Seeking Tenure-Track Faculty Candidate in Paleontology

The Museum of Paleontology and the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Michigan are searching for a tenure-track faculty candidate in the field of Paleontology. This is a university year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2015.  We anticipate an appointment at the assistant professor/assistant curator level, but applications at other levels will be considered.

We seek applicants who have broad research and teaching interests within developing areas of evolutionary or environmental paleobiology, including, but not restricted to, macroevolution, interactions of developmental biology and evolution, extinction dynamics, paleoecology, organismal paleobiology, and biotic responses to global change. The Museum and Department will consider outstanding applicants in any of these areas. Taxonomic expertise is expected, but the specific area is open.

The successful candidate is expected to establish a leading research program and contribute to both undergraduate and graduate teaching. The appointment in the Museum of Paleontology involves shared curatorial responsibility for a major research collection, now on the threshold of significant enhancement of its online footprint.

Applicants must have a PhD and should submit a CV, a statement of current and future research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence, and names of at least four persons who can provide letters of recommendation. Further information about the Museum of Paleontology and the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences can be found at: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/paleontology/ and http://www.lsa.umich.edu/earth, respectively.

To apply please go to http://www.earth.lsa.umich.edu/paleofacultysearch/newapplicant, complete the online form, and upload the required application documents as a single PDF file. If you have any questions or comments, please send an email message to: Michigan-paleo-search@umich.edu.

The application deadline is October 31, 2014 for full consideration, but applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University is supportive of the needs of dual-career couples. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.