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Museum of Paleontology

Recent News

3rd annual Great Lakes Student Paleoconference

We are thrilled to announce the 3rd annual Great Lakes Student Paleoconference, hosted this year by the University of Michigan Museum of Paleontology! The event will take place Friday-Sunday November 8-10.

Congratulations to James Saulsbury on his first lead-author paper, which examines evolution of growth rate in bivalves!

UMMP and Earth student James Saulsbury examines the evolution of growth rates in bivalves.


Open Positon: Paleontology Faculty

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.

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.

For more information about the position and application instructions.


LSA Collegiate Fellows Program 2020-2022

Online application is due Tuesday, October 1, 2019.

The LSA Collegiate Fellows Program provides exceptional early career postdoctoral scholars with two years of support to pursue independent scholarship, gain teaching experience, engage with a strong community of scholars, as well as prepare them for possible tenure-track appointments in the University of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA).

More information and application details.


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We strive to support our students and faculty on the front lines of learning and research and to steward our planet, our community, our campus. To do this, the Museum of Paleontology needs your support.