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Visiting Assistant Professor in Paleobiology

Employer
UC Davis Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences - CIG
Location
University California Davis
Closing date
Feb 22, 2022

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Discipline
Biogeosciences
Career Level
Early Career (up to 10 years past degree)
Education Level
PhD
Relocation Cost
Negotiable
Sector Type
Academia
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VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN PALEOBIOLOGY

Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences

University of California, Davis

The Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences at the University of California, Davis, invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor to teach undergraduate courses and conduct research during the 2022-2023 academic year, with the possibility of renewal through academic year 2023-2024. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Paleobiology, Geosciences or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates who have a background in the fields of Paleobiology and who demonstrate an interest in and ability to conduct research in Paleobiology and/or Paleoecology in an Earth science context.

The successful applicant will teach four undergraduate courses per year which could include: Evolution and Paleobiology of Dinosaurs (GEL 12; an introductory general education course), The Earth (GEL 1; an introductory general education course), Earth History: Paleobiology (GEL 107; an upper-division course required for majors), Historical Ecology (GEL 144; an upper-division elective for majors), and/or similar courses as needed by the Department (see https://ucdavis.pubs.curricunet.com/Catalog/gel-courses-sc). The candidate should be prepared for some component of this teaching to be online, if necessary due to public health restrictions. The successful applicant will interact closely with Geology as well as Marine and Coastal Sciences majors and have opportunities to mentor undergraduate students within our programs.

The successful applicant will have access to a broad range of facilities in the Department (https://eps.ucdavis.edu/research/labs) and associated with interdisciplinary centers across campus. Interactions with the faculty members, postdocs, and graduate students is encouraged.

This position has a maximum duration of 2 years and is not tenure-track. The annual salary for this position is $72,200. To apply, submit the following electronically to: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04641

● Cover letter

● CV

● Statement of teaching experience and interests, including approaches to promoting equity and inclusion for a diverse student body (see https://diversity.ucdavis.edu/hsi) and to teaching partially online if required due to public health restrictions.

● Statement of contributions to diversity, which can expand on information in the teaching statement or focus on other aspects of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Advice and context for these statements can be found here: https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/guidelines-writing-diversity-statement

● Statement of research

● Names and addresses of three references

For more information about the department, see http://eps.ucdavis.edu. Questions concerning the submission of application materials should be directed to Brittany Gary (bagary@ucdavis.edu). This position will be “open until filled,” however for full consideration, completed application materials should be submitted by March 6, 2022.

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply including women, individuals from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

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