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The School of Geosciences at the University of South Florida seeks to fill a 9 month, full-time and tenure-earning, Assistant Professor position in Paleobiology.  We seek candidates with outstanding potential to develop an externally funded research program, mentor graduate students, and teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in paleobiology, with preference given to exceptional candidates with strengths in stratigraphy and sedimentology, broadly construed. The successful candidate will complement and integrate with our existing school strengths in paleobiology, geology, environmental science, and geography, and with university-wide working groups in evolutionary biology and/or the Anthropocene.  A PhD in Geology or related field is required and must be conferred by appointment start date. 

Salary is negotiable. To apply, please visit http://employment.usf.edu and attach a cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, research interests, and provide names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on November 29, 2018.  Additional information is available at the School of Geosciences website: http://hennarot.forest.usf.edu/main/depts/geosci/ and by emailing the search committee chair, Dr. Gregory Herbert (gherbert@usf.edu). 

The University of South Florida, established in 1956 and located in Tampa, is a high-impact global research university serving more than 50,000 students. USF ranks in the top 30 nationally for research expenditures among public universities, according to the National Science Foundation. In 2018, the Florida Board of Governors designated USF as a Preeminent State Research University, placing USF in the most elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. For more information on the USF Paleobiology Research Group, please visit our web site at http://hennarot.forest.usf.edu/main/depts/geosci/research/paleo/paleo/.   

Conclusion of this search is subject to final budget approval. According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public.  USF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution. 

Location: Tampa, FL
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Name: Dr. Gregory Herbert, Search Committee Chair
Email: gherbert@usf.edu

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