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PostPosted: 28 Jan 2007 17:24    Post subject: Earth Sciences Curator/ Paleontologist, Alaska Reply with quote

Earth Sciences Curator/ Paleontologist
University of Alaska Fairbanks

The University of Alaska Museum of the North and the Department of
Geology & Geophysics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks invite
applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position as
Curator of Earth Sciences. We seek a dynamic individual who will
instill their enthusiasm for paleontology in both students and the
public. Applicants who can successfully implement their vision for
using natural history collections on the leading edge of science are
especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. in paleontology or a closely
related field prior to hire. Teaching, curatorial, and postdoctoral
experience is preferred. The successful candidate is expected to
establish a vigorous, externally funded research program; curate and
expand the Museum's Earth Sciences collections; collaborate with
existing faculty with interests in sedimentology, stratigraphy,
geochronology, Quaternary geology, evolutionary biology, and
paleoclimatic or paleoenvironmental reconstruction; teach at least
one course per year; and advise undergraduates, M.S., and Ph.D.
students. Preferred applicants will have a strong background in
developing, managing, and using museum collections, and in a
specialized research area in paleontology, which is flexible.
Experience working with or teaching diverse student populations is
desirable. A newly expanded museum, collections laboratory, start-up
funds and supercomputer facilities are available. Further
information about both the Department and Museum is available at and

Interested applicants should apply online at by
completing an application form and uploading a curriculum vitae; the
names of three references; copies of key publications; and separate
statements summarizing experience and long-term goals in research,
curation, and teaching . Screening of applications will begin on
January 1, 2007, and continue until the position is filled.
Questions about this announcement can be addressed to Molly Lee

The University of Alaska is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity
Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Bjarne Rafaelsen,
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