Professor/Associate Professor in Palaeontology at UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Tromsø University Museum, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, has a permanent position vacant as Professor/Associate professor in Palaeontology. The position is attached to the Department of Natural Sciences.

The position’s field of research/field of work

Northern Norway is well known for its Precambrian - Cambrian deposits including major glaciation cycles, but applications are also welcome from all other areas of palaeontology. The successful applicant is expected to carry out research within the University Museum’s targeted geographical area and within one or more of the fields of systematics, paleogeography, palaeodiversity, palaeoclimatology and palaeoecology.

The position’s duties include research and research-based activities, collection management, dissemination and some administration. We also encourage the teaching and supervision of Master and PhD students. This position will include responsibility and curation activity within large parts of the geological collections, both within and outside the research field of the person to be holding the post.

The successful candidate is expected to participate actively in a broad range of museum outreach activities, such as public communications, media interactions and exhibitions. The appointee is furthermore expected to collaborate and seek collaboration within the institution as well as nationally and internationally. She/he is expected to be active in applying for external research funding.

Qualification requirements

The successful candidate is internationally recognized within the field, with scientific merits beyond doctoral level. Research experience within palaeontological research. Experience in museum work, especially scientific collections, is a further asset. A successful track record in applying for external funding and/or a high potential for external funding will be given emphasis when evaluating applicants. Personal suitability will also be evaluated.

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