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Postdoctoral Position in Early Hominid Paleoecology and Paleoenvironment

by Ed Hagen last modified May 09, 2012 07:39 PM expired
The Physical Anthropology Department at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History invites applications for a full-time position as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Early Hominid Paleoecology and Paleoenvironment. The successful candidate will conduct a collaborative field and laboratory research with Yohannes Haile-Selassie (PI of the Woranso-Mille Paleontological project) in Ethiopia and the Department of Physical Anthropology. The postdoctoral fellow must have a good understanding of modern African faunal communities and ecology and will be responsible for conducting taphonomic analysis and reconstructing the paleoecology and paleoenvironment of the Woranso-Mille Miocene and Plio-Pleistocene localities.

Priority will be given to applicants with previous publications on Miocene and Plio-Pleistocene African paleoecology and related subjects and have completed a PhD or equivalent degree before submission of an application. The appointment has a start date of October 1, 2012 and will be for one year with a possibility of renewal for another year.

Applications must be submitted no later than August 31, 2012. The application should include a cover letter with a brief statement describing paleoecology-related research to date and future research objectives, a Curriculum Vitae, and names and full contact information for three references. Please email applications, or questions you may have about the position, directly to Yohannes Haile-Selassie atyhailese@cmnh.org.

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