Job Announcements

The Paleontological Society will post job announcements of relevance to our members. To have your job announcement included on this page, please forward your information exactly as you wish it to be displayed to [email protected]. All job postings will remain on this page until the application deadline or for 3 months. To extend or terminate your post, please submit a request in writing.


TWO POSITIONS—University of Oklahoma

  1. Assistant Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology, Sam Noble Museum & Assistant Professor, School of Geosciences, Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy; and
  2. Assistant Curator of Invertebrate Paleontology, Sam Noble Museum & Assistant Professor, School of Geosciences, Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy

The Sam Noble Museum (https://samnoblemuseum.ou.edu/) and the School of Geosciences (https://www.ou.edu/mcee/geosciences) at the University of Oklahoma seek two innovative and enthusiastic colleagues to fill tenure-track split positions as Assistant Curators at the Sam Noble Museum and Assistant Professors in the School of Geosciences to begin in July 2022.

We seek colleagues who will establish discipline-leading, student-involved, and externally funded research programs; build collaborations within and outside the University; and work with colleagues and students toward OU’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion goals. The ideal candidates for these Assistant Curator/Assistant Professor positions will perform specimen-based research in any related subfield of vertebrate or invertebrate paleontology, including but not limited to biodiversity, paleoecology, phylogeny reconstruction, evolutionary or conservation paleobiology, isotope or trace element geochemistry, and/or paleoclimatology, and would have experience working with museum collections.

In the Sam Noble Museum, the Curators will be responsible for growing and curating the museum’s collection of fossil vertebrates or invertebrates from around the world, obtaining grants, and interpreting its community, public and intellectual significance through research, exhibits, education and outreach.

With over 80,000 cataloged specimens spanning over 300 million years, the nucleus of the vertebrate paleontology collection was made under the auspices of the Works Projects Administration led by the museum’s first director, J. Willis Stovall. The collection has roughly tripled in size since the late 1980s, and the numbers of type and figured specimens have increased accordingly. The collection is especially strong in Early Permian tetrapods, Jurassic dinosaurs, Cretaceous vertebrate faunas from the Western Interior including important microvertebrate (e.g., mammals and lizards) faunas, and Mio-Pliocene mammals of Oklahoma.

With nearly one million specimens from every major invertebrate fossil group, the invertebrate paleontology collection is among the most scientifically important in North America. It contains nearly 3,000 primary type specimens and about 7,000 figured specimens. A large donation of fossils from BP-Amoco expanded the collection into a unique resource for research. Much of the collection comprises Paleozoic-age specimens from the southern mid-continent, with significant material from the Mesozoic and Cenozoic of Alaska.

The School of Geosciences has over a century of history preparing students for impactful careers in basic and applied geosciences. In the School of Geosciences, the successful candidates will teach and mentor undergraduates from diverse backgrounds in support of the major and the School’s popular paleontology concentration, which includes courses in vertebrate paleontology, invertebrate paleontology, evolutionary paleobiology), and/or through general education classes. The candidates for these positions will also provide invested mentorship and instruction in the graduate program at Master’s and Ph.D. levels, as well as teach graduate level courses in their specialization. The Assistant Curators/Assistant Professors will play an important role in facilitating wider synergies among the Museum, the School, and other units on campus and around the State.

The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by embracing each person’s unique contributions, background and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma recognizes that fostering an inclusive environment for all, with particular attention to the needs of historically marginalized populations, is vital to the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission. The commitment enhances the OU experience for all students, faculty and staff and for the communities we engage.

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic, and healthcare needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2,700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges. In Fall 2019, approximately 23% of OU’s freshmen were first-generation students, 33% of all students belonged to a minority race/ethnicity and 6% were international.

Qualifications
Applicants must have:

  • Ph.D. in geoscience, biology, or other related field in hand by start date;
  • an established record of high-quality research and publications;
  • a demonstrated record of or clear potential for strong extramural funding;
  • a familiarity with and commitment to inclusive teaching and mentoring;
  • a record of specimen-based collection experience and of, or potential for, specimen-based curation and obtaining collection grants;
  • a record of or potential for collection interpretation, exhibition, and outreach and community engagement;
  • a demonstrated or explicit commitment to outreach, community engagement, and service to the museum, school, university and discipline.

Application Instructions
    For the position of Assistant Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology & Assistant Professor of Geosciences, please submit to https://apply.interfolio.com/93461.
    For the position of Assistant Curator of Invertebrate Paleontology & Assistant Professor of Geosciences, please submit to https://apply.interfolio.com/93465.

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2021 and the search will continue until the positions are filled. The anticipated starting date for both positions is July 2022.
Applicants are requested to submit the following documents as (1-3 pages each): 1) a cover letter describing your interests in and qualifications for the position including your museum experience with collections, collection interpretation, exhibition, and outreach and community engagement; 2) your current CV including contact information for three potential references; 3) a teaching statement briefly describing your past instructional and mentorship experiences, your pedagogical philosophy, and your plans/goals for teaching at OU (including existing and proposed courses) and advising a diverse cohort of undergraduate and graduate students; 4) a diversity statement describing your knowledge of and/or experience addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion issues in the geosciences and an outline of plans for contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusivity efforts through research, teaching, and/or service; 5) and a research statement describing your research focus, methods, and future trajectory. Questions, information requests, and nominations should be addressed to Dr. Richard Lupia, University of Oklahoma, Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman, OK 73072 or [email protected].

Application Process
This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to:  admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.


Curator of Paleobiology, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis

As the Curator of Paleobiology at the Indiana State Museum and Historic you will be in a professional curatorial position with substantial research responsibility. You will oversee vertebrate paleontology for the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites with an emphasis on the Ice Age. You will be responsible for strategically using field and laboratory research programs to develop relevant palaeobiological collections and associated data from which to interpret the life and environments of Indiana’s Ice Age. Indiana’s changing biodiversity over time and how it relates to the landscape, climate and other environmental factors are also key components of this position. You will conduct public outreach and supports education and programmatic efforts as well as exhibitions. You will collaborate with other curators and researchers and ensure that that this research is published in both peer reviewed and popular publications. You will report to Senior Curator of Science and Technology.

For more information and to apply, please visit https://workforindiana.in.gov/job/Indianapolis-Curator-of-Paleobiology-IN-46204/802854400/


The Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto, Canada) is seeking a new permanent Invertebrate Palaeontology Preparation and Database Technician for a starting date no earlier than 1st January 2022.
 
Candidates can apply through the link below:
 
https://www.fitzii.com/apply/60784?s=r
 
Please note that the application is now open for two weeks, but this link will be extended past this two-week period and candidates should be able to apply till at least early December. If candidates have any problem accessing the job posting, they can contact the ROM.


Three Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions in Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science at Florida State University

The Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science (EOAS) at the Florida State University (FSU) invites applications for 3 tenure-track Assistant Professor positions:
 
(1) Aqueous Trace Element Biogeochemistry/Chemical Oceanography (49933): The ideal candidate will examine the role of trace elements in the oceans or other aquatic environments, their role in biogeochemical cycles, and/or their impact on the biosphere as toxins. This research may include but is not limited to processes within the air-sea interface, water-column, bottom waters, and/or pore fluids.

(2) Earth-Life Interactions (49940):  The ideal candidate will investigate the coevolution of life and environment with potential interests in planetary habitability of Earth and exoplanets, biosignatures for life (radiations and extinctions), and implications for modern climate change. Research areas of interest include but are not limited to: paleobiology, geobiology, extinction dynamics, paleoecology, paleontology, biotic responses to global change, geomicrobiology, and biogeochemistry.

(3) Cloud Microphysics and Aerosols (49937): The ideal candidate will have expertise in cloud microphysics, aerosols, and their impacts on weather, climate, and the environment. The research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, clouds and aerosols, their interactions with each other, representations in models, and impacts on atmospheric radiation, tropical cyclones, extreme weather, atmospheric chemistry, air quality, and the environment.

Appointees are expected to teach courses and contribute to both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the department and to develop and maintain a vigorous externally funded research program in their specialty area of interest. Candidates must hold a Doctoral degree or the highest degree appropriate in Geosciences or a related field.

EOAS, housed in a new building (2020) with state-of-the-art facilities and laboratories, has approximately 40 faculty members, and 135 graduate students, a diverse student population, and offers undergraduate and/or graduate degrees in Geology, Meteorology, Oceanography, and Environmental Sciences. For additional information on EOAS and FSU’s resources, please check https://www.eoas.fsu.edu/

Applicants should submit to the appropriate job opening to http://jobs.fsu.edu a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and statements on research, and teaching interests, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Review of applications commences November 1, 2021 and will continue until the positions are filled. Women and members of minority groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Inquiries may be addressed to the chairs of the search committees, Prof. Angela Knapp (Aqueous Trace Element Biogeochemistry, [email protected], opening 49933), Prof. Yang Wang (Earth-life interaction, [email protected], opening 49940) and Prof. Guosheng Liu (Cloud Microphysics/aerosol interaction, [email protected], opening 49937).

Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at FSU and the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science. Our excellence can only be fully realized when we share our commitment to these values.

FSU is An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at https://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf.


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Earth-Life Interactions at Florida State University

The department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science (EOAS) at Florida State University (FSU) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in the field of Paleobiology/Geobiology at the Assistant Professor level. A successful candidate will investigate the coevolution of life and environment with potential interests in planetary habitability of Earth and exoplanets, biosignatures for life (radiations and extinctions), and implications for modern climate change. Research areas of interest include but are not limited to: paleobiology, geobiology, extinction dynamics, paleoecology, paleontology, biotic responses to global change, geomicrobiology, and biogeochemistry. The hire will work in the new (January 2020) EOAS building with state-of-the-art labs, offices and facilities. The appointee is also expected to contribute to the department’s strong commitment to the Geology, Oceanography and Environmental Sciences programs, including teaching Earth History and Paleontology.

Candidates must hold a Doctoral degree from an accredited institution or the highest degree appropriate in Earth Science or a related field with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, academic research, and service. The appointee is expected to develop and maintain a vigorous externally funded research program and to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

EOAS has approximately 40 faculty members, approximately 135 graduate students, a diverse student population, and grants undergraduate and/or graduate degrees in Geology, Meteorology, Oceanography, and Environmental Sciences. For additional information on EOAS and FSU’s resources, please check https://www.eoas.fsu.edu/research/#Research%20Facilities.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, statement describing their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and contact information for three references to job opening #49940 using FSU’s electronic submission system at http://jobs.fsu.edu. We will begin reviewing applications November 1, 2021 and will continue to review applications until the position is successfully filled.  We strongly encourage applications from candidates who are members of underrepresented or marginalized communities.

Inquiries may be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Prof. Yang Wang, [email protected].

Tallahassee is the capital city of Florida, home to three institutions of higher learning, and offers connections with diverse government, private, public, and cultural organizations. Tallahassee was recently named an All-American City by the National Civic League.

FSU is An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at https://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf.

Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at FSU and the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science. Our excellence can only be fully realized when we share our commitment to these values.


Augustyn Family Curator of Paleontology,
Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology at The Webb Schools
Department:  Museum
Reports to:    Director, Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology at The Webb Schools
Status:           Salaried/Exempt, Full-time, Benefited

SUMMARY
The Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology at The Webb Schools is accepting applications for the Augustyn Family Curator of Paleontology, with the successful candidate to start employment July 1, 2022. The Alf Museum is the only nationally accredited paleontology museum located on a high-school campus, with a collection housing over 195,000 fossil specimens and a facility including recently renovated collections storage, a fossil preparation lab, and a research lab, as well as two floors of public exhibits. The Augustyn Family Curator will lead fieldwork and undertake museum-based research inpaleontology, while mentoring high school students as partners in this work. The Augustyn Family Curator will also develop and deliver paleontology and museum-related courses and organize volunteer opportunities in paleontology for students at The Webb Schools. The ideal candidate will maintain an active research and publication program that complements and extends existing strengths in the Alf Museum’s collections, including (but not limited to) the Mesozoic and Cenozoic vertebrate paleontology of the western United States. The Augustyn Family Curator will collaborate with other museum staff to identify and resolve broad needs in museum collection use and care, set priorities for student and community volunteers and interns in the collection and preparation lab, present research results to the scientific community and the public, and represent the museum at public events and within the Webb community.

RELATIONSHIPS
The Augustyn Family Curator of Paleontology reports to the Museum Director and supervises the Fossil Preparator, Collections Manager, and Collections Assistants, in addition to offering scientific expertise to outreach staff. The Augustyn Family Curator of Paleontology works with the Director to advance the museum’s research program as established by the mission and strategic plan.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Job responsibilities are assigned by the Museum Director and Head of Schools, who can in their sole discretion, alter, add to, or eliminate job assignments anytime, with or without prior notice. The institutional character of the boarding school environment requires that many job responsibilities are scheduled after formal class time, in the afternoons, mealtimes, and on weekends.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and implement a field and museum research program that enhances the museum collection, that is of high scholarship, and that engages Webb students.
  • Assume appropriate teaching responsibilities in The Webb Schools science department, including development of relevant curricula for the evolutionary biology course and paleontology-specific classes.
  • Facilitate activities and collaborations that enhance the museum’s presence within The Webb Schools community.
  • Coordinate the museum volunteer program for Webb students.
  • Coordinate overall use and care of the museum’s collections with the Collections Manager and other collection staff and promote use of the collection by outside researchers.
  • Set priorities for work in the fossil-preparation lab in collaboration with the preparator.
  • Assist in supervising interns at the museum.
  • Ensure that all research, fieldwork, collection work is conducted in accordance with relevant laws, ethical standards, and best practices in the field of paleontology.
  • Represent the museum at public programs and collaborate with outreach staff to present paleontology to broad audiences.
  • Publicize notable research projects and discoveries via professional conferences, news media, and social media.
  • Represent the museum in the scientific and educational communities through participation in professional organizations and conferences.
  • Support and enhance DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion) initiatives in all facets of the museum program.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
The Augustyn Family Curator of Paleontology must possess a Ph.D. in the geological or biological sciences, have published results of paleontological research in peer-reviewed journals, committed to mentoring highly motivated adolescents in a unique secondary-school setting, and have experience in one or more of the following:

  • Teaching experience (formal or informal education).
  • Experience with museum operations.
  • Knowledge of museum curatorial practices and techniques.
  • Experience with paleontological fieldwork.
  • Leadership experience in a lab or field setting.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS
The Augustyn Family Curator of Paleontology must have or obtain a California driver license with a satisfactory driving record. A criminal background check must be successfully completed before employment can begin.

OTHER SKILLS
The Augustyn Family Curator of Paleontology must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. In addition, effective leadership and interpersonal skills are required to interact with staff, students, and the public, solve problems, and represent The Webb Schools in the community.

PROFESSIONAL QUALITIES OF WEBB FACULTY & STAFF

  • Contributes to the delivery of the mission, vision, and values of the school community.
  • Demonstrates inclusive and equitable practices to ensure that all members of the community feel a sense of belonging.
  • Follows community policies and procedures and models positive behavior.
  • Works effectively as a team member and develops professional and productive relationships with colleagues.
  • Understands boundaries and embraces responsibility for the care of students in loco parentis.
  • Promotes a trust-based community by keeping appropriate confidences.
  • Manages time effectively and meets deadlines and commitments.
  • Communicates and responds to all school communications in a timely manner.
  • Exhibits flexibility and adaptability to change as needed.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The physical requirements of this position are those needed to successfully fulfill the job duties and responsibilities articulated above. As prescribed by law, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

The expected start date for this position will be with the 2022-2023 academic year.

Interested candidates should send their cover letter (2 to 3 pages, including statements outlining goals for research and fieldwork programs as well as educational philosophy) and curriculum vitae to:

Andrew A. Farke, Ph.D.,
Director, Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology at The Webb Schools
[email protected]
Fax: (909) 482-5272
 
The Webb Schools are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities and do not discriminate based on perceived or actual race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, pregnancy (or any related conditions), age, marital status, military or veteran status, medical condition, gender/identity/expression, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.


Paleontology Project Manager (Rocky Mountain Region) – SWCA Environmental Consultants

About the opportunity

SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking a Project Manager for the Paleontological Resources Program to support our Rocky Mountain regional business. The ideal candidate will assist the Natural/Cultural Program Directors, Paleontological Team Lead, and Project Managers with project coordination and quality control for paleontological resource management projects and expand our professional reputation in paleontological consulting and research. This full time, salaried position. Remote work locations within the Rocky Mountain region and upper Great Plains (e.g., Minneapolis) will be considered for highly qualified candidates. Main office locations include: Denver (Broomfield), Ft. Collins, Durango, CO; Sheridan, WY; Bismarck, ND; Albuquerque and Carlsbad, NM; Salt Lake City and Vernal, UT.

SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing, 1,100+ staff, employee-owned firm, providing a full-spectrum of environmental services. Our Vision (the North Star) is to make SWCA the best workplace and industry leader in sustainability, bringing sound science and creative solutions to global environmental challenges while maintaining a dedication to employee-ownership. We live our core values: we collaborate as #OneSWCA; we are #AlwaysLearning, we #NeverSettle, and we #GiveBack.

What you will accomplish

The Paleontology Principal Investigator/ Project Manager is a core member of the team, responsible for managing client relationships, supervising staff, successfully winning and executing projects, and leading all aspects of project implementation.

Job Responsibilities:

      • Supervises personnel in the field, office, and laboratory;
      • Acts as lead professional on teams, is accountable to develop talent, methodologies, tools, and standards;
      • Authors proposal scopes and budgets; leads proposals in their entirety;
      • Takes initiative, resolves problems, and creates improved procedures to ensure that tasks are completed in the most effective manner;
      • Leads large, complex paleontology projects and/or lead aspects of interdisciplinary projects that include paleotology to ensure projects meet client expectations and are delivered on time and on budget;
      • Develops productive relationships with relevant regulators, industry experts, academia, etc. to gain insights;
      • Nurtures and develops client relationships;
      • Maintains awareness of competitors in the marketplace and how SWCA differentiates itself;
      • Acts as a technical/professional ‘go to’ resource who is able to develop/propose solutions within their practice area; serves as the subject matter expert review for work in their field;
      • Complies with SWCA and client safety programs, and assist in the development of such programs;
      • Builds collaborative relationships across offices/geographies to share resources and expertise;
      • Influences teams across SWCA, even without formal authority.

Experience and qualifications for success

Candidates may not have all these experiences and qualities listed below, but an interest in developing those one does not have is required.

  • M.A. or Ph.D. in paleontology, geology (with an emphasis on paleontology), geobiology, or a closely related field.
  • Knowledge of local geology and paleontology with paleontological field experience in the greater Rocky Mountain region and/or the upper Midwest. 
  • Must meet the criteria to be approved as a “Principal Investigator” on BLM Paleontological Resource Use permits.
  • Fossil preparation and museum curation experience.
  • Field skills including ability to locate, document, excavate, and identify fossils and their stratigraphic context. 
  • Prior experience with paleontological mitigation projects including construction monitoring is highly desirable.
  • Exceptional technical writing skills and a record of completing and editing technical reports in a timely fashion.
  • Past peer-reviewed publication record and conference presentation experience preferred.
  • At least seven (7) years professional consulting experience on a variety of project types, sizes, and agencies, with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of consulting experience in a supervisory capacity, whether in the field or the office.
  • A commitment to fiscal and scheduling responsibilities for projects of all sizes and scopes.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changes in project needs, agency requests, and more.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a variety of colleagues, clients, and agency representatives.
  • A commitment to fiscal and scheduling responsibilities for projects of all sizes and scopes

SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.

If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email [email protected] or call 800-828-8517. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response.

In accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (EPEWA), we are disclosing a good faith estimate of the compensation range for roles that will be, or could be, performed in Colorado.

In Colorado, an employee in this position can expect a rate between $60,000/year and $100,000/year, depending on experience, geographic locations, client requirements where applicable, and other factors permitted by law. Employees in this position are eligible for consideration for SWCA’s annual bonus program, which provides awards based on individual and organizational performance. To review additional benefits associated with this position, click here.

To apply for this position, please use this link below or reach out to Eric Fajer.

https://careers-swca.icims.com/jobs/11471/paleontology-project-manager/job

EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.


 Principal Investigator–Paleontology

Company Profile

PaleoWest is a solution-driven heritage consulting firm that prides itself on employing the best cultural resource management professionals in the industry. PaleoWest places an emphasis on supporting our clients’ needs, fostering new technologies that advance our industry while better protecting its fragile resources, and promoting professional development within the framework of innovation and forward thinking.

Job Description

PaleoWest seeks one or more on-call Paleontology Principal Investigators to join our quickly growing team of experienced, motivated professionals. Principal Investigators provide technical leadership and QA/QC on paleontological projects overseeing field, laboratory, and reporting activities. This is a part-time, as-needed position. This position may be remote or located in any of our offices in California, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona, Utah, or New Mexico.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree specializing in paleontology, geology, biology, or a closely related field
  • 5+ years of professional experience conducting paleontological investigations in one or more states in the western U.S.; prior experience in consulting is strongly preferred. 
  • Knowledge of federal regulations pertaining to paleontological resources, and state-specific knowledge/experience in one or more of the following: California, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico
  • Demonstrated experience conducting paleontological resource surveys, identifying fossils in the field, fossil collection and laboratory preparation, analysis and museum curation, and technical reporting
  • Willingness to travel and conduct fieldwork in often remote locations and in rough terrain and/or challenging weather
  • Active member of the professional community
  • Ability to be listed as Principal Investigator on federal paleontological use permits

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:

  • Strong technical report writing ability
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to lead field survey crews and oversee compliance monitors
  • Knowledge of federal and state regulations pertaining to paleontological resources
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities

Additional Information

PaleoWest is a respected firm, with offices across the United States. If you are interested in joining our rapidly growing team of professionals, please send a resume or CV, cover letter, and three professional references. Pay is commensurate with experience.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, gender, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, or sexual orientation.

To apply please click here