[Coral-List] Invertebrate Paleontology position at the Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida

Gustav Paulay paulay at flmnh.ufl.edu
Tue Nov 10 10:37:19 EST 2009

Dear All,

Sorry for the cross posting.  The Florida Museum of Natural History is 
searching for an Associate/Full Curator of Invertebrate Paleontology – 
see the ad below.  In addition to the great IP resources at FLMNH, we 
also host a large and active collection of Recent invertebrates, 
especially mollusks, crustaceans, echinoderms, and cnidarians.  The IP 
position is one of three currently open (the others are for a 
Lepidopterist and a Florida Archaeologist).

Cheers – Gustav

Gustav Paulay
Curator of Invertebrates
Florida Museum of Natural History
University of Florida
Gainesville FL 32611-7800 USA
Email: paulay at flmnh.ufl.edu
Phone: 1 (352) 273-1948
FAX: 1 (352) 846-0287


Associate/Full Curator of Invertebrate Paleontology

The Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, one of the 
country’s premier museums dedicated to studying biological and cultural 
diversity, invites applications for the Thompson Chair of Invertebrate 
Paleontology to be hired most likely at the level of Associate or Full 
Curator.  The successful candidate will be expected to conduct a dynamic 
research program and develop the museum’s extensive collection of 
primarily Cenozoic invertebrate fossils.  These collections include 
about five million specimens, of which approximately 2.1 million are 
fully curated and accessible online 
(http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/databases/ivp/).  A substantial endowment is 
associated with this position.  The collection is assigned two full-time 
staff responsible for its operations.

This position requires a strong commitment to university education, 
field work, and museum-based research.  Interactions with allied 
academic departments include Affiliate Professorship status with 
responsibility for supervision of graduate student research, and 
teaching two formal courses per year.  Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. and 
strong research and collections background.  The start date is open, but 
may begin as early as August 2010.  The salary is competitive and 
commensurate with experience.

Application deadline is 4 January 2010.  To be considered, all 
applications must be submitted on-line at http://jobs.ufl.edu 
(requisition # 0803198).  The application should include a cover letter, 
curriculum vitae, a statement of research, collections, and teaching 
experience and goals.  Reprints of no more than five publications, and 
the names of three colleagues who might be contacted for letters of 
recommendation should be sent directly to the search committee chair by 
email before the application deadline:   Dr. Steven Manchester, Chair of 
Invertebrate Paleontology Search Committee, Florida Museum of Natural 
History, University of Florida, P.O. Box 117800, Gainesville, FL 
32611-7800 (steven at flmnh.ufl.edu).  The University of Florida is an 
Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.  The selection process 
will be conducted under the provisions of Florida’s “Government in the 
Sunshine” and Public Records laws.

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