 2019.

IB and the UCMP are world-renowned for their dedication to understanding the evolution, systematics, paleoecology, geological history, and paleobiology of life on Earth using field studies, museum collections, and laboratory research. We seek exceptional candidates working in any area of vertebrate paleontology, and on any vertebrate group, whose research emphasizes collection, laboratory, and/or field-based studies within a comparative context. Possible research areas include (but are not limited to) the evolution of major adaptations, functional morphology, microevolutionary and/or macroevolutionary patterns and processes, response of vertebrate taxa and fauna to global climate change through time, paleophysiology, paleoecology, comparative morphology, developmental paleobiology, and the application of phylogenetics to major evolutionary problems. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a strong externally funded active field and/or laboratory research program, to contribute to building and using UCMP collections, and to participate in UCMP research, education, and programmatic needs. Candidates will also contribute to teaching in the undergraduate and graduate curricula of the Department of Integrative Biology, develop a first-class research program that trains graduate and undergraduate students, and possesses a commitment to education, outreach and service.

Required Minimum Basic Qualifications:
* Enrolled in a Ph.D. degree or equivalent international degree program
Additional Qualifications:
Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) must be held by start date
Evidence of contributions made to advance diversity, equity and inclusion
Preferred Qualifications:
PhD in vertebrate paleontology/paleobiology, or some related field
Ability to communicate effectively
Highly motivated
Interested in undergraduate and graduate teaching, public outreach, and museum collections

Applications must be received by October 15, 2018. To apply, please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01857
 Please direct all questions to Integrative Biology Academic Personnel ib_recruit@berkeley.edu.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Assistant Professor in sed/strat and/or paleobiology, Towson University, MD

The College of Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences beginning August 2019.

PhD in a relevant area is required. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, show potential for a productive research/scholarly program, and pursue external funding to support research programs involving undergraduate and graduate students. Preference will be given to candidates with research and teaching interests in the areas of sedimentology and stratigraphy and/or paleobiology. Candidates with a background in hydrogeology, in environmental or low-temperature geochemistry, or in geophysics and whose interests overlap with the priorities already listed will also be considered.


Faculty are assigned an instructional workload of six (6) course units per academic year for the first year. Beginning the second year the workload reverts back to the standard instructional workload of seven to eight (7-8) course units per academic year, with the possibility of a decrease in instructional workload based upon research needs. This position supports the Geology program with the potential to interact with students in the interdisciplinary graduate and undergraduate programs in Environmental Science and Studies. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory and upper–level geology courses and may include graduate–level environmental science courses. The candidate will likely teach a graduate-level environmental geology course in alternate years.

Application Process:
Electronic applications should be submitted as a single PDF file. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two-page statement on teaching philosophy, and two-page statement on research interests. Three letters of reference should be directly submitted separately to: Dr. David Schaefer; GEOLsearch@towson.edu

Review of applications will begin on October 5, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. 
Additional information can be found here: https://careers.insidehighered.com/job/1589158/fcsm-n-3212-assistant-professor/

Friday, August 17, 2018

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Macroecology (Oxford, UK)

A position is available within the invertebrate palaeontology group that is led by Dr Erin Saupe. The post is funded by a Leverhulme Foundation grant awarded to Dr Saupe, and will conducted in coordination with Professor Wolfgang Kiessling (FAU, Germany) and Professor Martin Aberhan (Museum für Naturkunde Berlin). The Postdoctoral Research Assistant will focus on quantitative tests on the evolution of species’ tolerances in the fossil record. They will also assemble and vet spatial and temporal occurrence datasets from online occurrence compendia, manipulate global climate model data and communicate research results with other members of the team.
The successful applicant will hold (or be very close to completion of) a PhD relating to paleontology, evolutionary biology, macroevolution, ecology or a cognate discipline and a track record of research publication in international, peer-reviewed journals. They will also have experience in computer programming, evidence of analytical skills required to carry out specified research activities, and evidence of innovation and insightful thinking in the areas of macroecology and/or macroevolution. The applicant will have an option to engage in teaching. This may include lectures and small-group teaching of undergraduates and graduate students. There is also scope for the PDRA to supervise Masters projects.
To apply, please visit the Oxford Recruiting Website. The deadline for applications is 12.00 midday on Friday 23 November 2018. Interviews will be held in early December 2018. For further details about this role, please see the job description. For informal enquiries about the project, please contact Erin Saupe (erin.saupe@earth.ox.ac.uk).

Monday, July 23, 2018

Vertebrate Paleontology Collections Manager at KU

Position starts January 1st, applications are due Sept 7th.

The University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute seeks a collection manager to oversee its world-class research collections in vertebrate paleontology. The collections consist of extensive fossil vertebrate specimens, along with archives and library holdings. The collections have particular strengths in Paleozoic and Mesozoic fishes and Paleozoic tetrapods; fishes, plesiosaurs, mosasaurs, ichthyosaurs, pterosaurs and toothed birds from the Niobrara Chalk; Jurassic and Cretaceous dinosaurs from the Western Interior; Cenozoic mammals from the central and western parts of the USA; and a remarkable late Pleistocene fauna from Natural Trap Cave, Wyoming. KU faculty, staff and students, as well as national and international scholars use the collections extensively for research and education. The collection manager is responsible for day-to-day activities in the collection and reports to the curator-in-charge. This is a full-time (12-month appointment), non-tenure track position.

Duties include:
• Collection management and conservation of the various collections.
• Acquisition and collection development in conjunction with curators and students.
• Museum operational service including day-to-day care and use of the collections.
• Continue development and enhancement of collection database.
• Supervision and training of graduate and undergraduate research assistants and students, and volunteers.
• Professional development to maintain currency in and advance the field.
• Other duties as appropriate.

Required qualifications:
• Master's degree or Ph.D. in museum studies, geology, evolutionary biology, or paleontology from an accredited university plus experience working with museum collections in a position with similar responsibilities.
• Working knowledge of the taxonomy and identification of fossil vertebrates as evidence by previous experience and/or education.
• Demonstrable knowledge of care and management of natural history collections, with a special emphasis on preventative conservation, collection-storage environments, and techniques pertaining uniquely to fossil vertebrate collections as evidenced by previous experience.
• Familiarity with biodiversity informatics, including relational databases (e.g., Specify), web-based applications, and distributed networks as evidenced by previous experience and/or education.

And preference will be given to applicants with:
• Previous collection-management experience.
• Expertise in one or more taxa that constitute divisional strengths and programmatic priorities.
• Field experience collecting fossil vertebrate specimens.
• Experience preparing fossil vertebrate specimens.

A complete application will include (1) a letter of application addressing qualifications, (2) CV, (3) statement of collection management philosophy, (4) names and email address of three individuals who can write a letter of recommendation, and (5) representative publications (the latter is optional). More information and a complete position description may be obtained by contacting:
• K. Christopher Beard, Biodiversity Institute, Division of Vertebrate Paleontology, Senior Curator, chris.beard@ku.edu
• Jaime Keeler, Biodiversity Institute Business Coordinator, jrkeeler@ku.edu

The workplace is located in Dyche Hall and PSB on the university campus. The Biodiversity Institute is a healthy, dynamic, nourishing intellectual environment that values creativity, professional growth and collaborative interaction. The University of Kansas offers a fine benefits package for this permanent full-time position.

Application review begins 7 September 2018. EO/AA. We celebrate diversity in all life forms.