miércoles, mayo 08, 2019

Curator of Paleontology, Alabama Museum of Natural History (ALMNH)

The Department of Research and Collections of the University of Alabama Museums is seeking a highly-motivated researcher in the area of paleontology. The paleontology collections at the Alabama Museum of Natural History date back to the mid 1800s and include over 25,000 specimens. The collection is made up of vertebrate, invertebrate and paleobotanical specimens and boasts many unique and important specimens including several holotypes and arguably the most complete Clidastes propython mosasaur specimen known (Artemis). The ALMNH also maintains an extensive collection of extant vertebrates that are useful for comparative studies (osteological specimens, study skins, and wet specimens). This position will oversee a fully functional fossil preparation laboratory adjacent to the collection as well as a 130-acre paleontological field station in Dallas County, AL. Areas of research focus could include but are not be limited to: systematics, functional or evolutionary morphology, paleoecology, and biomechanics. The ALMNH is also interested in connecting paleontological research with our visitors and the local community.

The Curator of Paleontology is responsible for managing the paleontological collections including, in conjunction with the Director, Research and Collections, developing plans for maintenance and expansion. Writing proposals to fund the collection and create synergies with faculty and other researchers promoting deposition of specimens in the ALMNH collections. Creating and maintains an active research program focused on the paleontology collections. Managing a budget for paleontological activities and administering grants and proposals for paleontology collections. Managing Harrell Station, ALMNH's paleontological field station. Oversees the recruitment and coordination of ALMNH paleontological assistants and volunteers. Teaches one course per year in paleontology, geology or a related field. Assists with development of policies and processes conforming to best practice standards for the long-term preservation and conservation of specimens within the collections.

Qualifications and Required Application Materials: Ph.D. in Geology or Biology with specialization in Paleontology and one (1) year of college level teaching experience. Job close date 5/31/2019. Visit UA's employment website at staffjobs.ua.edu (job no. 508814) for more information and to apply. The University of Alabama is an equal-opportunity employer (EOE) including an EOE of protected vets and individuals with disabilities.


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