Assistant Professor in Paleontology

University of Utah, Dept. Geology & Geophysics in Utah

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted May 21, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

The Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Utah solicits applicants for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in Paleontology/Paleobiology.  We seek an outstanding scientist whose research focuses in paleontologic studies that apply to geologic problems.  We are particularly interested in applicants who investigate the interaction of the geosphere and biosphere over geological time scales, with emphasis on such themes as deep time paleoclimate and paleoenvironmental change, paleoecology, and/or sequence stratigraphy/biostratigraphy.  The candidate’s research focus may be in any taxonomic group or subdiscipline of paleontology relevant to the above-mentioned fields.  Applicants should demonstrate a potential to build a vibrant, externally funded research program involving graduate and undergraduate students.  At the time of appointment, the successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in geoscience or other allied field related to paleontology.  Beyond the extensive resources available in the Department of Geology and Geophysics, other research infrastructure on campus includes the Natural History Museum of Utah, Global Change and Sustainability Center, Stable Isotope Ratio Facility for Environmental Research, and Center for High Performance Computing. 

Candidates should submit an application that includes a statement of interest in the position, curriculum vitae, statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy (including proposed courses), and names and contact information for at least three professional references.  All application materials should be submitted electronically to:  Questions about this faculty position may be directed to the search committee at:  Review of applications will begin September 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator.  Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Reasonable accommodations are provided for employees with known disabilities.  (For additional information regarding disabilities, see:  The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and who possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented groups.


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