Assistant Professor, Vertebrate Paleontology 
Department of Integrative Biology
University of California, Berkeley

The Department of Integrative Biology (IB) and the University of California Museum of Paleontology (UCMP) at the University of California, Berkeley invite applications for a full time tenure-track position in vertebrate paleontology at the Assistant Professor level. Potential start date is July 1, 2019.

IB and the UCMP are world-renowned for their dedication to understanding the evolution, systematics, paleoecology, geological history, and paleobiology of life on Earth using field studies, museum collections, and laboratory research. We seek exceptional candidates working in any area of vertebrate paleontology, and on any vertebrate group, whose research emphasizes collection, laboratory, and/or field-based studies within a comparative context. Possible research areas include (but are not limited to) the evolution of major adaptations, functional morphology, microevolutionary and/or macroevolutionary patterns and processes, response of vertebrate taxa and fauna to global climate change through time, paleophysiology, paleoecology, comparative morphology, developmental paleobiology, and the application of phylogenetics to major evolutionary problems. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a strong externally funded active field and/or laboratory research program, to contribute to building and using UCMP collections, and to participate in UCMP research, education, and programmatic needs. Candidates will also contribute to teaching in the undergraduate and graduate curricula of the Department of Integrative Biology, develop a first-class research program that trains graduate and undergraduate students, and possesses a commitment to education, outreach and service.

The Berkeley campus values diversity, equity and inclusion as exemplified by the following principles of community: We recognize the intrinsic relationship between diversity and excellence in all our endeavors. We embrace open and equitable access to opportunities for learning and development as our obligation and goal. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students and staff who share our commitment to these principles. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to equity and inclusion. Financial and in-kind resources are available to pursue activities that help accelerate our efforts to achieve our equity and inclusion goals.

Required Minimum Basic Qualifications:
-Enrolled in a Ph.D. degree or equivalent international degree program

Additional Qualifications:
-Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) must be held by start date
-Evidence of contributions made to advance diversity, equity and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications:
-PhD in vertebrate paleontology/paleobiology, or some related field
-Ability to communicate effectively
-Highly motivated

-Interested in undergraduate and graduate teaching, public outreach, and museum collections

Applications must be received by October 15, 2018. To apply, please go to the following link: Please direct all questions to Integrative Biology Academic Personnel

Applicants should include the following required documents:
• Cover Letter
• Curriculum Vitae
• Brief Description of Research Accomplishments
• Statement of Research Objectives
• Statement of Museum Engagement
• Statement of Teaching Interests
• Statement of Contributions to Diversity, addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.
o Please visit this link for assistance with writing the required statement on contributions to diversity:
• List of Publications
• Significant Publication #1
• Significant Publication #2
• Significant Publication #3
• Large Publication File (Optional) In case file needs to be split
• Large Publication File (Optional) In case file needs to be split
• Large Publication File (Optional) In case file needs to be split

Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are produced via a third party (i.e. dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to having their referees submit their letters.

The Department of Integrative Biology and the University of California Museum of Paleontology, UC Berkeley, are committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: faculty.

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