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Assistant Professor - Paleobiology

Department of Geosciences at Auburn University
Auburn University, Alabama
Closing date
Dec 6, 2021
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The Department of Geosciences at Auburn University invites applications for a new tenure-­track Assistant Professor position in Paleobiology, beginning in the Fall Semester 2022. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Geosciences or a related field at the time appointment begins. Areas of research focus may include, but are not limited to, biotic evolution, fossil preservation, biostratigraphy, and applications of paleobiology in deciphering climate, environmental, and/or ecosystems changes at various time scales. We seek a dynamic individual who will propel our Geology MS and interdisciplinary Earth System Science PhD programs. Collaborative research programs that are regional or global in scope are active between faculty in the College of Sciences and Mathematics, Auburn University Museum of Natural History, School of Forestry and Wildlife Science, College of Engineering, and College of Agriculture. Candidates with expertise in Paleobiology will complement the University's considerable existing expertise in the areas of biotic evolution, climate change/paleoclimate sciences, sedimentary geology, basin analysis, planetary geology, environmental geochemistry, and geomicrobiology. The successful candidate will have duties that include teaching Introduction to Paleobiology, and graduate and undergraduate courses related to his/her expertise and is expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program, publish scholarly work, and advise graduate and undergraduate students.

Applications must include: 1) the applicant's curriculum vitae, 2) copies of transcripts, and 3) the names and contact information of three professional references, as well as up to 2 pages each for 4) a cover letter/letter of interest, 5) a statement of research interests, 6) a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and 7) a statement of diversity, inclusion, and equity. In the statement of inclusion, please describe how your experience and/or potential contributions in research, teaching, and service will advance our mission of creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace. The Department of Geosciences and the College of Sciences and Mathematics is committed to providing resources to enhance awareness and appreciation of cultural and individual diversity, promote community, and prepare students, faculty, and staff to have a global impact in STEM (

Applicants are encouraged to visit the AU website to learn more about Auburn University and the Department of Geosciences To apply please go to, complete the online form and upload the required application documents. Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples. For more information, please visit:

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2021 and will continue until a candidate accepts appointment. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin (August 2022) and to continue to work legally for the proposed term of employment. Candidate must possess excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.

Auburn University is a EEO/Vet/Disability employer and committed to building a diverse and inclusive community.

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