Paleonet: Berkeley Invert Paleo job deadline approaching

Charles Marshall crmarshall at berkeley.edu
Fri Oct 22 05:54:15 GMT 2010


We are very excited to be growing at this time, a reflection of 
Berkeley's deep commitment to paleontology - in the last three years 
we have hired a new paleobotanist, a new Director, been given a new 
facility for a significant fraction of our collection 
(http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/about/ucmpnews/10_05/move10_05.php), 
and now have been given permission to search of an invertebrate 
paleontologist.  Application deadline is November 1st  - details 
below:


The Department of Integrative Biology at the University of 
California, Berkeley, is soliciting applications for a tenure track 
position (Assistant Professor) in Paleobiology.  We seek a colleague 
to join a department with a strong interdisciplinary emphasis who 
demonstrates an understanding of the fossil record of marine 
invertebrates, and will use it to develop a vigorous, independent 
research and teaching program in paleobiology.  The successful 
candidate will also serve as a curator in the University of 
California Museum of Paleontology, and will be encouraged to promote 
the use of UCMP's extensive holding of fossil and Recent 
invertebrates, supervise student research, work with museum staff to 
pursue opportunities for collection improvement and growth, and 
participate in UCMP activities and events. Candidates with active 
field programs, and who make use of neontological analysis and data 
are strongly encouraged to apply.  Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or 
equivalent) in the biological or geological sciences, or a related 
field. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, patterns 
and processes of macroevolution, investigations of tempo and mode in 
evolution, systematics of fossil and recent marine invertebrates, 
paleoecology, and paleobiological approaches to climate change, 
macroecology, and paleobiogeography.  Candidates must also have a 
strong interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching and will be 
expected to contribute to instruction in general and specialized 
courses. Candidates will also have commitment to education, outreach 
and service to groups under-represented in the sciences.  The 
expected start date is the beginning of the academic year, 2011-2012.

Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, bibliography, a brief 
description of research accomplishments and objectives, statement of 
interest and experience in teaching, outreach and service to 
under-represented groups in the sciences, pdfs of selected reprints, 
and the names and addresses of three referees. The applicants should 
arrange to have their referees send letters to Department to meet the 
application deadline. 

To submit your application material online:  
http://ib.berkeley.edu/admin/jobs/invertpaleo.php

To submit your application material via e-mail: send to 
InvertPaleoIB at gmail.com. PDF format preferred.

If electronic submission is not possible, materials may be sent by 
regular mail to:
Invertebrate Paleobiology Search Committee
  Department of Integrative Biology
3060 Valley Life Sciences Building
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-3140 USA

Applications must be received electronically or postmarked by 
November 1, 2010.  Review of applications will begin November 2, 2010.

Applicants should refer their referees to the UC Berkeley Statement 
of Confidentiality at http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html.

The University of California is an Affirmative Action/Equal 
Opportunity Employer.

Questions? Please send your inquiry to InvertPaleoIB at gmail.com.

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Charles Marshall

Director, University of California
     Museum of Paleontology
Dept. of Integrative Biology,
University of California, Berkeley

(510) 642-1821 UCMP
(510) 642-1822 fax
crmarshall at berkeley.edu
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