Paleonet: Curator of Invertebrate Paleontology & Paleobotany- CU-Boulder

Talia S. Karim talia.karim at colorado.edu
Sat Oct 22 14:04:50 GMT 2016


Curator of Invertebrate Paleontology & Paleobotany, and Assistant Professor in Geological
Sciences

The University of Colorado Museum of Natural History and Department of Geological
Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder invite applications for a tenure-track appointment as
Curator of Invertebrate Paleontology & Paleobotany and Assistant Professor of Geological
Sciences. We seek a scientist who will conduct field and collection-based research in one or
more of the following areas: evolutionary studies, systematics, organismal paleobiology,
paleoecology, taphonomy, and paleoenvironmental reconstruction. The Museum’s Invertebrate
Paleontology and Paleobotany collections house approximately 200,000 catalogued specimens,
with strengths in Cenozoic terrestrial arthropods (and associated plants), as well as marine
invertebrates and foraminiferans from the Western Interior Seaway. Most holdings are from the
Rocky Mountain region, but the collection includes other US and international materials.
Primary responsibilities will be to develop a research program at the forefront of paleontology; to
curate, develop and increase the visibility of the Museum's Invertebrate Paleontology and
Paleobotany collections, including their digital assets; and to teach in the Museum and Field
Studies Graduate Program and the Department of Geological Sciences.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree in geology, biology, paleontology, or a related field, and
express a commitment to research, curation, teaching, and mentoring. The successful candidate
should complement existing expertise in paleontology and related fields in the Department of
Geological Sciences. Application materials must be submitted electronically at
https://www.cu.edu/cu-careers, job posting 07197. To apply, please collate the following into a
single PDF file: cover letter, curriculum vita, proof of degree, names and addresses of four
references, a statement of research that clearly outlines to non-specialists how the applicant’s
research contributes to the most important scientific problems in his/her discipline; a statement
of teaching experience and philosophy; a statement of curatorial experience and vision; and
representative publications. For full consideration, please apply by November 30, 2016. The
search is open until filled. Direct questions to Paleosearch at colorado.edu<mailto:Paleosearch at colorado.edu>. The University of
Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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