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Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (Ecosystem Function), School of Biological Sciences, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Posting Date: 11 February 2014
Closing Date: 31 March 2014

Applications are invited for tenure-track appointment as Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Ecosystem Function in the School of Biological Sciences, from as soon as possible. The position will initially be made on a three-year term basis, with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenure during the second three-year contract. For exceptionally outstanding candidate, the appointment can be made with tenure.

Current strategic research areas of the School include: Food Safety and Food for Health, Endocrinology, Ecology, and Plant Evolution and Adaptation.  Further information about the School can be obtained at http://www.biosch.hku.hk/.

Applicants should have expertise in ecosystem function and services.  Preference will be given to those with an interest in marine ecosystems.   The appointee is expected to teach courses related to ecology and environmental sciences, and concurrently serve as a Resident Scientist in the Swire Institute of Marine Science of the University. 

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered.  The appointments will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary, as well as annual leave, and medical benefits.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable. 

For enquiries about the existing research activities and the specific job requirements, please write to Professor S.S. Wu, Director of the School of Biological Sciences (e-mail: rudolfwu@hku.hk).  Interested applicants should submit a completed application form, together with a full C.V., a research plan, and a statement on teaching philosophy to scsbs@hku.hk.  Please indicate clearly the reference number and which level they wish to be considered for in the subject of the e-mail.  Application forms (341/1111) can be obtained at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/.  

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only shortlisted applicants will be notified of the application result.


Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Zoology, School of Environmental and Rural Science, University of New England, Armidale, Australia

Posting Date: 21 March 2014
Closing Date: 31 March 2014

The School of Environmental and Rural Science is a major research and teaching group within the University of New England (Armidale, NSW). It has rated very highly (4) in the most recent Excellence in Research Australia Rankings for both its Zoology and Palaeontology research disciplines, and is one of very few Australian universities to offer degrees in both fields. The school is very well-resourced with new or recently updated facilities, which include state of the art CT, microCT and surface scanning equipment.

The responsibilities of the position will include both research and undergraduate teaching in Zoology.  Candidates with a demonstrated capacity to independently develop and complete projects will be favoured. Applicants must have a PhD in Zoology or a related discipline, competence in the areas of geometric morphometrics and/or biomechanics, a strong record of research and research publication and well-developed communication skills.

This full time, fixedterm, Level B or Level C position is available for three years initially, with the possibility of further appointment, subject to satisfactory performance and the availability of funding.

Armidale, a vibrant university city recognised as a centre of culture, is well served with art, music, theatre, sport and public and private education. While UNE has a long history and strong tradition of academic distinction, our outlook is dynamic and fresh (visit:  www.armidaleregion.com.au/ and/or http://www.experiencethehighs.com.au/)

Informal enquiries may be directed to Associate Professor Stephen Wroe, phone: (02) 6773 2930 or e-mail: swroe@une.edu.au. For further information about the School/Directorate visit: www.une.edu.au/ers/ and the FEAR lab: http://www.thefearlab.com/#&panel1-2.

Salary:              
$82,123 to $97,329 per annum (Lecturer Level B)
$100,369 to $115,578 per annum (Senior Lecturer Level C) plus 17% employer superannuation and optional salary packaging

Reference No:  214064

Further information, including selection criteria that must be addressed, may be obtained from www.une.edu.au/recruit or by phoning Human Resource Services, (02) 6773 3536

Applicants must address all of the selection criteria contained in the position statement.
 www.une.edu.au

The University will provide travel and removal for this position.



Head of the Department of Palaeobiology, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden

Posting Date: 17 March 2014
Closing Date: 22 April 2014

The Department of Palaeobiology was formed in March 2013 after the merger of the former departments of Palaeobotany and Palaeozoology. The department has extensive and valuable scientific collections in all areas of palaeontology and conducts world leading research in several fields, with emphasis on the origin and development of Cenozoic vertebrates, Palaeozoic invertebrates and seed-plants. Approximately twenty-five people work in the department. We are seeking a dynamic academic leader with experience in collections-based palaeobiology. The candidate has the ability to develop  the department´s strengths in world-class, innovative research, collections management, and promotion of palaeontology to the broader public.

Duties
The position involves comprehensive planning and management, including personnel, budgetary and work environment responsibilities. Duties also include participation in management and development of the research sector within the museum, including participation in the steering committee, and implementing actions in priority areas of the museum´s operations. Emphasis will be given to consolidating and developing the new department´s operations. In addition to the managerial responsibilities, the position also provides opportunities within designated work time for the candidate´s own original research or other duties within palaeobiology.

Qualifications
You preferably have previous experience of staff and managerial duties. You must have extensive experience in collections-based work in palaeobiology. You preferably have a PhD in palaeobiology and evidence of scientific productivity at a high international level. Documented ability to obtain external research funding is meritorious, as is experience in conservation and public promotion of fossil collections of a diverse nature. You must be creative and dynamic and have good interpersonal skills. The ability to work in team is essential.

The Swedish Museum of Natural History can promote an employee to professor if she/he is found to have the required qualifications after an evaluation by external reviewers. The successful applicant may apply for such evaluation. The administrative language is Swedish and the candidate must have achieved documented skills in speaking and reading Swedish within two years. Most current departmental heads within the Swedish Museum of Natural History are men; we encourage female candidates.

The applicant should provide

An application with CV/résumé.
Any other documents that the applicant wishes to submit focusing on administrative experience and broader contributions to the development of the field.

References to previous work.
A statement outlining the applicant´s vision for the strategic development of research and collections management in the department.

The position is a full time permanent appointment with a six month probationary period. Details are given by Per Ericson, Director of Science. Union representatives are Bodil Kajrup, SACO-S and Marianne Hamnede, ST. All can be reached at + 46 8-519 540 00.

The complete application must be submitted to rekrytering@nrm.se or the Swedish Museum of Natural History, P. O. Box 50007, SE-104 05 STOCKHOLM latest 30 March 2014. Mark your application dnr 2.3.1-168-2014.



Researcher in Palaeobiology, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden

Posting Date: 17 March 2014
Closing Date: 22 April 2014

The Department of Palaeobiology was formed in March 2013 after the merger of the former departments of Palaeobotany and Palaeozoology. The department has extensive and valuable scientific collections in all areas of palaeontology and conducts world leading research in several fields, with emphasis on Cenozoic vertebrates, Palaeozoic invertebrates and seed-plants origin and development. Approximately twenty-five people work in the department. We are seeking a dynamic, leading scholar with an independent research program in palaeobiology, with a special focus on collections-based studies.

Duties 
Carry out independent collections-based research at a high international level in the fields of palaeozoology or pre-quaternary palaeobotany, including obtaining external research funding, publishing in leading international journals, presenting research results at international and domestic conferences, etc. The position also includes shared responsibility for documentation and digitalization, supervision of visitors, and dissemination of scientific knowledge to the public and schools. Also, when required, teaching student groups, supervising research students and mentoring postdoctoral researchers, and participating in other activities of the museum and department.

Qualifications 
A PhD or equivalent in palaeontology is required. The successful applicant will be creative and dynamic with documented postdoctoral scientific production at a high international level. Ability to work in a team is essential, and the skills or experience to contribute to the administration and development of the research discipline are advantageous. Documented ability to obtain external research funding is meritorious, as is experience in management, practical enhancement, conservation and public promotion of fossil collections of a diverse nature. 

This is an open search. Position and salary will be commensurate with the qualifications of the successful applicant. The Swedish Museum of Natural History can promote an employee to professor if she/he is found to have the required qualification after an evaluation by external reviewers. The successful applicant may apply for such an evaluation. 

The applicant should provide 
An application with CV/résumé.
A complete list of scientific publications.
Three copies each of the five most significant publications.
An account of previous experience in research and collections work.
An account of current research and research interest.
Any other relevant documentation the applicant wishes to provide.

Additional information
The position is a full time permanent appointment with a six month probationary period. The Swedish museum of Natural History strives for gender balance and ethic and cultural diversity among its staff.  Details are given by Per Ericson, Director of Science. Union representatives are Ove Johansson, SACO-S and Marianne Hamnede, ST. All can be reached at + 46 8 519 540 00.

The complete application (in English) must be submitted to rekrytering@nrm.se or the Swedish Museum of Natural History, P. O. Box 50007, 104 05 STOCKHOLM latest 30 march 2014. Mark your application dnr 2.3.1-169-2014.



Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (Ecosystem Function), School of Biological Sciences, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Posting Date: 11 February 2014
Closing Date: 31 March 2014

Applications are invited for tenure-track appointment as Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Ecosystem Function in the School of Biological Sciences, from as soon as possible. The position will initially be made on a three-year term basis, with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenure during the second three-year contract. For exceptionally outstanding candidate, the appointment can be made with tenure.

Current strategic research areas of the School include: Food Safety and Food for Health, Endocrinology, Ecology, and Plant Evolution and Adaptation.  Further information about the School can be obtained at http://www.biosch.hku.hk/.

Applicants should have expertise in ecosystem function and services.  Preference will be given to those with an interest in marine ecosystems.   The appointee is expected to teach courses related to ecology and environmental sciences, and concurrently serve as a Resident Scientist in the Swire Institute of Marine Science of the University. 

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered.  The appointments will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary, as well as annual leave, and medical benefits.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable. 

For enquiries about the existing research activities and the specific job requirements, please write to Professor S.S. Wu, Director of the School of Biological Sciences (e-mail: rudolfwu@hku.hk).  Interested applicants should submit a completed application form, together with a full C.V., a research plan, and a statement on teaching philosophy to scsbs@hku.hk.  Please indicate clearly the reference number and which level they wish to be considered for in the subject of the e-mail.  Application forms (341/1111) can be obtained at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/.  

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only shortlisted applicants will be notified of the application result.



Summer Interships, Ashfall Fossil Beds State Park, Royal, Nebraska

Posting Date: 21 March 2014
Closing Date: 1 April 2014

Several summer internships are available for field studies in vertebrate paleontology.  With preference to geology or biology students, the positions are open to all students with a genuine interest in, and knowledge of vertebrate paleontology, especially those aspiring to further their experience outside of the classroom.  Duties include excavation, sorting of microfossils, prep lab tasks, interpretive duties and other park support tasks.  36-38 hour work week.  $10.50 per hour.  E-mail Rick Otto rotto1@unl.edu or Sandy Mosel smosel1@unl.edu  for details and application form.  Find out more about the Ashfall site at www.ashfall.unl.edu

Applications will be accepted until all positions have been filled, but no later than April 1st. Therefore, advantage to early applicants.



Eight-Week Internships, The Division of Paleontology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York

Posting Date: 21 March 2014
Closing Date: 22 April 2014

The Division of Paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History is offering a small number of full-time, 8-week internships for graduate or undergraduate students in geology, invertebrate paleontology, life sciences, museum studies, or related fields (June 16, 2014 start). The interns will participate in an NSF-funded project to upgrade the microfossil collections in the Invertebrate Paleontology collection at AMNH. A summary of the project can be found here:
http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1203394&HistoricalAwards=false
A website documenting the progress of this project, including a blog by summer 2013 interns can be found here:
http://www.amnh.org/our-research/paleontology/collections/fossil-invertebrates/microfossil-conservation-and-digitization

The interns will work with collection management staff to rehouse, conserve and catalog specimens, to digitally image and CT scan primary type specimens and upgrade on-line collections data.
A stipend will be provided as support over the internship period.
 
Required Qualifications:
Applicants should be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree course, or about to apply to a graduate course in invertebrate paleontology, life sciences, museum studies, or related fields. Ability to work with paleontological research collections, ability to perform tasks requiring physical strength and high manual dexterity, proficiency in the use of Mac and PC based software, good organizational, excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to work independently. Experience working in museum collections a plus.

Interested parties should apply online:
http://careers.amnh.org/applicants/Central?quickFind=51218
Applications cannot be accepted via email or snail mail. Due to the high volume of applications, we cannot respond to email inquiries about application stautus.

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since it’s founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and exhibition. The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world's cultures.

The American Museum of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate due to age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels. Please be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the open position.



Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Environmental Science in the University of Hong Kong

Posting Date: 21 March 2014
Closing Date: 30 April 2014

Applications are invited for tenure-track appointment as Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Environmental Science in the Faculty of Science, from July 1, 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.  The post will initially be made on a three-year term basis.  Subject to satisfactory performance, the appointee may be considered for a second three-year contract and tenure afterwards.

The Faculty of Science is expanding on its research and teaching program in Environmental Science. Expertise in climate change, hydrology and remote sensing would be an advantage.  The appointee is expected to teach courses related to environmental science. Information about the Faculty can be obtained at http://www.hku.hk/science.

For an Associate Professorship, applicants should be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching and research in related areas and possess a proven record of high-quality scholarship and services. The appointee should be able to provide academic leadership in both research and teaching; and is also expected to supervise postgraduate students, conduct an ongoing active research agenda, obtain research grants, and serve on committees within the University and in external professional organizations.

For an Assistant Professorship, applicants should possess good teaching and research skills and be able to demonstrate a strong potential for research excellence. The appointee is expected to commit to high-quality scholarly research, submit grant proposals, publish in top-tier academic journals, and supervise postgraduate students.

A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered.  At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.  The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary, as well as annual leave, and medical benefits.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

For enquiries about the existing research activities of the Faculty and the specific job requirements, please write to Professor Zong Yongqiang (e-mail: yqzong@hku.hk). Applicants should send a completed application form, together with an up-to-date C.V, a detailed publication list, a research plan and a statement on teaching philosophy which includes a portfolio of syllabi and descriptions of courses they have taught or co-taught by e-mail to sciappt@hku.hk. They should also arrange for submission of three references from senior academics who are familiar with their teaching approaches, skills and experience to sciappt@hku.hk.  Please indicate clearly the reference number and which level they wish to be considered for in the subject of the e-mail.  Application forms (341/1111) can be obtained at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/.  Closes April 30, 2014.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only shortlisted applicants will be notified of the application result.



John Caldwell Meeker Postdoctoral Fellowship, Earth Sciences Section, Science & Education, The Field Museum, CHicago, Illinois

Posting Date: 21 March 2014
Closing Date: 1 June 2014

The John Caldwell Meeker Postdoctoral Fellow.  Applications are invited for the position of the John Caldwell Meeker Postdoctoral Researcher in the Earth Sciences Section, Science & Education, at The Field Museum.  The successful candidate will be expected to complement, and/ or participate in any one of the ongoing research programs in the Section.  Research projects are being pursued in the areas of Vertebrate Paleontology, Invertebrate Paleontology, and Meteoritics. Individual curators and their research programs are featured on the Field Museum website (http://fieldmuseum.org/explore/department/geology). Applications will be reviewed both for merit and suitability with the research and collections strengths of the department. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact curators they are interested in collaborating with prior to submitting an application.

A Ph.D. in a field of research represented in the Earth Sciences Section is required.  The term for this position is for a maximum of two years. The appointment is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2014 or soon thereafter.

Please send a statement of research interests and experience, a curriculum vitae including publications list, and names of three referees (with e-mail addresses) to:  Olivier Rieppel, Head of Earth Sciences Section, The Field Museum, 1400 S. Lakeshore Dr., Chicago, IL 60605-2496 USA; e-mail: rieppel@fieldmuseum.org; phone: (312) 665-7630.  The Field Museum is an equal opportunity employer.


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