lunes, febrero 03, 2014
Trabajo de preparador de fósiles en el Denver Museum of Nature
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science seeks a Curator in the Department of Earth Sciences to grow its scholarship, to curate and expand its North American fossil collections, and to help inspire public understanding of, and involvement in, science. The ideal candidate\'s scholarship will involve field-based paleontological research on fossil vertebrates. Areas of specialty might include paleoecology, paleobiology, evolution or related fields. Successful candidates will have a research program with a focus in western North America and an established track record of publication and funding. The successful candidate will be a phenomenal public speaker and will regularly engage the general public and media.
The Denver Museum is an exciting place to do science with an active curatorial staff spanning the fields of anthropology, zoology, space sciences, health sciences and earth sciences. The museum offers opportunities to engage with the general public through educational programming and exhibits and to work with a large, highly-trained volunteer corps. The museum has outstanding conservation, volunteer management, and library staff. The museum has strong local public support, has a new collections facility with excess storage and is surrounded by well-exposed, fossil-bearing sedimentary rocks.
The Earth Science Department is an outwardly focused and collegial team that engages in international research but has strong emphasis on the geologic and paleontologic record of the American West. Current staff expertise is in invertebrate and vertebrate paleontology and paleobotany, and each curator has at least one scholarly project in Colorado. The Department\'s collections are sizeable and are growing; their composition and history are described at http://www.dmns.org/science/collections/. The Department also has a fully staffed preparation laboratory that operates 364 days per year, a full-time collections manager, and over 250 volunteers who engage in science, collections, and outreach. The Department has close collaborations with local analytical laboratories and helps shepherd the museum\'s fleet of field vehicles and field equipment.
Successful candidates must have their PhD or be in receipt of their PhD no later than September 1, 2014. Post-doctoral experience is recommended. The starting date of the position is flexible.
To apply, submit one single PDF file which contains all of the following on single-spaced, single-sided pages in 12-point or larger font:
1) a two page cover letter that outlines your present and anticipated scholarship and personal objectives;
2) a one or two page statement of outreach highlighting: (a) areas where you are currently most effective; (b) ways to leverage your skills within and beyond the DMNS to improve the public\'s understanding of science; and (c) innovative approaches for leveraging the DMNS platform to effectively engage the general public and catalyze the next generation of scientifically literate youth;
3) a one page statement of how you might (a) dovetail your scholarship with existing collections at the DMNS, and (b) build and steward a new major fossil collection at the DMNS;
4) a curriculum vitae which lists your in-press or published peer-reviewed publications, recent departmental seminars you have given and your post-graduate history of employment; and
5) a list of contact information for three professional references with whom you have collaborated in the past, and three references with whom you have not previously collaborated.
No phone calls or printed application materials will be accepted. We will begin reviewing applications on February 15th and the application period will close March 1st.
Be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to directly contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the position, however please check your inbox and junk mail for any correspondence. If you are a returning applicant, please note that cover letters must be deleted, edited and then reattached to correspond with the position.
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is an equal opportunity employer. The Museum is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff committed to serving the needs of all our visitors and we encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds.