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Assistant Professor of Paleobiology, Department of Geosciences, Baylor University

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally-ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education's "Great Colleges to Work For." The university is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris (http://www.baylor.edu/profuturis/). As the world’s largest Baptist University, Baylor offers over 40 doctoral programs and has almost 17,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries.

Baylor seeks to fill the following tenure track faculty position within the College of Arts and Sciences: Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor, Paleobiology, Baylor University.

The Baylor University Department of Geosciences seeks a dynamic scholar to fill this position beginning August, 2018. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Paleobiology, Paleontology, Geology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, or a closely related discipline. We seek an individual with a research focus in aspects of biological paleontology such as invertebrate paleontology, vertebrate paleontology, ichnology, palynology, micropaleontology, paleoecology, paleogeography, molecular paleontology, taphonomy, phylogeny, systematics, macroevolution, functional morphology, and other biological and paleobiological processes and patterns. Regardless of research focus area, enthusiasm for interdisciplinary research and cultivation of new collaborations is essential to this position. The successful candidate will contribute to the undergraduate curriculum by teaching courses in historical geology and invertebrate paleontology and to the graduate programs (MS and PhD) in Geosciences by teaching graduate courses and seminars in his/her areas of specialization, establish and participate in externally-funded research, and successfully mentor M.S. and Ph.D. candidates to graduation. The Department currently consists of 18 tenured and tenure-track geoscientists, and has considerable analytical and computing facilities with equipment including Stable Isotope, Gas Chromatograph, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, FTIR, and Raman Spectrometers. Additionally, shared Mass Spectrometry, Molecular Biosciences, and Microscopy and Imaging Centers are available. Research space is available in the 500,000 ft2 “state-of-the-art” Baylor Sciences Building.

The application package for this position should include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, official transcripts, reprints of three peer-reviewed publications, separate statements of your research plan and teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of three references. The application package should be submitted electronically to: Dr. Daniel Peppe, Search Committee Chair, Department of Geosciences, One Bear Place #97354, Baylor University, Waco, TX 76798-7354 USA (Telephone: +1-254-710-2629; email: daniel_peppe@baylor.edu).

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. We will be available to meet with candidates at the GSA meeting in Seattle. Please contact Daniel Peppe by email to set up a meeting. Applications will be reviewed beginning 11/01/2017 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by 11/17/2017.

To learn more, please visit these links: http://www.baylor.edu/geology/, http://www.baylor.edu/artsandsciences/, and Jobs at Baylor.

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.