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Curatorial Associate (Vertebrate Paleontology - 019), American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York, USA

Posting Date: 9 March 2024
Closing Date: Open until filled (better check with the AMNH to see of the search is still active)

Position Summary
The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions, and has as its mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and exhibition.

The Vertebrate Paleontology (VP) department is seeking a full-time Curatorial Associate to coordinate and be responsible for the management of the collections, archives and fossil preparation lab of the department in the Division of Paleontology.

Job duties include:

  • Management and coordination of collection curation activities:
    • Lead management of the VP fossil collections, ensuring their preservation, organization and accessibility.
    • Supervise the preparation and conservation of fossil specimens and related comparative material by lab staff, in consultation with VP curators.
    • Supervise archives staff in the management of VP archives and libraries.
    • Identify and prioritize short- and long-term infrastructural needs of the collections and develop strategies for addressing these needs.
    • Lead the accessioning process for specimens within the VP collections.
    • Prepare annual internal reports on collections activities.

  • Maintenance of departmental collections databases:
    • Realize transition to new catalog system, including public-facing aspects.
    • Supervise and assist collections staff’s catalog data entry and troubleshooting.
    • Identify, prioritize and facilitate implementation of digitization efforts and the curation and dissemination of digital data.
    • Fundraising:
      • Apply for extramural funds to maintain and enhance VP collections.
      • Supervise grant-funded curation activities and support their objectives/results.
    • Interaction with public and AMNH staff in the presentation and explanation of VP collections activities.

The expected salary range for the Curatorial Associate is $93,000/annual – $98,000/annual. The AMNH offers an extensive benefits package designed to meet the needs of our dedicated and diverse community.

Pay will be determined based on several factors. The hiring range for the position at commencement is based on the type of work and the scope of responsibilities. The salary and placement offered is based on a number of individualized factors, including, but not limited to, skills, knowledge, training, education, credentials, areas of specialization and depth and scope of experience.

Required Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in a related field, such as geology, earth sciences or biology, with a focus in paleontology.
  • 2 years experience with collections management and collections databases.

Preferred Qualifications
  • 5 or more years experience in collections management and collections databases.
  • Demonstrated success procuring funding.
  • Experience supervising staff, interns, and/or volunteers.

Physical Demands: -
Category: Full-Time
Total Number of Scheduled Hours Per Pay Period: 70
Union Status: Non-Union
FLSA: Exempt
Expected Salary Minimum: $93,000/annual
Expected Salary Maximum: $98,000/annual

EEO Statement
The American Museum of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Museum does not discriminate with respect to employment, or admission or access to Museum facilities, programs or activities on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, marital status, partnership status, gender (including sexual harassment), sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy and lactation accommodations, alienage or citizenship status, current or former participation in the uniformed services, status as a veteran, caregiver, pre-employment marijuana testing, sexual and reproductive health decisions, salary history, national or ethnic origin, height, weight, or on account of any other basis prohibited by applicable City, State, or Federal law. Additional protections are afforded in employment based on arrest or conviction record, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking and sex offenses, unemployment status, and credit history, in each case to the extent provided by law.

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Posting Detail Information
Posting Number: GS744P
Open Dat:e 03/07/2024
Close Date: Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants:
  • Please limit cover letter to 2 pages.

Documents Needed To Apply
  • Required Documents
    • Resume
    • Cover Letter

Optional Documents

Fixed-Term, Visiting, Postdoctoral & Technical Positions

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Postdoctoral Position (Paleontology), Friedrich-Alexander University, , Erlangen, Germany

Posting Date: 11 March 2024
Closing Date: 21 June 2024

We offer a 3-year postdoc position in Paleontology, at the Friedrich-Alexander University, GeoZentrum Nordbayern.

The opening is in the framework of the
PaleoSynthesis project funded by the Volkswagen Foundation.

Your tasks

You will provide scientific support for international workshops on paleontological themes. We expect that you are flexible and open-minded as workshops topics will be defined based on a
competitive call. You will ensure that publications emerge from these workshops (read more) and coordinate collaborative grant applications.

PaleoSynthesis finances the postdoc for three years (the workplace is at the FAU, Erlangen). After the workshop you are then responsible for at least one further new workshop including scientific organization and publication(s). Workshop proponents can apply for a postdoc position – deadline is June 21st.

Your qualifications

A PhD in Paleontology or a closely related subject is required and you are in your early career stage.
You have a strong and diverse background in paleontology and demonstrated the ability to write high-quality publications.
You have skills in quantitative methods and experience in managing people.
Your English has a high standard, and you work efficiently and independently.
Success in grant applications would be an additional merit.


The position is for 3 years. The preferred starting date is November 1, 2024. The employment will be as Research Associate (full time, wage agreement
E 13 TV-L, Bavaria).

Further information and application

For more information and to submit your application: (Barbara Seuss).
Your application including a cover letter and your CV should be submitted as a single pdf file.

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Visiting Assistant Professor in Geology and Paleobiology, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, University of California, Davis, California, USA

Posting Date: 31 March March 2024
Closing Date: 15 October 2024

Position Overview
Salary range: A reasonable estimate for this position is $74,600-$78,700.

Application Window
Next review date: Monday, Apr 15, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Oct 15, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position Description
The Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences at the University of California, Davis, invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor to teach undergraduate courses and conduct research during the 2024-2025 academic year. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Paleobiology, Geosciences or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates who have a background in the fields of both Geology and Paleobiology. The successful applicant will teach four undergraduate courses which could include: The Earth (GEL 1; an introductory general education course), Evolution: Science & World View (GEL 4, an introductory general education course), Physical Geology (GEL50/L; an introductory physical geology course), Earth History: Paleobiology (GEL 107; an upper-division course required for majors), Historical Ecology (GEL 144; an upper-division elective for majors), and/or similar courses as needed by the Department (see The candidate should be prepared for some component of this teaching to be online, if necessary due to public health restrictions. The successful applicant will interact closely with Geology as well as Marine and Coastal Sciences majors and have opportunities to mentor undergraduate students within our programs.

The successful applicant will have access to a broad range of facilities in the Department ( and associated with interdisciplinary centers across campus. Interactions with the faculty members, postdocs, and graduate students is encouraged.

The initial appointment will be for one year, with a possibility of re-appointment for a second year, depending on funding availability and departmental need. This position has a maximum duration of 2 years and is not tenure-track. A reasonable estimate for this position is $74,600-$78,700. To apply, submit the following electronically to:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Statement of teaching experience and interests, including approaches to promoting equity and inclusion for a diverse student body (see and to teaching partially online if required due to public health restrictions.
  • Statement of contributions to diversity, which can expand on information in the teaching statement or focus on other aspects of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Advice and context for these statements can be found here:
  • Statement of research
  • Names and addresses of three references

For more information about the department, see Questions concerning the submission of application materials should be directed to Brittany Gary ( This position will be “open until filled,” however for full consideration, completed application materials should be submitted by April 15, 2024.

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Applicants must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Paleobiology, Geosciences or a related field.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
Preference will be given to candidates who have a background in the fields of both Geology and Paleobiology.

Application Requirements
Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching Experience and Interests - including approaches to promoting equity and inclusion for a diverse student body (see and to teaching partially online if required due to public health restrictions.
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Can expand on information in the teaching statement or focus on other aspects of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

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