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🔵 Tenure Track Faculty Position (Paleoclimate/Paleoenvironmental Reconstructions), Department of Geology, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA

Posting Date: 29 September 2018
Closing Date: 15 November 2018

The Department of Geology at Kent State University (
http://www.kent.edu/geology) invites applications for an open-rank tenure-track position in sedimentary geology with an emphasis on reconstructing environments and climates across geologic time. The position starts August 2019. Applicants must possess a Ph.D., have a strong background in the geological sciences, and be able to interface well with faculty working at the nexus of environmental and earth system science research. The successful candidate will integrate field and laboratory investigations of depositional systems with applications to earth-life-environment interactions.

Responsibilities will include developing a strong, externally funded research program, advising M.S. and Ph.D. students; teaching undergraduate courses in sedimentology/stratigraphy and/or paleontology, graduate courses in their specialty, and an introductory course in Oceanography or Earth History.

The Department of Geology has 12 full-time faculty members, 85 undergraduates and 35 graduate students. Current faculty research includes the areas of paleoceanography, paleolimnology, and paleontology, critical zone science, watershed hydrology, remote sensing of water quality, water-mineral surface interactions, black shale geochemistry, flow and transport in porous media, and tectonics and landform development. The successful applicant will be able to contribute to and benefit from Kent State’s Environmental Science and Design Research Initiative (ESDRI), which includes recent hires in Geology, Geography, and Biological Sciences. ESDRI represents a university-wide investment in research and innovation within the geological, biological, human, and social systems that promote well-being, sustain diversity of life on Earth, and impact availability of environmental resources. ESDRI participants include faculty from nine colleges, providing excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration.

The department houses an array of analytical instruments including a Malvern Mastersizer 2000 and Horiba Camsizer, Hitachi environmental SEM with EDAX, bbe+ Fluoroprobe multichannel fluorometer, Energy Dispersive XRF spectrometer, ELAN DRC II ICP-Mass Spectrometer, CHNS analyzer, X-ray diffractometer, Picarro Water Isotope Analyzer, UV-Visible spectrophotometer and VNIR spectroradiometers, Shimadzu TOC-L analyzer, Dionex ICS-2100 chromatography system, Bartington MS2 susceptibility meters, and access to the Ohio Supercomputer Center.

Kent State University is ranked among the top 100 national public universities in the nation, and has a strong research mission, dedicated to faculty and student success. It has been named as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education 8 times, and was one of only 7 schools nationwide to receive the 2018 Healthy Campus Award. Nestled in the Cuyahoga Valley in northeastern Ohio, Kent State is 40 miles from Cleveland, 12 miles from Akron, and 10 miles from the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Applicants should send their current CV, statements of research and teaching interests, and contact information for three references to
geology@kent.edu. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Kent State University is an AA/EOO Employer and encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of the University’s faculty.

🔵 Assistant Professor in Earth Sciences (2 posts), Department of Earth Sciences, Durham University, Durham, UK

Posting Date: 9 October 2018
Closing Date: 15 November 2018

Job Title: Assistant Professor in Earth Sciences (2 posts) Department of Earth Sciences
Department: Responsible to: Head of Department
Grade: Grade 7 – Grade 8
Working arrangements: The role is full time but we will consider requests for flexible working arrangements including potential job shares
Salary Range: £32,548 - £47,722
Closing Date: 15 November 2018
Start Date: Successful candidates will ideally be in post by 1st June 2019

Durham University
Durham University is one of the world's top universities with strengths across the Arts and Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences. We are home to some of the most talented scholars and researchers from around the world who are tackling global issues and making a difference to people's lives. A collegiate University, Durham recruits outstanding students from across the world and offers an unmatched wider student experience.

Durham is a small, beautiful and historic city less than 3 hours north of London and 1.5 hours south of Edinburgh. With short commutes, excellent schools and easy access to superb countryside and coast, it offers an excellent quality of life. You can choose to live in city, suburban or rural residential locations, all within 30 minutes of the University. The main cultural hub of NE England, Newcastle upon Tyne, is 15 minutes away, providing a diverse range of theatre, arts, music and cinema, and of course restaurants and bars. The University provides a range of benefits including pension and childcare benefits and the University’s Relocation Manager can assist with potential schooling requirements.

Durham University seeks to promote and maintain an inclusive and supportive environment for work and study that assists all members of our University community to reach their full potential. Diversity brings strength and we welcome applications from across the international, national and regional communities that we work with and serve.

The Department
Durham Earth Sciences is one of the very best UK Earth Science departments with an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching, research and both the satisfaction and employability of its students. It is regularly ranked in the top 5 of UK departments and is within the global top 30.

The department has around 35 academic staff, 30 research staff, 90 PhD students and 250 undergraduate students. Its research covers a spectrum of Earth Science disciplines around four broad themes: Solid Earth; Climate and Environmental Change; Geoenergy, Resources and Waste; Geohazards. The themes reflect our aim to not only undertake fundamental and intrinsically excellent research, but also research which is relevant to and which impacts society. We collaborate widely, and within Durham we work closely with both the Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience (link to https://www.dur.ac.uk/ihrr/) and the Durham Energy Institute (link to https://www.dur.ac.uk/dei/ ).

The Department is committed to providing the highest level of education to its students, giving them the knowledge, skills and confidence to contribute positively to the world beyond Durham. We provide research-led teaching with a large proportion of practical classes and a deep commitment to field-based teaching. We regularly receive > 90% satisfaction scores on the annual National Student Survey and our students are highly sought after by a range of employers.

The Department strives for a collegial, collaborative and flexible working environment and is a member of the Athena SWAN Charter, currently holding a departmental Bronze Athena SWAN award.

More information on the department, its research and its facilities can be found at
https://www.dur.ac.uk/earth.sciences/.

The Role
We are looking to appoint two exceptional and collaborative colleagues as Assistant Professors, with research and teaching interests in any area of Earth Science that complements and builds on our current expertise and interests.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Contribute to the department’s teaching programme through the provision of high quality teaching through lectures, practicals, small groups and field-trips, as required;
  • Conduct research of the highest quality and present findings in international publications;
  • Obtain funds to sustain an independent research programme;
  • Contribute to the recruitment and supervision of postgraduate research students;
  • Contribute to the Department’s wider academic goals through collaboration both within and beyond the University
  • Engage with external organisations to promote the cultural, social, environmental and/or economic benefit of your research;
  • Contribute to the administration and management of the Department.

You will have the opportunity to make a key contribution to the department’s future success by providing the highest quality education to both undergraduate and postgraduate students and by conducting research at a high international level. You will be encouraged and helped to build your own research group and to explore the full potential of the impact of your research. Your research will contribute to existing research themes in the Department and across the University, including cross-disciplinary and collaborative vehicles such as the Durham Energy Institute and the Institute for Hazard, Risk and Resilience.

You will contribute to the delivery and ethos of the Department’s research-led, undergraduate teaching in the classroom and in the field. This will include teaching large groups, small (e.g. tutorial) groups, supervising dissertation/research projects and acting as an advisor for undergraduates. You may be asked to teach outside your immediate expertise, at an elementary level.

We want the successful candidate to develop her/his full potential in both education and research. You will start with a light teaching load, building towards the department average over three years. Informal support is given through both research groups and through a mentor system. Start-up packages can be negotiated and there are many examples of flexible working practices.
In addition to their research and teaching, the successful candidate will perform departmental administrative tasks commensurate with their grade.

The Requirements
Applicants must demonstrate research excellence in any area of the Earth Sciences, with the ability to teach our students to an exceptional standard and to fully engage in the services, citizenship and values of the University.

The University provides a working and teaching environment which is inclusive and welcoming and where everyone is treated fairly with dignity and respect. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate these key principles as part of the assessment process.

Candidates applying for a grade 7 post will have recently completed or be concluding their PhD and, while they may have limited direct experience of the requirements for the post, they must outline their experience, skills and achievements to date which demonstrate that they meet or that they have the potential to achieve the essential criteria.

Candidates applying for a grade 8 post must meet each of the essential criteria.

All applicants must have a good first degree and a PhD in Earth Sciences or a related subject (which for grade 7 candidates may be completed or under examination).

Further details at:
https://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/recruitment/vacancies/eart18-51/

Martin R. Smith
Assistant Professor in Palaeontology
Department of Earth Sciences
Durham University
Mountjoy Site, South Road
Durham DH1 3LE

T: +44 191 334 2320
M: +44 774 353 7510
E: martin.smith@durham.ac.uk
Skype: martin--smith

durham.ac.uk/earth.sciences/staff/academic/?id=14260
twitter.com/PalaeoSmith

🔵 “Soft Rock” Geologist, Department of Geology, Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA

Posting Date: 6 October 2018
Closing Date: 26 November 2018

The Cornell College Department of Geology seeks a “soft rock” geologist to serve as the third pillar of its geology faculty and to actively engage with the college’s environmental studies, archaeology, and biology programs. The position will begin August 2019. Teaching responsibilities include paleontology and sedimentology/stratigraphy, introductory and advanced level courses in subjects of the candidate’s primary interest, a research course, and a course in Geographic Information Systems. The candidate may also offer a field course. The successful candidate will be a vibrant and dedicated teacher who enjoys working closely with undergraduates and who views student-faculty research as a critical component of an effective geology curriculum. The Department maintains a series of endowed funds that provide substantial funding to support this student-faculty research as well as course-related travel.

Cornell College geology faculty emphasize laboratory activities, class discussions, field experiences, writing, quantitative literacy, and critical thinking in all of their courses. Cornell College has attracted national attention for its distinctive academic calendar under which faculty members teach and students take one course at a time in month-long blocks. Academic immersion and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious student body from 45 states and 18 foreign countries. External endorsements include selection as one of the Colleges That Change Lives, a U.S. News Top 100 liberal arts college, and a Fiske Guide to Colleges Best Buy. Founded in 1853, Cornell's picturesque hilltop campus contains a mix of historic and modern facilities, ranging from the majestic King Chapel to the newly renovated Thomas Commons. It is located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, an urban fringe community recognized by Frommer's as one of "America's Coolest Small Towns" and located in the heart of Iowa's Creative Corridor.

The College seeks individuals who are committed to building a creative, dynamic and diverse workplace that celebrates the uniqueness of our faculty, staff and students. The College is committed to excellence in teaching and encourages interdisciplinary interests among its faculty. Interested applicants should submit the following application materials to
https://cornellcollege.applicantpro.com/jobs/889787.html.

  • Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Teaching Statement - describing teaching interests and methods, including examples of individual commitment to diversity in the classroom/campus community
  • Research/Professional Interest Statement
  • (3) Letters of recommendation
  • Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts (Unofficial copies are acceptable. Official transcripts are needed prior to employment.)

Applications will be reviewed starting November 26, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

For more information about the Geology program, please visit the website at
https://www.cornellcollege.edu/geology/

Cornell is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented groups. Cornell complies with Iowa’s smoke free air act. Cornell utilizes E-Verify and requires satisfactory completion of a background check.

Dr. Emily O. Walsh
Geology Department
Cornell College
Mt. Vernon, IA 52314
(319) 895-4302
ewalsh@cornellcollege.edu

🔵 Assistant Professor (Paleobiology), The School of Geosciences, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA

Posting Date: 23 October 2018
Closing Date: 29 November 2018

The School of Geosciences at the University of South Florida is seeking applicants for a 9 month, full-time and tenure-earning, Assistant Professor in Paleobiology. Candidates should have outstanding potential to develop an externally funded research program, mentor graduate students, and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in paleobiology, with preference given to exceptional candidates with strengths in stratigraphy and sedimentology. The successful candidate will complement and integrate with our existing school strengths in paleobiology (
http://hennarot.forest.usf.edu/main/depts/geosci/research/paleo/paleo/), geology, environmental science, and geography, and with university-wide working groups in evolutionary biology and/or the Anthropocene (https://www.usf.edu/arts-sciences/institutes/iasce/). A PhD in Geology or related field is required and must be conferred by appointment start date.

Salary is negotiable. To apply, please visit
http://employment.usf.edu and attach a cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, evidence of successful research, and provide names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on November 29, 2018. Additional information is available by emailing the search committee chair, Dr. Gregory Herbert (gherbert@usf.edu).

The University of South Florida, established in 1956 and located in Tampa, is a high-impact global research university serving more than 50,000 students. USF ranks in the top 30 nationally for research expenditures among public universities, according to the National Science Foundation. In 2018, the Florida Board of Governors designated USF as a Preeminent State Research University, placing USF in the most elite category among the state’s 12 public universities.

Gregory S. Herbert, PhD
Associate Professor of Paleobiology, School of Geosciences
Director, Institute for the Advanced Study of Culture and the Environment
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, NES 107
Tampa, FL 33620
Faculty page:
http://geology.usf.edu/faculty/gherbert

🔵 Assistant Curator (Paleontology), Virginia Museum of Natural History, Martinsville, Virginia, USA

Posting Date: 29 September 2018
Closing Date: 1 December 2018

An exceptional job opportunity with the Virginia Museum of Natural History is now available. The mission of the Virginia Museum of Natural History is to interpret Virginia’s natural heritage within a global context in ways that are relevant to all the citizens of the Commonwealth.

If you meet the qualifications for Assistant Curator – Paleontology, we invite you to apply to join our staff. The earliest starting date for this position is 1 July 2019, but no later than 1 September 2019.

We seek a dynamic individual to conduct integrative, field- and collections-based research in paleontology. The successful candidate will be expected to obtain external funding to support their research efforts. Area of specialization is open, but an active interest in extant museum collections (Jurassic dinosaurs, Cenozoic marine vertebrates and/or invertebrates, Triassic vertebrates and/or insects, paleobotany) is a plus. VMNH is located in Martinsville VA, close to an important Triassic lagerstätte (Solite Quarry). VMNH is also actively involved in the excavation of an important Miocene marine mammal location on the Coastal Plain.

The state-of-the-art fossil preparation lab has staff technical support and an active corps of trained volunteers. VMNH also maintains a range of sterographic and petrographic microscopes, modern collections databases and a research library. Additional facilities are available at Virginia Tech less than 2 hours away. Most curators maintain active adjunct faculty appointments at Virginia Tech. This allows, among other things, internet access to the Virginia Tech library.

General competence in field collection, preparation, care, and management of fossil collections is required, along with the ability to interface with outside scientists requesting access to the collections. Ph.D. in biology, earth science, or a related field with a heavy emphasis on paleontology, is required at the time of appointment, and experience beyond the Ph.D. is preferred.

Duties for this position also include interaction with other museum departments such as education, outreach, exhibits, and advancement. The ability to effectively communicate scientific knowledge to a wide spectrum of audiences is an important qualification.

For more information about VMNH, visit our website at
www.vmnh.net.

Only online applications are accepted. In addition to the online application, applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and curatorial interests and goals, a list of publications relevant to the application, and names and contact information of at least three references. These documents may be attached to the online application.

The Commonwealth of Virginia online employment application is available at
http://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov.

Application review will begin 1 December 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

The Virginia Museum of Natural History complies with E-Verify which is an internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are afforded equal opportunities without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, or disability. The successful applicant must furnish proof of identity and employment eligibility and is subject to a background check.

🔵 Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position (Biomechanics, Vertebrate Biology, Evolutionary or Developmental Biology, Department of Biological Science, The College of Science at Benedictine University, Lisle, Illinois, USA

Posting Date: 14 November 2018
Closing Date: 17 December 2019

The College of Science at Benedictine University invites applications for a full time, tenure track assistant professor position in the Department of Biological Science beginning fall 2019. The department is seeking a candidate who has research interests and teaching expertise in at least one of the following areas: biomechanics, vertebrate biology, evolutionary or developmental biology. The position requires teaching a cadaver-based anatomy course and other courses within our core curriculum. The successful candidate will establish and participate in faculty/student research at the undergraduate level. Candidates are expected to maintain an active research program.

The Department of Biological Sciences consists of 15 full time faculty members and houses three undergraduate biology programs: BS in Biology, BS in Health Science, and BA in Biology. There are over 600 undergraduate majors in the department with the majority of students seeking to pursue professional health degrees. We also have two Master’s programs in Clinical Exercise Physiology and Integrative Physiology. Our current faculty have expertise in physiology, ecology, microbiology, neurobiology, molecular biology, genetics, biological anthropology, and paleobiology.

Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois 25 miles west of Chicago with additional campuses in Mesa, Arizona and Springfield, Illinois. Benedictine University seeks employees who, regardless of their religious affiliation, understand and contribute to the University’s mission and goals. As an institution, we are committed to our identity as Catholic and Benedictine in our values, our operations, and our curriculum in an effort to help each student, each employee, the local community, and each other thrive academically, professionally, and personally in our religiously and culturally diverse academic environment. The College of Science enjoys a location in the research corridor of metropolitan Chicago, and delivers nationally recognized undergraduate programs in the sciences.

Required Qualifications: Earned Ph.D.; a minimum of one year postdoctoral experience is preferred. Successful prior experience teaching undergraduates and a strong commitment to involving undergraduates in research are required.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but priority will be given to those applications received by December 17, 2018.

Application Process: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names of five people who can be contacted confidentially as references, unofficial graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and statement of research interest through Academic Jobs Online at http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo. Any questions regarding the application process should be directed to:

Krista Frickelton
College of Science
Benedictine University
5700 College Road
Lisle, IL 60532
Email:
kfrickelton@ben.edu
Fax: (630) 829–6547.

Benedictine University does not discriminate in its admissions or educational policies, programs or activities; scholarship and loan programs; athletic and other University administered programs or employment practices on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, military or veteran status, marital status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The laws applicable to Benedictine University include constitutional and statutory protections of the University's rights as a religiously sponsored institution. This policy of equal employment opportunity applies to all employment and personnel practices including, but not limited to recruiting, hiring, promotion, training and compensation.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. Benedictine University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


🔵 Tenure-Track Faculty Position (Sedimentary Geology), Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA

Posting Date: 19 October 2018
Closing Date: 7 January 2019

The Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in the area of sedimentary geology, to begin August 2019. The selected candidate will be expected to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including sedimentary geology, and to establish a nationally recognized, externally funded research program. This research should complement existing strengths in the department, which include climate modeling, paleoclimatology, environmental geochemistry, glaciology, hydrogeology, geophysics, economic geology, structural geology, and geoscience education. Research and teaching opportunities exist at the Iowa State University Geology Field Station, located in the Bighorn Basin, Wyoming. A commitment to excellence in research, teaching at all levels, and performance of service duties is essential. Internal grants at the college and university levels support faculty travel, teaching, and scholarship. Information about the Department appears at
https://ge-at.iastate.edu/. For more information contact department chair, Sven Morgan (smorgan@iastate.edu), or search committee chair, Neal Iverson (niverson@iastate.edu).

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. All applications must be submitted electronically at www.iastatejobs.com (search vacancy ID#: 800202). Please be prepared to attach a letter of application, concise statements of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of at least three references.

The position will remain open until filled. Full consideration will be given to those applications received by January 7, 2019. Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. ISU is committed to attracting and retaining the highest quality faculty and staff and therefore works to find positions for partners/spouses seeking employment, either within ISU or in the surrounding community. Iowa State University is located in Ames, Iowa, a vibrant community of 63,000 people 30 miles north of Des Moines. Ames is routinely singled out as one of the most livable, economical, and healthiest small cities in the U.S.


Postdoctoral, PhD & Technical Positions


🔶 Post-Doctoral Assistant, Department of Geology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

Posting Date: 19 October 2018
Closing Date: 20 November 2018

ABOUT GHENT UNIVERSITY
Ghent University is a world of its own. Employing more than 8,000 people, it is actively involved in education and research, management and administration, and technical and social services on a daily basis. It is one of the largest, most exciting employers in the area and offers great career opportunities. With each of its 11 faculties and more than 100 departments offering state-of-the-art study programmes that are grounded in research in a wide range of academic fields, Ghent University is a logical choice for its employees as well as its students.

YOUR TASKS
  • At least 70% of your assignment will be spent on academic research, in one of the research disciplines in which the department is active.
  • You will assist in teaching activities in geology at the Bachelor’s or Master’s level.
  • You will counsel Master’s students in their exercises and Master’s dissertation.
  • You will counsel doctoral students.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
  • You hold a doctoral degree in Sciences: Geology, or a subject considered relevant by the selection committee. For diplomas awarded outside the European Union, a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted. The degree requirements need to be fulfilled at the start of your appointment.
  • You have already conducted research in one or more of the research disciplines in which the department is active.
  • You have distinguished yourself as a promising researcher in your doctorate.
  • You are profoundly interested in coaching students in the Bachelor’s, Master’s and/or Advanced Master’s programmes.
  • You can present relevant scientific publications in (inter)national peer-reviewed academic journals that are widely disseminated.
  • You have very good knowledge of the English language; knowledge of the Dutch language is an advantage.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU
  • We offer you an 2 year appointment. This appointment ends the latest at 31/01/2021. The appointment may be renewed once, on condition that the previous term was given a positive evaluation. The term of renewal begins immediately after the first term has expired. Attention: If you have been previously appointed as a post-doctoral assistant at a university within the Flemish Community, you cannot apply for this position.
  • Your appointment will start on 1 February 2019 at the latest.
  • Your remuneration will be determined according to salary scale AAP5. More information about our salary scales (in English).
  • All Ghent University staff members enjoy a number of benefits, such as a wide range of training and education opportunities, 38 days of paid leave, bicycle commuting reimbursement, ecocheques, etc. A complete overview of all our fringe benefits (in Dutch).

INTERESTED?
Apply online through the e-recruitment system before the application deadline (see above). We do not accept late applications or applications that are not sent through the online system.

Your application must include the following documents:
  • In the field ‘Cv’: your cv and an overview of your relevant scientific publications (merged into one pdf file)
  • In the field ‘Cover letter’: your application letter in pdf format
  • In the field ‘Diploma’: a transcript of the required degree (if already in your possession). If you have a foreign diploma in a language other than our national languages (Dutch, French or German) or English, please add a translation in one of the mentioned languages.
  • In the field ‘Certificate of equivalence’: only for diplomas awarded outside the European Union a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted. (This can be requested via www.naricvlaanderen.be/en).

Note that the maximum file size for each field is 10 MB.
As Ghent University maintains an equal opportunities and diversity policy, everyone is encouraged to apply for this position.

MORE INFORMATION
For more information about this vacancy, please contact Prof. Marc De Batist (
marc.debatist@ugent.be, +32 9 264 45 87).


🔶 James R. Colclough Paleontology Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Paleontology, San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego, California, USA

Posting Date: 26 October 2018
Closing Date: 30 November 2018

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellowship position in the Department of Paleontology at the San Diego Natural History Museum (SDNHM). This is the first year of the James R. Colclough Paleontology Postdoctoral Fellowship, which supports research in marine mammal paleobiology and evolutionary biology. The Fellowship was created to honor the memory of James R. Colclough, longtime volunteer in the Department of Paleontology, and is funded by the James R. Colclough Paleontology Endowment.

Objective:
The Fellowship is designed to advance the academic and professional training of the next generation of vertebrate paleobiologists by providing them with the funding and facilities to pursue specific, time-limited research projects in association with Museum scientists and utilizing vertebrate fossil specimens housed in the SDNHM Department of Paleontology.

Responsibilities:
Duties will include conducting original research in marine mammal paleobiology, providing research assistance to the Curator of Paleontology, and introducing new technologies and analytical methods into the Museum setting. Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to be in residence at SDNHM full time and actively engaged in the SDNHM community. The position will include opportunities for interactions with colleagues at nearby San Diego State University and/or University of California, San Diego.

Compensation:
Annual compensation is $48,432 to $51,324 (depending upon experience), plus fringe benefits. Supplemental research funds also may be available. Appointments will typically be made for two years contingent on satisfactory progress in year one.

Qualifications:
To be considered for this position, applicants must have received a PhD degree within the past six (6) years. Soon-to-graduate PhDs may apply, but all formal requirements for a Ph.D. must be completed before the start of the appointment.

Applicants should submit a cover letter (2-3 pages), a succinct statement (~700 words) detailing current work and research interests, an up to date curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and the names and contact information for two professional references. Please submit materials to Thomas A. Deméré (
tdemere@sdnhm.org) by November 30, 2018.

Starting Date: As soon as February 1, 2019 (but negotiable)


🔶 Data Science Fellowship, New York | San Francisco | Boston | Washington DC, USA

Posting Date: 27 June 2018
Closing Date: None - Continuing Program

The Data Incubator is a Cornell-funded data science training organization. We run a free advanced 8-week fellowship (think data science bootcamp) for PhDs looking to enter industry. A variety of innovative companies partner with The Data Incubator for their hiring and training needs, including LinkedIn, Genentech, Capital One, Pfizer, and many others. The program is free for admitted Fellows - see the FAQ below for more information.

Fellows have the option to participate in the program either in person in New York, San Francisco Bay Area, Boston New, Washington DC, or online.

For more information, and to apply, follow this
link.

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