Paleonet: Tenure track position in paleobiology - University of South Florida

Herbert, Gregory gherbert at
Wed Nov 11 00:36:01 GMT 2015

Assistant Professor of Digital Science (Geosciences, Paleontology, or related discipline) The Center for Virtualization and Applied Spatial Technologies (CVAST), and the School of Geosciences at the University of South Florida seek to fill a 9 month, full-time and tenure-earning, Assistant Professor position. PhD in Geology, Paleontology, or related field is required. Applications from individuals who are ABD will be accepted, but the degree must be conferred by appointment start date.

The candidate will have expertise in some aspects of virtual reality, 3D laser scanning, LIDAR, scientific visualization, or photogrammetry as applied to field and online quantitative research and education, a publication record, and the ability to generate external funding.

The Center for Virtualization and Applied Spatial Technologies (CVAST) is an interdisciplinary unit tasked with creating an integrated approach for digital research and education efforts at the University of South Florida. CVAST is also a global center for research and the application of digital techniques to science and humanities research with projects throughout Europe, Latin America, North America, and the Arctic. The successful candidate will be assigned to CVAST with a two course per year teaching load in the School of Geosciences. The candidate will be expected to pursue international digital projects, funding, and publication, and will be expected to participate and contribute to the Center's new $9.6 million Hitz Project for Advanced Virtualization, Education and the Democratization of Science. Overseas travel and research required.

Salary is negotiable. To Apply, please visit and attach a cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, evidence of successful research, and provide names and contact information for three references, Position is open until filled, review of applications begin on 1 December 2015.

Please contact Dr. Herbert Maschner maschner at for more information.

Conclusion of this search is subject to final budget approval. According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public.  USF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. USF is a Top 50 research university among both public and private institutions nationwide in total research expenditures, according to the National Science Foundation. Serving nearly 48,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.5 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

Gregory S. Herbert, PhD
Associate Professor of Paleobiology
Director of Undergraduate Studies in Geology
School of Geosciences
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, NES 107
Tampa, FL 33620

gherbert at

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