Assistant Curator - Paleontology

Location
Martinsville, Virginia
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Nov 09, 2018
Closes
Dec 09, 2018
Ref
21063774
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Senior Scientist
Working Title Assistant Curator - Paleontology



Role Title Scientist II - 59132



Job Open Date 09/04/2018



Job Close Date

Jobs close at 11:59pm EST/EDT.



Job Type Detail

Definition Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1



Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? No



Hiring Range 44,000-46,000



Agency VA Museum of Natural History (942)



Agency Website



Location Martinsville - 690



Sublocation



Position Number 00089



Job Posting Number



Does this position have telework options? No



Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference No



Type of Recruitment

Definition General Public - G



Job Type

Definition Full-Time (Salaried)



Pay Band 05



Job Description An exceptional job opportunity with the Virginia Museum of Natural History is now available. The mission of the Virginia Museum of Natural History is to interpret Virginia's natural heritage within a global context in ways that are relevant to all the citizens of the Commonwealth. If you meet the qualifications for Assistant Curator ? Paleontology, we invite you to apply to join our staff. The earliest starting date for this position is 1 July 2019, but no later than 1 September 2019. We seek a dynamic individual to conduct integrative, field- and collections-based research in paleontology. The successful candidate will be expected to obtain external funding to support their research efforts. Area of specialization is open, but an active interest in extant museum collections (Jurassic dinosaurs, Cenozoic marine vertebrates and/or invertebrates, Triassic vertebrates and/or insects, paleobotany) is a plus. VMNH is located in Martinsville VA, close to an important Triassic lagersttte (Solite Quarry). VMNH is also actively involved in the excavation of an important Miocene marine mammal location on the Coastal Plain. The state-of-the-art fossil preparation lab has staff technical support and an active corps of trained volunteers. VMNH also maintains a range of stereographic and petrographic microscopes, modern collections databases and a research library. Additional facilities are available at Virginia Tech less than 2 hours away. Most curators maintain active adjunct faculty appointments at Virginia Tech. This allows, among other things, internet access to the Virginia Tech library. Duties for this position also include interaction with other museum departments such as education, outreach, exhibits, and advancement. For more information about VMNH, visit our website at .



Minimum Qualifications General competence in field collection, preparation, care, and management of fossil collections is required, along with the ability to interface with outside scientists requesting access to the collections. The ability to effectively communicate scientific knowledge to a wide spectrum of audiences is an important qualification. Ph.D. in biology, earth science, or a related field with a heavy emphasis on paleontology, is required at the time of appointment.



Preferred Qualifications Experience beyond the Ph.D. is preferred.



Special Requirements



Special Instructions to Applicants Only online applications are accepted. In addition to the online application, applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and curatorial interests and goals, a list of publications relevant to the application, and names and contact information of at least three references. These documents may be attached to the online application. The Commonwealth of Virginia online employment application is available at The Virginia Museum of Natural History complies with E-Verify which is an internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. The Virginia Museum of Natural History complies with E-Verify which is an internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are afforded equal opportunities without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability. The successful applicant must furnish proof of identity and employment eligibility and is subject to a background check.



Optional Applicant Documents Resume

Cover Letter



Required Applicant Documents



Contact Information



Name Rhonda Casey



Phone



Fax



Email:



Address: 21 Starling Avenue Martinsville VA 24112