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Collections Manager, Invertebrate Paleontology

Director, Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum and Art Gallery

The Department of Geology at Beloit College invites applications for a part-time, two-semester Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology

Project Paleontologist - SWCA

Postdoc and Staff Scientist openings in the Marine Macroevolution Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology

Opening for Assistant Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology, The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois

Heritage and Museum Sciences at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor position in Heritage Science

Stantec Consulting Inc. is now hiring for several positions in mitigation paleontology out of our Denver and LA office.

TWO POSITIONS—University of Oklahoma

Collections Manager, Invertebrate Paleontology

Regular Full-Time
Los Angeles, CA, US

The Natural History Museum of LA County (NHMLAC) seeks a Collections Manager of Invertebrate Paleontology (IP). NHMLAC’s IP collection consists of approximately 450,000 lots and about 6-7 million fossil specimens that span the Phanerozoic, but with strengths in Cretaceous and Cenozoic marine invertebrates (particularly mollusks) of western North America. NHMLAC was the first museum in L.A. to open its doors 109 years ago and is poised for an exciting new era as it plans for the future. Having recently completed a new strategic framework, the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County—including NHM at Exposition Park, La Brea Tar Pits and museum in mid-Wilshire, and the William S. Hart Museum in Newhall—is looking forward to new collections and research initiatives, building projects and campaigns, exhibitions, community outreach, and innovative audience engagement.

The Collections Manager will oversee the day-to-day operations of the IP collection, including processing loans and acquisitions, maintaining and improving database records, conserving and organizing specimens, managing physical improvements and digitization projects, facilitating the use of the collection by researchers, and supporting the needs of other NHMLAC department. The Collections Manager will also train and supervise volunteers, students, and other personnel; this position is directly supervised by the Curator of Invertebrate Paleontology. The primary work location for this position is the IP collection facility in Carson, CA, but some time will be spent at the main NHMLAC building in Exposition Park.

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County values and endeavors to support diversity, equity, inclusion, and access within its organization and communities. Candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color (BIPOC), neurodiverse, a woman, a person with a disability, a veteran, and/or a part of the LGBTQAI+ community are welcome and encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in candidates whose background and experience have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to engage and include culturally diverse audiences in museums and in science. It is an exciting time as we embark on new journeys of becoming a museum of, for, and with L.A.


  • Cares for the Invertebrate Paleontology collection on a day-­to-­day basis, including organizing and conserving specimens, preparing and processing loans and acquisitions, and facilitating collection visits. Proposes, develops, and implements plans for collection growth and improvement.
  • Provides documentation for the collection, including cataloging, entering/updating database records, inventorying, and enhancing documentation through digitization. Responds to requests for information about the collection and shares collection records through external repositories.
  • Participates in education and other public program activities of the Museum including but not limited to collection tours, supporting exhibitions, and participation in public museum events. Handles inquiries from the public and researchers.
  • Stays current with trends and techniques in collections management, collection-based research, conservation, digitization, biodiversity informatics, government regulations, and documentation relevant to the management of the IP collection. May lead or participate in ongoing or original research related to the collection.
  • Trains, supervises, and manages collections personnel, including interns, students and volunteers.


  • 3-5 years experience in the collection, organization, care and/or conservation of natural history specimens/collections; relevant experience may have been gained through work as a student or professional. We expect qualified applicants will have either a substantial history of museum work or a bachelor’s or graduate degree in a related field and some museum work experience, but we encourage applicants in their cover letters to explain how their particular combination of education and experience qualifies them for the position.
  • Working knowledge of invertebrate taxonomy, geology, and the organization and management of invertebrate paleontology collections.
  • Experience with database software and common principles of biodiversity informatics.
  • Experience writing reports, grants, professional correspondence, and/or procedure manuals.
  • Experience effectively presenting information to and responding to questions from individuals or groups of managers, scientists, and the general public.


  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, access and inclusion work.
  • Experience supervising a large and diverse team of staff, volunteers, and students.
  • Working knowledge of external data repositories such as GBIF, iDigBio, and MorphoSource.
  • Experience with typical methods used for field collection and processing of invertebrate fossils. 


Annual salary for this position is $62,500. This is a full-time, regular, exempt position with excellent benefits.

The primary location for this job is at NHMLA’s Invertebrate Paleontology Collections & Research facility in Carson, CA. Travel to the central NHM location in Exposition Park in Los Angeles will sometimes be required. Some offsite travel will be required.

Applicants and employees are invited to identify reasonable accommodations that can be made to assist them to perform the essential functions of the position they seek or occupy. The incumbent must be able to perform this job safely, with reasonable accommodation if necessary, without endangering the health or safety of him/herself or others.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Submit a current CV, a cover letter describing how your experience, knowledge, and interest qualify you for this position, and the names and contact information of three professional references through the Museum’s employment site at

The NHMLAC is establishing a COVID-19 vaccination mandate for staff, effective August 10, 2021. NHMLAC is requiring that all staff receive the vaccine for COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Exemptions for documented medical reasons or a sincerely held religious belief may be requested.

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Director, Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum and Art Gallery

The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) is seeking an innovative and committed individual to join our inclusive and collegial community, serving as the Director of the EMS Museum and Art Gallery. Located on the ground floor of the Deike Building on the University Park campus, the recently renovated EMS Museum and Art Gallery is perfectly positioned to be a vibrant and impactful center of learning, community, and outreach, telling the story of the EMS disciplines to a broad audience. The EMS Museum and Art Gallery possesses a world-class collection of mineral and rock specimens, original artwork of historic significance (including the noteworthy Steidle Collection of American Industrial Art), and significant collections of fossils, ceramics, glass, and artifacts of science and industry. The responsibilities for this position will include: overseeing the collections; developing relevant and engaging exhibits that capture the imagination and bring to life the expertise and research innovations of the College's five departments and three institutes; implementing and supporting college events in the Museum and Art Gallery space; providing a fully accessible and inclusive experience for all constituencies; writing and managing successful grant proposals to develop and care for the collections, exhibits, and technical projects; partnering with faculty to develop broader impacts/broadening participation activities and materials; partnering with the Office of Development to coordinate revenue-generating activities to foster growth; supervising staff and volunteers; maintaining up-to-date web content; participating in the teaching and research mission of the College including student engagement; creating K-12 educational materials and programs; and fostering community outreach.

The directorship is open to immediate tenure-eligible applicants at the rank of associate professor or professor.

The hired applicant will report to the John Leone Dean of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences and will hold an academic appointment in one of the College's departments (Geosciences, Geography, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, Materials Science and Engineering, Energy and Mineral Engineering).

Applicants should have:

  • A PhD in a field appropriate for tenure in an EMS department
  • An excellent teaching and mentoring track record
  • An excellent research and publication track record
  • Demonstrated service to the profession

The hired applicant will report to the John Leone Dean of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences and will hold an appointment in one of the College's academic departments (Geosciences, Geography, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, Materials Science and Engineering, Energy and Mineral Engineering).

To apply, please upload the following materials with your application:

  • a cover letter and concise vision statement for the EMS Museum and Gallery,
  • a curriculum vitae, and
  • the names and contact information of at least three references.

The Pennsylvania State University's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences takes an active role in building a talented, inclusive, and culturally competent workforce. We understand that our shared future is guided by basic principles of fairness, mutual respect, and commitment to each other. Applicants should provide evidence, either woven through their application or as a separate diversity statement, of a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusive excellence, belonging, and engagement, which creates an inclusive environment in their workplace.

We will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to receive and review applications until the position is filled. For additional information on the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences go to

We seek both immediate tenure-eligible and non-tenure-line applicants for this position. Interested non-tenure-line applicants must refer to and apply to the following advertisement:

Apply online at

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

The Department of Geology at Beloit College invites applications for a part-time, two-semester Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology beginning in August 2022.

The successful candidate will teach two introductory laboratory courses: Environmental Geology in fall 2022 and Historical Geology in spring 2023.

Further details about the position and applying can be found here:
Review of applications will begin on June 1. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

Click HERE to apply

Project Paleontologist

About the opportunity

SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking a Paleontology Project Manager to support our Southern California offices. You will be a core member of the program, responsible for managing client relationships, supervising staff, successfully winning and executing projects, and leading all aspects of project implementation. This is a regular, full-time, salaried position. This position is a great wonderful career -growth opportunity for the right candidate to join SWCA’s expanding practice. Remote work locations within California, Arizona, and Nevada will be considered for highly qualified candidates. Main office locations include: Pasadena, San Diego, Sacramento, Half Moon Bay, and San Luis Obispo, CA; Tucson, Flagstaff, Phoenix, AZ; Las Vegas and Reno, NV.

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

  • 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 paleontology 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

  • 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 California. 
  • Must meet the criteria to be approved as a “Principal Investigator” on the California 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.

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 480-581-5378. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response.

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

The Marine Macroevolution Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology is currently recruiting postdocs/staff scientists, PhD students and research interns to join OIST in 2022-2023.

There are 4 open postdoc or staff scientist positions in Ichthyology, Paleontology, Fish Biomechanics, and Systematics/Phylogenetic Comparative Methods. Position and application information can be found through links here.

Applications will be initially reviewed June 1, 2022 and have flexible start dates in the 2022-2023 academic year. These positions are funded for at least 3 years (dependent on progress) and come with research funds, housing, travel, and childcare support. 

Additional postdoc opportunities with later start dates may be funded through through JSPS and other agencies. Funding mechanisms are available both Japanese and International PhDs. Please contact to discuss possible projects for submission. 

 Opening for Assistant Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology
The Field Museum
Chicago, Illinois

The Field Museum invites applications for an Assistant Curator in the field of Vertebrate Paleontology. This term position has a probationary period of 3 + 3 years; after successful promotion to the Associate level, it is renewable every 7 years, according to the Field Museum's Policy Statement on the Curatorial Ranks. The Field Museum's Earth Science Section has a record of scientific excellence in collections-based research, with current strengths in phylogenetic systematics, comparative and functional morphology, paleoecology, paleoclimate, macroevolution, paleobotany, meteoritics, and cosmochemistry.
We are seeking a collegial individual with strong communication skills who conducts innovative, integrative, and collaborative research in Vertebrate Paleontology that will complement and expand the section's strengths. Our Fossil Vertebrate collections are world-class and host an incredible diversity of specimens. Of particular interest are candidates who will utilize the collections of fossil mammals (~73,000 specimens, including a large collection of Oligocene-Pleistocene mammals from South America), fossil fishes (~30,000 individuals ranging from the Ordovician to Pleistocene), and Paleozoic tetrapods from North America and South Africa (~3,500 specimens), among others. Candidates who perform fieldwork and work in state-of-the-art methodologies/technologies are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an externally funded field and laboratory research program, contribute to overseeing, building, and using the Vertebrate Paleontology collections, participate in Museum exhibitions, public outreach and education, and programmatic efforts. Close relationships with local universities provide opportunities for graduate and undergraduate training participation. A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline must be held by the start of employment.

To apply and for inquiries, please email: [email protected]

   Applications should include:

  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • A statement of research interests and career objectives (max. three pages)
  • A statement on curatorial vision (max. two pages) 
  • A statement on diversity, equity, inclusivity, and accessibility in a museum context (max. two pages)
  • Names and contact information for three people who can provide letters of recommendation; and (6) copies of up to 5
  • Relevant publications in PDF format

Review of applications will begin on August 1, 2022 

Heritage and Museum Sciences at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas is one of the oldest and largest programs of its kind.  As a master’s only graduate program, Heritage and Museum Sciences educates and trains heritage and museum professionals for a global market.  

Heritage and Museum Sciences invites applications for a full-time (9-month academic appointment) Assistant Professor position in Heritage Science who will seek outside research funding, provide excellent teaching, and engage in service to the department, university, and the community.  The position begins Fall Semester 2022.  The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the department’s vision of being a center of excellence in advancing the heritage and museum professions through impactful research and innovative teaching.  Depending on the successful candidate, the position may have a curatorial or heritage appointment in the Museum complex as well.  

New tenure-track faculty members are expected to develop an active, extramurally-funded research program that contributes to the emerging field of geoheritage.  The successful candidate is expected to provide rigorous research training for graduate students, teach geoheritage and related courses at the graduate level, and engage in service to the department, college, university, and profession.    

Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in a closely related field to Heritage sciences and postdoctoral research experience.  Candidates with demonstrated scholarly success (e.g., peer-reviewed publications) and commitment to inclusive excellence in research and teaching are encouraged to apply.  Preferred qualifications include demonstrated success in obtaining extramural funding; a record of teaching at a university; and mentoring of graduate students. 

Application materials consist of: 1) curriculum vitae; 2) three representative publications; 3) research statement; 4) teaching philosophy; 5) contact information of three potential referees.  Applicants are welcome to indicate any COVID-19 pandemic-related constraints they have faced. 

Application review began on January 18, 2022 for Fall 2022 and continues until the position is filed.  Questions can be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee Sally Shelton, Heritage and Museum Sciences Associate Chair.  

To apply for this position, please go to, select ‘Faculty’ (in red), search for the position, and follow the instructions on the listing.

Stantec Consulting Inc. is now hiring for several positions in mitigation paleontology out of our Denver and LA office. We have an exciting array of field projects across the American West and are looking for paleontologists and paleontological field technicians. Please see the individual job postings below for details.

Stantec is grounded in safety, quality, and ethics. Our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. We’re a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities they support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

For questions please contact Cara Corsetti.

Paleontologist, Denver CO – Req #210002WT

Paleontologist, Monrovia CA – Req #210002WQ

Paleontological Technician, Monrovia CA – Req #210002WV

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 ( and the School of 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.

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
    For the position of Assistant Curator of Invertebrate Paleontology & Assistant Professor of Geosciences, please submit to

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.