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Associate Professor (Palaeobiology), Department of Earth Sciences, Oxford University, Oxford, UK

Posting Date: 9 November 2022
Closing Date: 2 December 2022

The Department of Earth Sciences and St Edmund Hall are seeking a talented researcher and teacher to join our thriving academic community as an Associate Professor of Palaeobiology. The appointee will have outstanding potential and will bring exciting new perspectives. The role will start from 1 September 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter. This is a joint appointment: the person appointed to the Associate Professorship will also be appointed to a Tutorial Fellowship at St Edmund Hall, and will be a trustee and member of its Governing Body. The appointment will be initially for five years at which point, upon completion of a successful review, the post holder will be eligible for reappointment to the retiring age.

We welcome applications from all palaeobiologists. The successful candidate will have a doctorate in the field of Palaeobiology. The main duties of the post are to carry out research at an international level, to participate in the administration of the department and governance of the college, and to teach, supervise, and examine undergraduate and postgraduate students. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

Further particulars, which include details of the application procedure, can be obtained from the University website ( Enquiries about the post should be addressed to the Department HR Manager (

Combined University and College salary from £50,300 p.a. plus additional College pensionable benefits. An allowance of £2,931 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title.

For further details of the post please see the job description. You will also be asked to upload a CV and a supporting statement.*Please only upload these documents*.

The closing date for applications is mid-day on Friday 2 December 2022. Interviews are a three day process and will be held on Monday 13, Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 March 2023.

The Department of Earth Sciences is a member of the Athena SWAN Charter and holds a departmental Bronze Athena SWAN award. The University of Oxford is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Contact Person: Emma Smith
Vacancy ID: 160848
Closing Date & Time: 02-Dec-2022 12:00
Contact Email:
Salary (£): £50,300 - £67,541 per annum

Additional documents can be accessed

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Assistant Professor (Sedimentary Geology), Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California – Riverside, Riverside, California, USA

Posting Date: 15 October 2022
Closing Date: 19 December 2022

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California – Riverside is seeking a tenure track assistant professor who integrates their own field-generated data with lab or computer-based analysis of long, high-fidelity records of Earth’s sedimentary history in order to constrain the timing of past and current Earth processes, and illuminate their underlying drivers. We expect the hire to consider themselves a stratigrapher, geochronologist, or geomorphologist with proven ability as a field geologist, and an interest in teaching field classes. Candidates for this position are required to have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in geology, earth sciences, or a related field, and demonstrated excellence in research and teaching. The successful candidate will be fully engaged in the teaching mission of the department and the college, including formal classroom and field instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and mentoring of baccalaureate, MS and PhD students in research and the process of knowledge development. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input. To apply: Interested individuals are required to submit a cover letter, most recently updated curriculum vitae, contact information for three to five letters of reference, a Statement of Teaching, a Statement of Research, and a Contribution to Diversity Statement to the
AP Recruit website. Review of applications will begin December 19th, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicants should submit their complete applications prior to the above date. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2023.

Preferred qualifications for this position include: extensive experience of field-based geological investigation.

For junior candidates, preference will be given to candidates who have experience in postdoctoral fellowships and/or grant writing.

For more information about this position, please contact
Nigel Hughes, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, at For questions on application procedures and requirements, please contact Mr. Andrew Herrera, Academic Personnel.

  • Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
  • Ph.D. or equivalent degree in geology, earth sciences, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated excellence in research and teaching.

Preferred qualifications
  • Extensive experience of field-based geological investigation.
  • For junior candidates, preference will be given to candidates who have experience in fellowship and/or grant writing.

Application Requirements
  • Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Please provide the contact information for a minimum of three references. You may request that your referees provide their letters (via AP Recruit) at the time of application (recommended). Upon review of applications, if the Search Committee wishes to review your reference letters and they are not already uploaded, they will reach out to your references directly.

Apply link:
Help contact:

Campus Information
UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

University of California COVID-19 Vaccination Program Policy
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the
University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Fixed-Term, Visiting, Postdoctoral & Technical Positions

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Junior Postdoctoral Fellowship, The Research Foundation, Flanders (FWO), Meise Botanical Garden, Meise, Belgium

Posting Date: 17 October 2022
Closing Date: 1 December 2022

The junior postdoctoral fellowships are intended to support researchers who have only recently completed their PhD, in developing an independent, international research career.

For the funding of additional postdoctoral fellowships, the FWO collaborates with
Meise Botanical Garden and with VITO.

For the postdoctoral fellowships call 2022, the Fund Suzanne Duchesne, managed by the King Baudouin Foundation offers an amount of € 75,000 in the form of
special bench fees for selected postdoc researchers in oncology (Med4 panel).

  • Period: 3 years
  • Salary scale: minimum €4,565.20 - maximum €7,116.70
  • Call 2023 open since 19 September 2022
  • Deadline: 1 December 2022 17:00h CET
  • Announcement of selection results: 24 May 2023
  • Start fellowship: 1 October 2023 (1 November 2023 is also possible)

Profile and conditions
  • See the programme regulations for more details on eligibility conditions
  • You hold a PhD by thesis or a degree or a diploma or certificate recognized as equivalent in accordance with European Union directives or a bilateral agreement
  • You can apply for a junior postdoctoral fellowship if your PhD was obtained not longer than 3 years before October, 1 of the year in which the fellowship would start, or will be obtained at Jun 1 of that year at the latest.
  • You have not previously received a similar fellowship (not even in part).
  • You can apply maximum two times for the same fellowship. You can apply for a senior postdoctoral fellowship immediately after your junior postdoctoral fellowship.
  • You agree with the Research Integrity Clause

Application, evaluation and selection procedure
  • You contact a supervisor affiliated to a Flemish host organization (eligible list: see regulations postdoctoral fellowships)
  • You complete your application online, which is submitted to an FWO Expert panel.
  • The supervisor is asked by the FWO to write a letter of recommendation.
  • After the preselection by the expert panel, you will be notified and depending on your result, invited to the second round with interview.
  • If you are selected for the second round, you'll be interviewed by the panel between April 20 and May 15, 2023. The dates on which the preselection results will be communicated as well as the very dates of the interview (per panel) can be found here in due time.
  • The Expert panels report to the Board of Trustees, who decides on the appointment. The results will be announced via email and via our results page by 24 May 2023.
  • You will receive feedback on the evaluation after the decision.
  • The evaluation and selection procedures will be explained during infosessions (see below)

  • Internal and external peer review
    • These regulations lay down the conditions of the evaluation and selection procedure for the research support programmes managed by the FWO. The final composition of the panels for the FWO postdoctoral fellowships will be published a few weeks after the close of the call 2023 (composition panels 2022 here).

Additional information for applicants

General information:
  • Evaluation and selection procedures are commented during the information sessions and in this presentation. The presentation allows to better understand the evaluation and selection process, and to prepare an application that meets the selection criteria
  • Registration for the information sessions via the host institution – Research Coordination
    • 5 October 2022 Universiteit Hasselt
    • 6 October 2022 Vrije Universiteit Brussel
    • 6 October 2022 Universiteit Antwerpen
    • 7 October 2022 KU Leuven
    • 13 October 2023 Universiteit Gent
  • Example application form: offers a number of screenshots of the online application forms and the project template outline
  • COVID-19 and your application
    • As a candidate postdoctoral fellow you may be worried about the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on your research career so far, the strength of your application file and the ambitions of your research project.

Therefore we advise you to mention specific factors that influence your application in the entry field ‘career breaks’ and, where appropriate, ‘personal statement’, ‘research stays’ and/or in the project description file. The FWO will explicitly instruct the panel members to take this into account when assessing your application.

Support with your application
  • The application form gives attention to various researcher profiles and research results. The purpose is to give researchers the opportunity to demonstrate the building up of their research career through a range of scientifically relevant activities, skills, experiences and achievements. The FWO is thus following an international trend away from a one-sided focus on ‘classical’ output criteria (such as publications, bibliometrics, patents and the like) towards a broader view of what science can be and accomplish, with respect for the specificity of each discipline. The application forms are aimed to help the researcher demonstrate that versatility The evaluation procedure has also been amended accordingly: in the score grids, the score descriptors have been supplemented with the new elements in the application form.
  • Expert panels: make the right choice!
    • You are responsible to choose the expert panel that best fits your application. Carefully check the overview of the panels and the panel scopes in order to make the most adequate choice. NEW: the panel structure is slightly adapted, starting from this 2023 call, and the scope of all panels was thoroughly revised. The reform further entails a new panel in the domain of medical sciences (Med9), as well as more attention to multi- and interdisciplinary research. Further information on these reforms can be found here: Research Foundation - Flanders - Panel structure reform (
    • If during the evaluation of your proposal there is a panel consensus that the application is out of scope it can be rejected for that reason. It is important to stress that the responsibility for the match between application and panel is the applicant’s!
  • Scoring grids (reference framework with scoring descriptors). The expert panel (as well as the external reviewers) will evaluate your application based on score descriptors in a score grid.
  • Guidelines interview (version 2022, in 2023 most probably the interviews will physically take place in Brussels) – update online in due time.

Working as a FWO postdoctoral researcher?
What happens when the FWO has approved your fellowship?
Here we take you step by step through the different stages of your fellowship.

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Lecturer (Earth Sciences), School of Environmental and Rural Science & Earth Sciences, University of New England (UNE), Armidale, Australia

Posting Date: 10 November 2022
Closing Date: 4 December 2022

Fixed-term, full-time until 31 October 2025
$ 102,546 to $ 121,534 per annum (Level B)
Plus 17% employer superannuation. Salary packaging options are available.
Relocation assistance provided
UNE will provide sponsorship for this position

The University of New England (UNE), Armidale is a regionally based, globally networked university that is renowned for the quality of its student experience and the excellence of its research specialisations. UNE pioneered teaching to external students making it the most experienced provider of distance and innovative online education. Currently there are over 26,000 students (84% of whom are distance/online students) and approximately 1,200 academic and general staff.

The UNE decadal strategic plan, Future Fit 2021-2030, has been developed to guide the University to deliver on its enduring vision to support the aspirations of individuals in communities, and communities within regions, in a digital age.

The Faculty and School

UNE has a vibrant research culture and a rich and extensive history in geoscience. Our Earth Sciences department achieved a ranking of 5 for the Australian Research Council's Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), which translates to an outstanding research record `well above world standards. UNE has a long history of teaching and research in the Earth Sciences and is conveniently located in the heart of the New England region, providing an excellent natural laboratory for studying all aspects of the discipline.

The School of Environmental and Rural Science (SERS) is an active and dynamic school of environmental scientists, agronomists, geneticists, zoologists, plant scientists, soils scientists, and ecologists. The school sits within the Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law, which includes internationally recognised scholars with diverse teaching, research, and professional and community backgrounds. We are a leading provider of both on-campus and online or distance education, offering flexible learning options for students throughout the year. Further information can be found on the School of Environmental and Rural Science website. UNE supports a diverse community and welcomes flexible working arrangements.

Yarm Gwanga Childcare is located on campus and parent and infant care rooms are also available. SportUNE, also based on campus for easy access is a well-equipped facility hosting everything from world class mountain bike trails to high intensity training, a geothermally heated pool and gym equipment.

About the role

As a Lecturer in Earth Sciences, you will join a successful, enthusiastic and versatile team of geoscientists who teach and research across a range of areas such as economic geology, tectonics, palaeontology, petrology, structural geology, environmental geology, geochemistry, sedimentology and remote sensing. You will teach into our Bachelor of Geoscience course and lead a strong research program in your relevant area of expertise. A collaborative approach to `team' teaching, supportive research student supervision, applying for external research grants and collaboration in community engagement programs are expected activities of the position. Importantly, we are seeking applicants who are willing to champion the role of women in this discipline.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:
  • A doctoral qualification in Geology or Palaeontology
  • Expertise in a complementary discipline within Geology or Palaeontology, and relevant postdoctoral experience.
  • Capacity for innovative, research-driven teaching and curriculum development in online and face-to-face settings.
  • An outstanding research record (relative to opportunity), including publications in high quality, peer-reviewed journals that align with our ERA 5 in Geology
  • Teaching and/or research excellence (relative to opportunity) in one or more of the following disciplines: Sedimentology, Palaeontology, Geochemistry, Tectonics, Field Mapping, Structural Geology.
  • Potential to lead a research program and attract significant external funding.
  • Commitment to a diverse and inclusive academic environment.

And it is desirable that you have experience in research supervision, online teaching and/or innovation in curriculum development and some knowledge of GIS software

About Armidale

Living in Armidale you will experience the best of both city and rural living. Enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle with access to shopping, gourmet food, top sporting facilities and cultural delights, all for a fraction of the price you'd expect to pay in a major city. You can live in the heart of Armidale or experience the tranquillity of the New England countryside on a rural property. To find out more visit

Enquiries and additional information

To discuss this role please contact Professor Julius Van Der Werf phone: (02) 6773 2092, email:

Closing Date: Midnight, 4 December 2022

Reference No: 222290

To Apply

Please submit the following documents by clicking the Apply Now button below:
  • Covering letter
  • Responses to selection criteria
  • Current CV

For further information about this position, please see the Position Description below.

Please visit for further information about this position and other career opportunities at UNE.

Equity principles underpin all UNE policies and procedures. As a University committed to engaging a diverse workforce, UNE encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

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Postdoctoral Studentship (Global Change Ecology), Marine Palaeoecology Lab, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Queensland, Australia

Posting Date: 9 November 2022
Closing Date: "Early 2023"

The Marine PalaeoEcology Lab at the University of Queensland (UQ, Australia) is seeking a postgraduate student (PhD) to work on a perennial subject in global change ecology: How do we improve our capacity to project marine biodiversity responses to climate change? Organisms need to adapt and/or migrate to avoid critical population loss under climate change. Despite the importance of both processes in biodiversity dynamics, most biodiversity predictions have focussed on the patterns of migration under climate change. The successful candidate will investigate the type and extent of both adaptation and migration required for ecologically and economically important marine species to avoid extirpation and extinction under climate change.

The successful candidate will join a team of world-leading global change ecologists and climatologists to work on a successful Australian Research Council Discovery Project ‘Portfolio projection of biodiversity responses under climate change’. This project will use global circulation model products, natural history records, laboratory experiments, novel theoretical frameworks, and quantitative ecology tools to evaluate the type and magnitude of biodiversity responses required to avoid biodiversity crises under climate change.

Candidates with strong backgrounds in macroecology, quantitative ecology, global change ecology, climate sciences and/or biogeography are desirable. The candidate should be capable of writing R or Python scripts to perform spatiotemporal analyses. Previous experience with climate data is also desirable. The candidate will be offered latitude to select the focal research species, provided the species is suitable for both projection modelling and potential laboratory experiments.

As part of the Australian Research Council Discovery Project, the successful candidate will be provided an earmarked scholarship from the Australian Government to assist the candidate with a stipend and tuition fees. To be eligible for this scholarship scheme, the candidate must meet the
entry requirements for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree at the UQ.

Preferred start date: Early 2023

If you have any queries regarding this position, please contact Prof. John Pandolfi (

Educational Opportunities

None of which we are aware at present.

Sponsorship of The Palaeontological Association is gratefully acknowledged with special thanks to Alan R. T. Spencer and Russel Garwood.
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