[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant/Associate Professor of Invertebrate Paleontology - Drexel University, PA

Kurz,Marie mk3483 at drexel.edu
Tue Oct 4 10:33:03 MDT 2016

Assistant/Associate Professor of Invertebrate Paleontology (#7849)

The Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science at Drexel University seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor appointment in invertebrate paleontology. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, Systematic and Evolutionary Biology, Paleoecology, Climatology and Conservation Paleobiology, with the aim of deploying paleontological data to understand patterns of global change. The successful candidate will develop a research program in their subject area; will teach courses in Invertebrate Paleontology and Stratigraphy, and other potential courses; and will be Curator of the Invertebrate Paleontology collection at Drexel's Academy of Natural Sciences. The ability to collaborate with other research groups at the university, such as Environmental Biogeochemistry and Environmental Engineering, is a plus. Drexel University emphasizes experiential learning and field-oriented candidates are encouraged to apply.

Philadelphia is located on the Fall Line between the Piedmont and Coastal Plain provinces and is one and a half hours from the Appalachian Mountains. The Academy of Natural Sciences, founded in 1812, is the oldest natural history research institution in North America with 18 million collection objects and a 250,000 volume library. The invertebrate paleontology collection holds 1 million specimens, including 6,000 lots of type specimens, and 30,000 samples of well-cuttings from the Atlantic and Gulf coastal plains. The department has field facilities at Barnegat Bay, New Jersey, and a glacial lake in northeastern Pennsylvania. Faculty in the department are engaged in geological and paleontological research in the Delaware Estuary and region, the Appalachian Mountains, the Canadian Arctic, India, and Indonesia.  Drexel University is a research institution ranked in the top 100 among all PhD granting universities according to US News & World Report (2016). Located in the University City section of Philadelphia, Drexel sits along the Northeast rail corridor, providing easy access to New York and Washington.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Geology, Invertebrate Paleontology or a related field, a record of scientific achievement, a strong interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching, and must be able to develop a high-quality, externally-funded research program. For the Associate level, the candidate must demonstrate extramural funding.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, a summary of research experience, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of three or more references with postal address, email address, and telephone number.

Applicants should apply online at drexeljobs.com<http://www.drexeljobs.com/> (Position # 7849). Review of applications will begin December 1st, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquires may be sent to Dr. Gary Rosenberg, Search Committee Chair at gr347 at drexel.edu<mailto:gr347 at drexel.edu>.

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is proactively committed to diversity and inclusion in all of its policies, practices and services. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the varied diversity and excellence of the academic community, and all of its complements.


Marie J. Kurz, PhD
Biogeochemistry Section Leader
Patrick Center for Environmental Research, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Assistant Research Professor
Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science, Drexel University

1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA, 19103, USA
Tel: +1 (215) 299-1018 | Fax: +1 (215) 299-1079
marie.kurz at drexel.edu<mailto:marie.kurz at drexel.edu>
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