jueves, enero 07, 2021

Assistant Curator (Invertebrate Paleontology or Paleobotany), Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois, USA

 Assistant Curator (Invertebrate Paleontology or Paleobotany), Field
Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois, USA/

Posting Date: 4 January 2021
Closing Date: 15 March 2021

The Field Museum invites applications for an Assistant Curator in the
fields of Invertebrate Paleontology or Paleobotany. This term position
has a probationary period of 3 + 3 years; after successful promotion to
the Associate level it is renewable every 7 years, according to the
Field Museum’s Policy Statement on the Curatorial Ranks. The start date
for the position is on or after January 1, 2022.

The Field Museum's Geology Section has a record of scientific excellence
in collections-based research, with current strengths in phylogenetic
systematics, functional morphology, paleoecology, macroevolution,
history and philosophy of biology, meteoritics, and cosmochemistry. Our
Fossil Invertebrate and Paleobotany collections are world class. The
Fossil Invertebrate collection is focused on the Paleozoic of the
Midwest with significant collections of the Pennsylvanian Mazon Creek
Lagerstätte, Devonian fossils from the Falls of the Ohio area, Silurian
reef fossils from the Chicago area, and Paleozoic echinoderms. The
Paleobotany Collection contains significant holdings of Late
Carboniferous fossil plants preserved as compression-adpressions,
permineralized peats, and within sideritic concretions. Cretaceous
through Paleogene floras are well-represented, including angiosperm
mesofossil assemblages from the Upper Cretaceous Raritan and Magothy
Formations. Substantial fossil palynological collections and comparative
extant pollen and spore preparations are also housed within the

We are seeking a collegial individual with strong communication skills
who conducts innovative, integrative research that will complement and
broaden the section’s strengths. The successful candidate will be

 * to maintain an externally funded field and/or laboratory research
 * to contribute to building and using the Invertebrate Paleontology or
   Paleobotany collections, and
 * to participate in Museum exhibition, public outreach and education,
   and programmatic efforts.

We particularly value a commitment to equity and inclusion in the
context of museum-based research, curation, education, and outreach.
Close relationships with local universities provide opportunities for
participation in graduate and undergraduate training. A Ph.D. in a
relevant discipline must be held by the start of employment.

To apply and for inquiries, please

1. a Curriculum Vitae;
2. a statement of research interests and career objectives;
3. a statement describing experience in and/or vision for increasing
   diversity and inclusion in a museum setting;
4. names and contact information for three people from whom letters of
   recommendation may be sought; and
5. copies of up to five relevant publications in PDF format.

Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2021.

The Field Museum is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in
science, and strives to create a working environment that is free of
sexual, racial, and ethnic discrimination, and that promotes human
dignity among all staff. As such, it is the policy of the Field Museum
to hire without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age,
sex, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled
veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation. The Field Museum
strives to ensure that our career website is accessible to all,
including individuals with disabilities. Email us at
accessibility@fieldmuseum.org if you are unable or limited in your
ability to use or access our online application as a result of your