Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Postdoctoral Scholar - Macroevolution/Phylogenetics, University of Chicago

Seeking a postdoctoral scholar to participate in an ongoing collaborative research project (D. Jablonski-K. Roy-J. W. Valentine-R. Bieler) on the origin and maintenance of taxonomic, trait, and functional diversity in time & space. Marine bivalves will be used as a model system due to their excellent fossil record, ecological diversity, highly resolved taxonomy and increasingly refined phylogenies. The immediate research goal is the construction of a supertree for Bivalvia from existing molecular phylogenies, and time-calibrating that tree using paleontological data.
The postdoctoral scholar will take the lead on construction of a higher-level phylogeny of bivalves (using supertree and/or super matrix methods) and its subsequent time calibration, and participate in research supported by the resulting phylogeny, with the opportunity to take the lead on some new research projects. Experience in tree construction/alignments required.
One-year appointment, although collaboration will likely extend beyond that time; we will also be applying for further funding but cannot guarantee success. Starting date negotiable but prefer early fall 2019. Requires either Ph.D. in hand or dissertation submitted and approved for degree. Under certain circumstances, the work could be done remotely, with frequent (~weekly) Skype sessions with Jablonski and other group members.
Please email in a single pdf a 1-2 page letter documenting research interests and experience, a CV, and the email addresses of at least two references to Dr. David Jablonski ( at the University of Chicago. Applications required by August 31, 2019 for full consideration.
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Assistant Professor (tenure track) Paleoclimate Sedimentology - University of Lausanne

The Faculty of Geosciences and the Environment (FGSE) of the University of Lausanne invites applications for a professorship in Paleoclimate Sedimentology, to be based in the Institute of Earth Sciences (ISTE).

We are looking for an excellent sedimentologist who focuses on the reconstruction of past climate changes (including sedimentary, paleoclimate, biological and paleoceanography changes) at geological timescales using the stratigraphic and sedimentary record. We seek a candidate who can provide an innovative interpretation of sedimentary archives, using laboratory, and field techniques and reconstructing Earth system history. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in geology, a strong commitment to field-based research and a willingness to contribute to field-based teaching.

The successful candidate will actively participate in the research activities of the Institute of Earth Sciences, will teach in the Bachelor of Geosciences and Environment and in relevant Masters taught by the FGSE, and will supervise masters and doctoral students.

Appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level (tenure track). However, exceptionally, we will consider outstanding candidates for direct appointment to the Associate or Ordinary Professor level, notably if this corresponds with our equal opportunity objectives.

The application should include a cover letter (max 0.5 page), a full Curriculum Vitae, a research statement (max. 4 pages), a teaching statement (max. 2 pages), PDFs of the three most significant publications, and the names and contact information of five referees. For further information, contact Prof. Frédéric Herman, Dean of the FGSE (

Application deadline: August 24th, 2019 (23:59 Swiss time GMT+2)

More Details & Application Link here: 
(or -> Jobs -> search sedimentology)

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Tenure-track Appointments (Science, Mathematics, and/or Statistics), Harvard University

The Division of Science at Harvard University is searching for tenure-track faculty (at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor) who will be appointed in one or more of the following departments: Astronomy, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Human Evolutionary Biology, Mathematics, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Physics, Statistics, and Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology. This is an open-field search, and we invite scholars whose research overlaps with one or more departments or disciplines to apply. This open-field search is independent of and concurrent with other department/discipline-specific searches ( We are committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and we particularly encourage applications from individuals who identify as members of historically underrepresented groups. The appointee will direct an independent research program, and teach and advise undergraduate and graduate students. This appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Basic Qualifications
Doctorate or terminal degree in an applicable field required by the time the appointment begins.

Additional QualificationsCandidates should have a strong record of or commitment to: 
1) teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, 
2) to broadening institutional diversity,
3) scholarly excellence

Special InstructionsYour application will be considered complete when the following documents have been submitted to
1. Cover letter, to include which of our academic departments you think are most appropriate for you (
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Teaching statement describing your teaching and mentoring experience, approach, and philosophy. Include teaching evaluations if available. 
4. Research statement including accomplishments and future plans (1-3 pages) and one to two introductory paragraphs summarizing your main research questions and significance in
language accessible to a general scientific audience. 
5. PDFs of three representative publications, and your ORCID or Google Scholar identifier (or similar) if available.
6. Statement (1-2 pages) describing your efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas.
7. Recommendation letters from 3-5 references. One of these letters must come from someone who has not served as your graduate or postdoctoral advisor.

All applications and materials must be submitted by October 7th, 2019. Selected candidates will be invited to mandatory interviews on campus on Thursday, November 14th and Friday, November 15, 2019.
Contact Information: Zoe Fonseca-Kelly (zoefonseca-kelly@g.harvard.eduAssistant Dean for Science

Assistant Professor Paleontology - Colgate University, New York

The Department of Geology at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-stream position in the area of Paleontology at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester 2020.

We seek an individual with a Ph.D. who is committed to excellence in teaching and research at the undergraduate level. Completion of the Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. The area of specialization is open but could include invertebrate or vertebrate paleontology, paleobotany, micropaleontology, paleoecology, or paleoclimatology. The successful applicant will teach introductory courses for non-majors, an intermediate-level Paleontology course for majors, as well as develop upper-level courses in their area of specialty. Participation in the Geology Department's summer field courses and meaningful involvement of undergraduates in research are expected. All Colgate faculty are expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum.

A cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements, and two reference letters must be submitted through Review of applications will begin September 27th, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. All applications should speak directly to the candidate's ability to work effectively with students across a wide range of identities and backgrounds.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

GSA GBGM 2019 Student Presentation Awards

GSA GBGM 2019 Student Presentation Awards

Hello members of the GSA Geobiology and Geomicrobiology Division!
The GSA Annual Meeting is coming up quickly! The division is excited to announce that we will be organizing the GSA GBGM student awards for outstanding student oral and poster presentations. 
This is a great opportunity to get to know professionals in your field, and advertise the work you’re all doing.
If you are a student presenter at this year's GSA meeting in Phoenix, and would like to be considered for one of the GSA GBGM student awards, please fill out our short on-line survey at this link here by August 31st. 
Amanda Godbold and Andrew Putt will assemble a team of impartial judges to come see your work, and we will announce the winners via email at the end of GSA. Last year’s winners will be recognized during the Geobiology and Geomicrobiology Division Award Presentation Event & Business Meeting.
We’re looking forward to hearing from everyone! If you have any questions feel free to e-mail either Amanda Godbold or Andrew Putt.
Amanda Godbod
Andrew Putt

Two Assistant Professor Positions - Marine and Coastal Science (Western Washington University)

The Geology Department and the MACS program at WWU invite applications for two tenure-track, assistant professor positions with specialties in one of three fields: Coastal Geomorphology/Coastal Geohazards, Paleoceanography /Paleoclimatology, or Marine Geology. These positions will begin Sept 16, 2020. As members of the group of initial faculty hires into the MACS program, the successful applicant will foster an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and research in geology and marine science. We seek individuals who are enthusiastic about teaching and who will establish a vigorous research program, and are particularly interested in those who will combine field, experimental, and/or modeling approaches in their research program, and who will involve undergraduate and Masters-level students in their research.

Coastal Geomorphology/Coastal Geohazards
The ideal candidate will enhance our existing strengths in geoscience teaching and research by developing new courses and research avenues in coastal geomorphology, coastal tectonics and geo-hazards. Broad areas of interest include, but are not limited to, coastal erosion and sediment transport, delta evolution, beach/tidal morphodynamics, marine geohazards, and tectonic processes that impact coastal zones, including uplift, subsidence, and tsunami generation and impacts.

The ideal candidate will enhance our existing strengths in geoscience teaching and research by developing new courses and research avenues in paleoceanography/paleoclimatology. Broad areas of interest include, but are not limited to, oceanic circulation and heat transport, micropaleontology/paleoecology, the carbon cycle, and geochemical processes that are related to climate variations on geological timescales. Tools and techniques used to address these problems can include geochemical or sedimentological proxies of climate variations, paleontological proxies/indicators of climate variations, physical oceanographic data, or other appropriate techniques.

Marine Geologist
The ideal candidate will enhance our existing strengths in geoscience teaching and research by developing new courses and research avenues in marine geology with a focus on crustal/lithospheric evolution and/or tectonic processes. Broad areas of interest include, but are not limited to, formation of the oceanic lithosphere and crustal evolution, geodynamics of the ocean basins, hydrothermal circulation at mid-ocean ridges, geochemistry of rock-water interactions, submarine volcanic systems, or tectonic processes associated with oceanic plate boundaries. Tools and techniques used to address these problems can include geochemical analyses, geophysical methods, geospatial analysis, textural rock analysis, numerical models, or other appropriate techniques.

As a member of the MACS core faculty, the successful applicant will teach in MACS and the Geology Department, with teaching assignments split evenly between the two units. The selected candidates must be able to contribute to the curriculum of the Geology Department through teaching Geol 211 (Physical Geology), Geol 340 (Geological Oceanography) and upper division courses in their specialty, and to the MACS program through teaching courses including MACS 302 (Marine Geological Processes), and contribute to MACS courses for 1st and 2nd year students, an interdisciplinary course-based research capstone, and/or a marine science elective suitable for students with broad interests and backgrounds.

Position Responsibilities: 

  • Teach Physical Geology (Geol 211) and Geological Oceanography (Geol 340)
  • Teach advanced courses in faculty specialty
  • Teach interdisciplinary marine science courses potentially including the 1st and 2nd year seminar series, Marine Science and Society, Marine Geological Processes, a research capstone, and/or an elective in the applicant’s area of expertise. 
  • Contribute to the development of the curriculum for both Geology and MACS, fostering a culture of collaboration between departments in research and teaching. 
  • Participate in service activities for both the Geology Department and the MACS program. 
  • Fulfill teaching and mentoring responsibilities in ways that provide equitable and inclusive learning environments for all students
  • Establish an active research program that can be sustained at a primarily undergraduate institution
  • Mentor undergraduate and graduate (Master’s) students’ research projects
  • Seek extramural research funding

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in geological sciences, oceanography, or a closely related field, completed at the time of application.
  • Evidence of the ability to effectively teach Physical Geology and Geological Oceanography.
  • Evidence of the ability to develop and teach interdisciplinary marine science courses suitable for students with broad interests and backgrounds. 
  • Demonstrated record of, or commitment to, mentoring early-stage students in course-based research or skills acquisition
  • Demonstrated record of, or commitment to, cultivating learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds
  • Demonstrated record of, or commitment to, establishing a research program in geology that includes involvement of undergraduate and graduate students
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Postdoctoral experience and strong research record in geoscience/oceanography fields
  • Teaching experience using student-centered approaches to foster active learning
  • Evidence of the ability to teach upper-division and graduate courses in Geology
  • Demonstrated ability of engaging in research that traverses different scientific disciplines
  • Potential for mentoring students in graduate research as part of the Geology MS program

Application Instructions
Interested candidates must apply online. For application information and instructions, go to the WWU Employment website

Attach (1) a cover letter indicating which specialty field you are applying for, addressing the required and preferred qualifications for the position, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, (4) a detailed statement of research plans, (5) a statement detailing how your teaching, service and/or scholarship has prepared you to support the success of students with backgrounds or identities that are underrepresented in STEM fields and (6) names and contact information for three individuals to provide recommendation letters.

Review of applications begins October 14, 2019 and continues until the positions are filled.

TERSANE PhD position on Size reductions during hyperthermal events

We seek a motivated and talented graduate student for a PhD position in the DFG founded project on “Size reductions during hyperthermal events: Early warnings of environmental deterioration or signs of extinction?”. The position is temporary for 36 months (TV-L E13, 75%) and is anticipated to start in Oktober 2019. Place of work is the GeoZentrum Nordbayern, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen.
This project is one of eight new projects embedded in the successful prolongation of the interdisciplinary Research Unit FOR 2332 TERSANE: Temperature-Related Stresses as a Unifying Principle in Ancient Extinctions. The research unit combines high-resolution geological field studies with meta-analyses, physiological studies and sophisticated analysis of fossil occurrence data on ancient hyperthermal events to reveal the rate and magnitude of warming, potential causes, impact on marine life, and the mechanisms which led to ecological change and extinction. Geochemistry, analytical paleobiology and physiology comprise our main toolkits. More information on Tersane is available at:

Tasks: The successful candidate will focus on paleobiological – ecological analysis of Pliensbachian-Toarcian and Permian-Triassic mollusks and brachiopods but also be involved in meta-analyses of stratigraphic and paleoenvironmental controls on size and morphology of Phanerozoic invertebrates more generally. The project will largely focus on previously collected data in high-stratigraphic resolution, but will include supplementary field work to cover within- and between facies differences before and across extinct events. Statistical analyses should be carried out, in particular in view of body size distribution and in relationship with environmental perturbations, extinction and facies changes (stratigraphic paleobiology). Fieldwork and analyses occur in connection with other projects within the Research Unit. Applicants are expected to participate in weekly informal seminar, annual workshops and international summer schools with others members of the research unit.

Mandatory requirements are
  • M.Sc. degree in geology or biology
  • Experience in fieldwork
  •  High degree of initiative and motivation
  •  Ability to work as part of a team
  • Very good English skills
  • Good knowledge of statistics and R programming
Desirable are
  • Background in invertebrate palaeontology
  • Driving license

Please submit your application as a single pdf (including curriculum vitae, list of publications, statement of research interests; keyword "EarlyWarn") by the 14th of August 2019 to

Quantitative Paleobiology Postdoc- Indiana University

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Indiana University seeks a postdoctoral researcher in any area of quantitative paleobiology or paleoecology, including but not limited to phylogenetics, morphometrics, stratigraphic paleobiology, conservation paleobiology, or ecometrics, with a preference for someone with research interests in marine invertebrates from the Paleozoic or Mesozoic. The successful candidate will have a good publication record; be prepared to carry out an independent research program; be able to assist with occasional teaching, including up to one graduate or upper division course in quantitative paleobiology; be interested in collaborative research; and participate in mentoring graduate students in IU's geobiology group.

Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit applications at:
Questions regarding the position can be directed to Professor David Polly ( Applications received by September 1, 2019, will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is filled. The expected start date is January 1, 2020. The appointment is for 2 years, with the possibility of renewal up to 4 years based on performance evaluation. The minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in paleobiology or other relevant field and a strong track record of independent research.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Assistant Professor position in Paleontology- the University of Michigan

The Museum of Paleontology and the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Michigan are searching for a full-time tenure-track faculty candidate in the field of Paleontology at the assistant professor/assistant curator level. This is a university year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2020. The Museum of Paleontology has recently relocated its internationally significant collections of plant, invertebrate and vertebrate fossils to the new Research Museums Center. Paleontology faculty labs and offices are in the newly completed Biological Sciences Building, which houses other academic units and the Museum of Natural History which attracts over 165,000 visitors a year.

We seek applicants who have broad research and teaching interests within developing areas of evolutionary or environmental paleontology. We are especially interested in applicants investigating the invertebrate fossil record, although exceptional candidates with other areas of taxonomic expertise will be considered. The Museum and Department invite applicants in fields including, but not restricted to: macroevolution, interactions of developmental biology and evolution, extinction dynamics, paleoecology, organismal paleobiology, and biotic responses to global change.

The successful candidate is expected to establish an externally funded research program and contribute to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Applicants must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment and should submit a: (1) cover letter; (2) CV; (3) statement of current and future research plans; (4) statement of teaching philosophy and experience; (5) evidence of teaching excellence, if available; (6) a statement of activities contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion in academia; (7) up to four publications; and (8) the names and contact information for at least four references.

Information about the Museum and Department can be found at and To apply please go to, complete the online form, and upload the required application documents as a single PDF file. If you have any questions or comments, please send an email message to

The application deadline is August 31, 2019 for full consideration. We expect to begin on-campus interviews in late Fall, 2019, but applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Further details and application here:

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Carbonate Sedimentology and Geochem PhD position, University of Naples Federico I

Newly announced Ph.D. grants offered by the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Naples Federico I. Dr. Mariano Parente will supervise a project on the carbonate platform record of carbon cycle perturbations (end Triassic to Middle Jurassic). The PhD student will work in the framework of a 3-years national research project entitled "Biota resilience to global change: biomineralization of planktic and benthic calcifiers in the past, present and future”, P.I. Elisabetta Erba at the University of Milan. I am looking for candidates with a background in stratigraphy, carbonate sedimentology and/or sedimentary geochemistry, good skills in both field and lab work, strong motivation and sincere passion for scientific research. 

The deadline for applications is August 2.  The call and the instructions to apply are available here: can contact Dr. Parente for further details on the research projects (Mariano Parente, email: A list of the research projects available for this year at the School in Earth Sciences of the University of Naples can be found here:

The PhD School in Earth Sciences is offering seven 3-years grants. All the positions are open to non-Italian applicants. The salary is 1132.72 € per month, plus health care cover, etc. The salary is increased by 50% during periods spent abroad at foreign Universities and Research Institutions. There will be an open competition to select the best candidates. Three more positions without grant are available for candidates that have independent funding. 

Facilities available at the Department of Earth Sciences for this PhD project include a Triton Plus™ Multicollector Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometer, a Perkin-Elmer Avio200 ICP-OES, a top-level SEM (ZEISS Gemini), two powder diffractometers (Philips PW3710/1730 theta/2theta double goniometric unit and dual detector; Panalytical X'Pert Pro theta/ theta with sample changer, equipped with fast RTMS X'Celerator detector). More lab facilities are available at the Department of Chemistry. 

Naples is one of the most wonderful towns of Italy. Its landscape and cultural heritage are fantastic, and the living costs are reasonably low, compared to other big towns in Italy and western Europe. The University of Naples Federico II is one of the most ancient in the world and hosts a lively international community. Please have a look at this video for a presentation:

Senior Paleontologist/Project Manager at Applied EarthWorks

Applied EarthWorks, Inc. (Æ) has an immediate opening a full-time Senior Paleontologist / Project Manager in our Pasadena, CA office. The Senior Paleontologist / PM will identify paleontological services needed for specific projects, discussing these services with Æ’s Paleontology Program Manager and clients; recognize staffing needs and collaborate with Æ’s Paleontology Supervisor; and prepare scopes of work, cost proposals, and schedules for services. The successful candidate also will assist with business development and marketing Æ’s paleontology services.

Typical job duties will include: oversee technical specifications and ensure the accuracy and timeliness of teams executing work; prepare scopes of work and budgets to ensure they properly align services with project needs and meet/exceed best management practices; prepare or review technical reports, management plans, and other compliance documents prepared by junior staff; oversee proactive tracking and oversight of project status, resourcing and priorities for projects; and assist all members/roles in prioritizing workflow.
  • Comprehensive understanding of geology, paleontology, biology, paleoecology, stratigraphy, and biostratigraphy.
  • Ability to identify regulatory compliance needs based on project descriptions, regulatory context, and construction design.
  • Experience writing technical reports, management plans, and other documents at all levels of compliance.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with clients and staff.
  • Must meet the Society of Vertebrate Paleontologists (SVP) qualifications for Principal Investigator/Project Paleontologist. Candidates must have:
  • M.A. or Ph.D. degree in paleontology or geology and/or a publication record in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Demonstrated competence in field techniques, preparation, identification, curation, and reporting in California.
  • At least two full years of professional experience as assistant to a Project Paleontologist with administration and project management experience, as supported by a list of projects and referral contacts.
  • Proficient in recognizing fossils in the field and determining their significance. Expertise in western geology, stratigraphy, and biostratigraphy. Experience in field collection and laboratory processing of fossils, preferably a range of biota.

Preference will be given to candidates with prior paleontological and project management experience in an environmental compliance setting, including successful authorship of past CEQA and/or NEPA documents, in Southern California.

Interested applicants may submit a letter of interest, resume/curriculum vitae, a technical writing sample and list of three professional references to Human Resources at Please reference “Senior Paleontologist” in the subject line. 

Postdoc in Paleontology - University of Vienna

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher with an excellent research and publication record in the field of marine ecosystems, with a special focus on foraminifera. The advertised position is associated with the chair for palaeoecosystems (Prof. Petra Heinz) at the Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy.

Duration of employment: 6 year/s
Extent of Employment: 40 hours/weekJob grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description: Active participation in research, teaching and administration. This involves
- Developing and strengthening the independent research profile
- Involvement in research projects / research studies
- International publications and presentations
- Responsibility for project applications and the acquisition of third-party funding
- Independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement
- Supervision of students
- Participation in evaluation measures and quality assurance
- Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration 

More Information here:

Reference number: 9847

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Undergraduate Student funds for GSA through PaleoSoc

The Paleontological Society seeks to support undergraduate students interested in a career in paleontology who plan to attend the 2019 Geological Society of America meeting in Phoenix, Arizona (Sept 21-25, 2019). A limited number of grants are available to offset travel costs: $1,000 if the undergraduate is presenting original research at GSA and $500 if the undergraduate is just attending the meeting.

In addition to travel support, students will participate in mentoring opportunities with professional paleontologists and graduate students while at the meeting and receive a free 1‐year student membership to the Paleontological Society

In exchange, PS‐SAP students will be expected to volunteer at the PS booth for at least 5 hours during the meeting, and to use social media (e.g., blogs, Facebook, Twitter) to communicate to the Society about their experience at the meeting. In this way, students will serve as “ambassadors” for the Society.

To be eligible, students must be enrolled as an undergraduate student at an institution of higher education, have a stated interest in learning more about careers in paleontology, and be willing to use social media to promote PS activities at the conference. Students with diverse backgrounds (including race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, neurodiversity, accessibility, first-generation college, etc.) are encouraged to apply.

All documents must be received by Thursday, August 1, 2019.
For more info, please see:

Paleontological Society Student Ambassador Program
The Paleontological Society is pleased to report that nearly 650 registrants from 34 countries, including 200 students, are planning to attend the 11th North American Paleontological Convention (NAPC), which will start this Sunday, June 23 and run through Thursday, June 27.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Sedimentology Position at UT Austin (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor)

The Department of Geological Sciences in the Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin is seeking to hire a faculty member in Sedimentary Geology at the Assistant, Associate or Full professor level. We seek a creative individual who has an innovative research program in sedimentary geology and addresses questions related to clastic sedimentation, dynamic stratigraphy, depositional systems, and basin architecture over geological time scales, with broad applicability to the energy industry. A demonstrated ability to integrate a range of approaches and data types is required, potentially including field-based inquiry, linked surface and subsurface investigations, incorporation of seismic data, and analytical or modeling approaches. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an internationally recognized research program and excel at teaching, mentoring, and service roles within the department, and should have a strong record of securing external research funds. We seek an individual who facilitates collaborations among faculty, researchers, and students in the department and university, and is capable of teaching courses over a wide range of geoscience topics, particularly courses in stratigraphy, sedimentology, and basin analysis.

As part of the Jackson School of Geosciences, the Department of Geological Sciences has over 50 faculty and a community of research scientists with a broad range of specialties, as well as access to outstanding research facilities and support. The department has one of the largest combined graduate and undergraduate enrollments of any Earth science program in North America and is located in a thriving metropolitan area with a dynamic, multicultural community of over 1 million people. The department is interested in building a culturally diverse intellectual community; we strongly encourage applications from all under-represented groups.

Application Instructions

Required application documents include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research, statement of teaching, statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service, and contact information for at least 5 references. Review of applications will commence September 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Further information about the department is available at Address questions about the position to Charlie Kerans (, and about the application process to Patrick Stafford (


The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity at all levels.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Assistant Curator of Fossil Reptiles - Field Museum

The Field Museum invites applications for a paleontology position in fossil reptiles — preferably specializing in dinosaurs — at the Assistant Curator rank. The Field Museum's Geology Section has a record of scientific excellence in collections-based research. Our fossil reptile collection is world-class, with exceptional strength in North America. We are seeking a collegial individual with strong communication skills to develop an outstanding research program in dinosaur evolution, systematics, paleoecology, or paleobiology in a comparative context.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an externally funded field and/or laboratory research program, to contribute to building and using the dinosaur collections, and to participate in Museum exhibition, public outreach and education, and programmatic efforts. Close relationships with local universities provide opportunities for participation in graduate and undergraduate training. A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline must be held by the start of employment. 

Applications should include: 
(1) a Curriculum Vitae; 
(2) a statement of research interests and career objectives; 
(3) names and contact information for three people from whom letters of recommendation may be sought; and 
(4) copies of up to 5 relevant publications in PDF format. 

Review of applications will begin on September 2, 2019. To apply and for inquiries, email:

Robert Day Postdoctoral Fellowship, Queensland

Robert Day Postdoctoral Fellowship in Palaeontology and Stratigraphy, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Queensland, Australia
Closing Date: 25 July 2019

The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences delivers practical solutions to the complex issues that affect our physical environment and how we interact with it. Our interconnected teams of earth scientists, physical and social scientists, environmental management specialists, health and safety experts, and urban planners work together to address the increasingly critical global challenges of a growing population, climate change, urbanisation, food security, conservation and natural resource management. Researchers, teachers and students from around the world are drawn to our vibrant academic environment at UQ’s stunning St Lucia campus. We house world-class research facilities and have access to unique fieldwork locations in Australia and abroad. UQ’s research excellence in earth and environmental sciences is world renowned, and is reflected by our consistent high ranking in respected global league tables. The School also has an excellent success rate in nationally competitive grants and a strong record of high quality publications.

The role
The successful appointee will engage in original research in the field of palaeontology or stratigraphic palaeontology. Research should be relevant to Queensland and the appointee will be encouraged to apply for his/her own research funding. The successful candidate will be part of a diverse team of research professionals and students aimed at fundamental and applied palaeontological research.

The person
Applicants should possess a PhD in relevant disciplines. You should also have a strong desire to develop a successful and highly-productive research career in palaeontology/stratigraphy, good general research skills, a strong methodological background, excellent statistical and analytic skills, very strong writing abilities, and the capacity to work within multidisciplinary research teams.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to  


This is a full-time, fixed term (12 months) appointment at Academic level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $84,878 - $90,982 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $99,307 - $106,449 p.a.).

The University of Queensland also offers other competitive options including salary sacrificing, on campus childcare, leave packaging and discounted private health insurance as well as many other benefits.

Position Description
EnquiriesTo discuss this role please contact Professor Gregory E. Webb by email: or Associate Professor Patrick Moss by email: applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

You must have valid Australian work rights to apply for this role. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.