OK, so I wrote last month that I would post job ads on the fourth Wednesday of the month, and that was last week. Sorry! I’ve been busy: I got a paper published, I did the Spartan Race, and I’ve cut a big hole in the side of my car.
Without further ado, here are the paleo-appropriate job ads I’ve found for August. Please, if you’re reading this and you know of a job I missed, add it in the comments. I’m trying to make a community resource for paleontologists, but I’m just one lowly Assistant Prof./Curator. It takes a village to make a community resource.
This month I’ve found 14 positions, of which 6 are tenure-track. The market is heating up for the Fall job cycle. Note: I found these 14 positions searching only society boards (EOS, GSA, SVP, and SSE); I have stopped including Science and the Chronicle because those eat too much time winnowing down to the 4Dbio jobs. If you’re actually on the market, you should probably take the time to pore over those postings, too. Again, if you know of a posting I missed, please add it in the comments.
As I did last month, each job gets 1) a title, 2) an indication of full/part time, 3) an indication of tenure track (TTF) or not (NTTF or Non-tenure), 4) the closing date, if listed, and 5) where I first found the ad. The job title is hyperlinked to the ad. If I feel a need to comment on the position, I add that below the link.
Assistant Professor in biological limnology at U Minnesota Duluth, FULL, TTF, Oct. 1, EOS
- This is for a micropaleo person. The EOS ad says it closes Oct. 1, but the Science ad says Oct. 23.
Assistant Professor in Environmental Science at Santa Clara U, FULL TTF, Sept. 30, EOS
- They include paleoclimate research as a potential field of interest.
Postdoc in paleoclimatology at Florida, FULL, Postdoc, No closing date, EOS
LECTURER IN EARTH SCIENCES at UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE, Full, NTTF, August 28 (yesterday!), GSA
- Lists “Unlocking the climate record from palaeoclimate data” as one research profile
- The closing date is 8 days from the posting — smells a bit like an internal search (not that there’s anything wrong with that!)
GEOSPATIAL DATA ANALYST at U ILLINOIS URBANA-CHAMPAIGN, Full, Non-tenure, September 27, GSA
- Looking for someone with an MS. No explicit paleo, but some 4Dbio folks (like me) are very GIS-savvy.
Assistant Professor of Mammalian Biology at The Senckenburg Museum, Full, TTF, Sept. 13, SVP
Museum Technician & Conservator-Advanced at The New Mexico Museum, Full, Non-tenure, Sept. 13, SVP
Evolutionary Biologist at Wyoming, Full, TTF, Sept. 9, SSE
- The position would be in the Botany dept., but is not taxonomically limited and needs only to have “excellence in applied and conceptual aspects of genetics and evolution”
- They’re actually hiring two TTF, but one is pop gen, and that’s hard to get to as a paleobiologist. Not impossible, I suppose…
Visiting Assistant Professor in Environmental Change at Indiana U – Bloomington, Full, NTTF, Sept. 15, EOS
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR SEDIMENTOLOGY/STRATIGRAPHY at FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY, Full, TTF, Oct. 1, GSA
- Lists Basin analysis, sequence stratigraphy, amongst others.
Visiting Assistant Prof. in Geosciencesat Hamilton Coll, Full (3 semesters), NTTF, Sept. 15, EOS
Research professor in Sedimentary Basin Analysis and Modeling at Texas A&M, Full, NTTF, Oct. 1, GSA
- This is a hard core basin analysis position, but some paleo folks can hack that.
Asst Prof in Stable Isotope Geochem at Temple University, Full, TTF, Sept. 16, EOS
- No hyperlink: if interested, contact: David Grandstaff, Chair, Search Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stable Isotope Geochemist Illinois Stat Geol Survey, Full, NTTF, August 30 (tomorrow!), EOS
Here are the scores for the societies, if you’re keeping track: EOS 7, GSA 4, SVP 2, SSE 1. It seems that if you’re a 4D biologist, you should be keeping up with the jobs board for the American Geophysical Union!