The Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona seeks to hire a post-doctoral Research Scientist in the area of paleobiology.
Paleontology at the University of Arizona focuses on the processes of fossilization (taphonomy) and on the late Cenozoic history of life and environments. Special strengths are in the use of proxy indicators such as stable isotopes, pollen and variation in growth rings (in clams, corals, cave deposits, and trees) to reconstruct rates and patterns of environmental and climate change in the recent past. Conservation paleobiology – the use of fossil remains and proxy indicators to assess human impact and to guide restoration – is an active area of research. Duties will include:
1) research, publication and proposal-preparation in areas such as historical ecology, conservation paleobiology, taphonomy and paleoecology.
2) teaching introductory paleontology in the Fall 2011 semester.
Position is available July, 2011. This is a one-year position.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in a relevant field, publications and teaching experience. Submit letter of interest, C.V., statement of teaching and research interests, and contact information for three references.