[Coral-List] Tenure Track Position in Invertebrate Paleontology, Paleoecology, Marine Biology position

Bonem, Rena M. Rena_Bonem at baylor.edu
Fri Sep 29 10:06:35 EDT 2017

I will be retiring at the end of the current academic year.  Baylor University Department of Geosciences is currently seeking applications to fill my position in a broad range of disciplines that include Paleobiology.  The successful applicant should be able to teach invertebrate paleontology/zoology, historical geology and a popular "World Oceans" class as well as graduate courses in their research specialization.

The Baylor University Department of Geosciences (http://www.baylor.edu/Geology/) seeks a dynamic scholar to fill this position beginning August, 2018. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Paleobiology, Paleontology, Geology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, or a closely related discipline. We seek an individual with a research focus in aspects of biological paleontology such as invertebrate paleontology, vertebrate paleontology, ichnology, palynology, micropaleontology, paleoecology, paleoegeography, molecular paleontology, taphonomy, phylogeny, systematics, macroevolution, functional morphology, and other biological and paleobiological processes and patterns. Regardless of research focus area, enthusiasm for interdisciplinary research and cultivation of new collaborations is essential to this position. The successful candidate will contribute to the undergraduate curriculum by teaching courses in historical geology and invertebrate paleontology and to the graduate programs (MS and PhD) in Geosciences by teaching graduate courses and seminar in his/her areas of specialization, establish and participate in externally-funded research, and successfully mentor M.S. and Ph.D. candidates to graduation. The Department currently consists of 18 tenured and tenure-track geoscientists, and has considerable analytical and computing facilities with equipment including Stable Isotope, Gas Chromatograph, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, FTIR, and Raman Spectrometers. Additionally, shared Mass Spectrometry, Molecular Biosciences, and Microscopy and Imaging Centers are available. Research space is available in the 500,000 ft2 "state-of-the-art" Baylor Sciences Building.

The application package for this position should include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, official transcripts, reprints of three peer-reviewed publications, separate statements of your research plan and teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of three references. The application package should be submitted electronically to: Dr. Daniel Peppe, Search Committee Chair, Department of Geosciences, One Bear Place #97354, Baylor University, Waco, TX 76798-7354 USA (Telephone: +1-254-710-2629; email: daniel_peppe at baylor.edu<mailto:daniel_peppe at baylor.edu>).

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Applications will be reviewed beginning 11/01/2017 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by 11/17/2017.

To learn more, please visit these links: http://www.baylor.edu/geology/, http://www.baylor.edu/artsandsciences/, and www.baylor.edu/hr/facultypositions<http://www.baylor.edu/hr/facultypositions>.

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant's religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

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Rena M. Bonem
Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Geosciences
Baylor University

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