Tenure-track Faculty Positions – Paleobiology and Geobiology

Harvard University · Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
United States, Cambridge

The Departments of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology (OEB) and Earth & Planetary Sciences (EPS)—in partnership with the Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ)—invite applications for two tenure-track faculty positions spanning the broadly defined fields of paleobiology, geobiology, and Earth history. We seek to attract two outstanding individuals to establish innovative research programs and teach both undergraduate and graduate students. We are especially interested in individuals whose work spans the intellectual interests of the OEB and EPS departments, possibly including—although not limited to–paleontology and/or the interactions between life, evolution, (bio)geochemistry, and the environment over geologic time, either on land or in the ocean. The positions may be associated with curatorial appointments in the MCZ with oversight responsibilities of the museum’s invertebrate paleontology collections.

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Required materials include a cover letter, curriculum vita; a statement of research and teaching interests; four representative publications; and the names, institutional affiliations, and email addresses of three references. Review of applications will begin November 16, 2015, and conclude when the positions are filled.


Basic Qualifications: Doctorate or terminal degree in geobiology, paleontology, or related disciplines required by the time the appointment begins.

Additional Qualifications: Demonstrated excellence in teaching is desired.


Further information about EPS and OEB are available at http://www.eps.harvard.edu/ and http://www.oeb.harvard.edu/. Address questions about the position to Professor Ann Pearson (pearson@eps.harvard.edu) or Professor James Hanken (hanken@oeb.harvard.edu) and about the application process to Chenoweth Moffatt (moffatt@eps.harvard.edu).

Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Reference number: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/6418