Paleonet: research fellowships in coral reef studies

Sean Connolly sean.connolly at
Wed Sep 16 00:35:00 GMT 2009

Hi all:

Please see the announcement below. The search 
committee for "Understanding and Managing Coral 
Reef Biodiversity" is interested in receiving, 
and will certainly consider, applications with a paleontological bent.

Please note the tight time frame -- I had some 
difficulty getting myself organized to post to 
this list. If you are very keen to apply, but are 
concerned about making Friday's deadline, please contact me directly.

Sean Connolly


Research Fellowships in Coral Reef Studies
ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, Australia

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies is an internationally
renowned research centre encompassing >200 researchers and graduate
students, administered by James Cook University (see in Townsville, Queensland, Australia.  The
Centre undertakes research in >40 countries, and will host the
International Coral Reef Symposium in Australia in 2012. Fellowship
positions are open to ALL career stages (from outstanding new PhD
graduates to Professorial level Fellows), in four of the Centre’s

Conservation Planning for a Sustainable Future ­ explores practical
approaches to cost-effective conservation planning, to promote the
persistence of biodiversity and ecosystem services in the context of
extractive and non-extractive human uses.

Understanding and Managing Coral Reef Biodiversity ­  focuses on
mechanisms and processes that maintain coral reef biodiversity.

Resilience of Linked Social-Ecological Systems ­  promotes multi-
disciplinary research that combines expertise on coral reef biology,
management, governance, economics and social sciences.

Policy Development, Institutions and Governance of Coral Reefs ­
addresses the multi-faceted challenges of improving coral reef governance
locally and across multinational boundaries.

Employment Type: Appointments will be full-time for a fixed-term of 3
years subject to a probationary period. Suitable candidates may be
considered for extension beyond 3 years or for permanent positions.  These
are full time research-only positions, and successful applicants must have
exceptional track records.

Selection criteria: Applicants must have:

a PhD in related discipline
Exceptional publication record for stage of career
Evidence of research ability in one or more discipline(s) relevant to the
research area
Established links (national and international) with appropriate research
organisations and personnel
Demonstrated effective interpersonal and communication skills

Salary: Academic Level A - $A61,856 - $A66,282, B - $A69,689 - $A82,461,
C - $A85,013 - $A97,784, D - $A102,041 - $A112,254, or E - $130,987 per
annum. Level of appointment and commencing salary will be in accordance
with qualifications and experience. Benefits include generous employer
superannuation contribution and attractive options for salary packaging.
Applications should be made online through
Please provide a CV, a 1-page outline of future research plans, pdfs of
recent publications, email addresses of three potential referees, and a
cover letter which addresses the selection criteria. Further information
is available online from

Applications close on 18 September 2009.

Sean R. Connolly
Australian Professorial Fellow
ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, and
School of Marine and Tropical Biology
James Cook University
Townsville, QLD 4811
Ph: 61 7 4781 4242
Fax: 61 7 4725 1570



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