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MAT Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Paleontology
American Museum of Natural History in New York, New York
 
 
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Date Posted 07/04/2022
Category
Postdoctoral-Earth Science
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

MAT Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Paleontology

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Position Title
MAT Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Paleontology

Department
Education - 050

Position Summary
The Division of Paleontology, American Museum of Natural History, seeks a candidate for a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship consisting of 75% research and 25% education, commencing after September 15, 2022, but must be before May 1, 2023. The research will be conducted in fields related to the interests of curatorial faculty member Melanie Hopkins, particularly research that uses the invertebrate fossil record to investigate various topics of morphological evolution, such as rates and patterns of evolution, the role of growth and development, and eco-morphological extinction selectivity. The education component entails serving on the faculty of the RGGS Master-of-Arts in Teaching (MAT) Earth Science residency program (http://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/master-of-arts-in-teaching) designed to prepare Earth science teachers for 7-12th grade high needs public school classroom.

Fellowship duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Carry out scientific research
  • Write scholarly peer-reviewed papers on the results of the research
  • Present scientific results at professional meetings, scientific institutions, and when appropriate to the media and popular audiences
  • Participate in departmental affairs, including service organizing visiting scholar seminars
  • Co-teach as part of the faculty for SCI 680, the Summer Science Practicum course offered as part of the RGGS MAT Earth Science Residency program, including: organizing activities on site and during field excursions and advising, facilitating, and assessing residents in Practicum research projects
  • Participate in admissions and attending monthly faculty meetings

Required Qualifications
  • Ph.D. degree in an appropriate field such as Geology, Paleontology, or Earth Sciences
  • Scientific research resulting from or following obtaining a Ph.D.
  • Educational experience as a lecturer, graduate assistant, teacher, field guide, or outreach worker
  • Ability to develop a robust research program, teach collaboratively with museum professionals in the MAT program, particularly during summer field experience and research exercises, and assist in coordinating teacher candidate science activities

Preferred Qualifications

Physical Demands
  • Must be physically able to lead and educate in the field component of the MAT Practicum

Category
Full-Time/Term

Total Number of Scheduled Hours Per Pay Period
70

Union Status
Non-Union

FLSA
Exempt
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