Thursday, September 22, 2016

Tenure-track assistant/associate professor of invertebrate paleontology- Drexel

The Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science at Drexel University seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor appointment in invertebrate paleontology. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, Systematic and Evolutionary Biology, Paleoecology, Climatology, and Conservation Paleobiology, with the aim of deploying paleontological data to understand patterns of global change. 

The successful candidate will develop a research program in their subject area; teach courses in Invertebrate Paleontology and Stratigraphy, and at least one other course (such as Structural Geology, History of Life or Climatology); and will be the Curator for the Invertebrate Paleontology collection of Drexel's Academy of Natural Sciences. The ability to collaborate with other research groups in the department, such as Environmental Biogeochemistry, or other units at the university, such as Environmental Engineering, is a plus. Importantly, Drexel University emphasizes experiential learning and field-oriented candidates are encouraged to apply.
Philadelphia is located on the Fall Line between the Piedmont and Coastal Plain provinces and is one and a half hours from the Appalachian Mountains. The Academy of Natural Sciences, founded in 1812, is the oldest natural history research institution in North America with 18 million collection objects and a 250,000 volume library. The invertebrate paleontology collection holds 1 million specimens, including 6,000 lots of type specimens, and 30,000 samples of well-cuttings from the Atlantic and Gulf coastal plains. The department has field facilities at Barnegat Bay, New Jersey, and a glacial lake in northeastern Pennsylvania.  Faculty in the department are engaged in geological and paleontological research in the Delaware Estuary and region, the Appalachian Mountains, the Canadian Arctic, India, and Indonesia. Drexel University is a research institution ranked in the top 100 among all PhD granting universities according to US News & World Report (2016). Located in the University City section of Philadelphia, Drexel sits along the Northeast rail corridor, providing easy access to New York and Washington.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Geology, Invertebrate Paleontology or a related field, a record of scientific achievement, a strong interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching, and must be able to develop a high-quality, externally-funded research program. For the Associate level, the candidate must demonstrate extramural funding.
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, a summary of research experience, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of three or more references with postal address, email address, and telephone number. Apply online at<> (Position # 7849). Review of applications will begin December 1st, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquires may be sent to Dr. Gary Rosenberg, Search Committee Chair at

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