Job Type: Tenured/Tenure Track
Job Rank: Rank Open
Job ID: (0) 12110600001
College: Jackson School of Geosciences
Department/Unit: Geological Sciences
Field of Specialization: Invertebrate Paleontology
Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin seeks to hire a faculty member in the field of invertebrate paleontology. This search is open rank. We are looking for an outstanding scientist who will establish an innovative specimen-based research program and teach both undergraduate and graduate courses.
Ph.D. required by expected start date (August 25, 2013); demonstrated excellence in teaching and research is expected. Individuals conducting rigorous field- and museum- based research into general problems of evolutionary history and paleontology are preferred. Research emphases may include, but are not limited to, morphological, paleoecological, and/or phylogenetic approaches applied to a particular taxonomic group or synthetic work on the evolution of diversity and environment.
The Jackson School of Geosciences (JSG) at The University of Texas at Austin includes the University’s Department of Geological Sciences, one of the country’s oldest Earth science departments, and two world-renowned research units, the Institute for Geophysics and the Bureau of Economic Geology. The school is home to one of the world’s largest academic geoscience communities with 4,250 alumni, 190 research scientists and faculty members, and one of the largest combined graduate and undergraduate enrollments (605) of any major Earth science program. At JSG, paleontology is a part of the Climate, Carbon, and Geobiology research theme. Collections at the University of Texas at Austin include approximately 4 million fossil invertebrate specimens (22,000 type specimens) making them the fifth largest such collection in the US.
Review of applications will begin December 10, 2012. All interested applicants should submit cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, and up to five representative publications via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Tenure track applicants should additionally arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted directly to the e-mail address above. Questions concerning receipt of application materials should be sent to email@example.com. Questions regarding the nature of the search may be addressed to the head of the search committee, Dr. Julia Clarke, at Julia_Clarke@jsg.utexas.edu.
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The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.