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Faculty Position in Paleontology

The Museum of Paleontology and the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Michigan are searching for a full-time tenure-track faculty candidate in the field of paleontology at the assistant professor/assistant curator level. This is a university year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2020. The Museum of Paleontology has recently relocated its internationally significant collections of plant, invertebrate and vertebrate fossils to the new Research Museums Center. Paleontology faculty labs and offices are in the newly completed Biological Sciences Building, which houses other academic units and the Museum of Natural History which attracts over 165,000 visitors a year. 

We seek applicants who have broad research and teaching interests within developing areas of evolutionary or environmental paleontology. We are especially interested in applicants investigating the invertebrate fossil record, although exceptional candidates with other areas of taxonomic expertise will be considered. The Museum and Department invite applicants in fields including, but not restricted to: macroevolution, interactions of developmental biology and evolution, extinction dynamics, paleoecology, organismal paleobiology, and biotic responses to global change.

The successful candidate is expected to establish an externally funded research program and contribute to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment and should submit a: (1) cover letter; (2) CV; (3) statement of current and future research plans; (4) statement of teaching philosophy and experience; (5) evidence of teaching excellence, if available; (6) a statement of activities contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion in academia; (7) up to four publications; and (8) the names and contact information for at least four references.

Information about the Museum and Department can be found at Information about the Museum and Department can be found at https://lsa.umich.edu/paleontology and https://lsa.umich.edu/earth/.  To apply please go to https://ummp-earth.lsa.umich.edu/search19/, 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 ummp-earth-search@umich.edu.

The application deadline is August 31, 2019 for full consideration.  We expect to begin on-campus interviews in late Fall, 2019, but applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

 

Professor and Director of the U-M Biological Station

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) at the University of Michigan solicits applications and nominations for the position of Director of the University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS). The UMBS, located in northern Michigan about 20 miles south of the Mackinac Straits and 230 miles from Ann Arbor, encompasses a protected site of more than 10,000 acres of mostly forested land, lakeshores, wetlands and riparian ecosystems that has been largely undisturbed since its establishment in 1909. The UMBS is an NSF Experimental Ecological Reserve, a U.N. International Biosphere Reserve, and a US Department of Energy Ameriflux Core Site. It has hosted research in recent years supported by as many as 39 agency grants from the NSF, the Department of Energy, the US Forest Service, EPA, and various other sources. The UMBS has staff, facilities, a year-round field campus, a modern analytical chemistry laboratory, and a budget to support its mission of teaching and environmental research.  It is also the site of several well-established longitudinal studies. Although the Director resides in Ann Arbor during the academic year, she/he will normally occupy the Director’s residence at UMBS during summers.                                                        

We seek an individual with a distinguished research record and credentials suitable for a tenured academic appointment as Professor in an LSA Department such as Ecology & Evolutionary Biology or Earth & Environmental Sciences. The Director will play a central role in promoting interactions nationally and with University of Michigan units, such as the U-M School for Environment and Sustainability, the College of Engineering, and the School of Public Health, as well as with LSA departments and programs, and will foster and maintain relationships with communities local to UMBS.  The successful candidate will have a record of intellectual and administrative leadership, experience in obtaining grant support from public and private sources, and a record of excellence in teaching.  

The Director is also charged with sustaining the Biological Station’s diverse course offerings, broadening participation of under-represented groups among UMBS students, faculty, researchers and staff, and fostering an inclusive field station community. She/he will also be responsible for managing and expanding the range of UMBS research, and the continued development of major research initiatives. As a tenured faculty member, she/he is also expected to contribute to teaching in the academic unit of tenure.

Applicants should submit a letter of application that includes a statement of prior leadership and management experience and evidence of commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion through scholarship/research, teaching/mentoring, or service/engagement; a research statement; curriculum vitae; and names and contact information for at least three references at:  webapps.lsa.umich.edu/Apply/BioStn.  The search committee will begin consideration of applications on August 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2020.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is supportive of the needs of dual career couples.  Women and members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.  Additional information about the Biological Station is at https://lsa.umich.edu/umbs.