85% Part Time
$47,126 - $75,836
UC Riverside Earth Sciences Department seeks a Museum Scientist to conserve, oversee, and utilize departmental research, reference, and teaching collections; and manage the museum outreach program. The position is 85% time with flexible Monday through Friday hours. Candidates seeking external research or outreach funding that may supplement salary while pursuing departmental goals are particularly encouraged to apply. The department, which has recently rapidly grown in faculty, is within the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, and has strong specimen-based research in fault petrology, geochemistry, and paleontology. Such research complements departmental research foci in Organic and Paleoenvironmental Evolution, and Earthquake Processes (see http://earthscience.ucr.edu/ ). We are looking for individuals with a strong background in specimen-based earth-life history research, familiarity with a broad range of geological materials, and an active interest in Museum Science including digitization and databasing. The new hire will engage with UCR's Center for Integrative Biological Collections, a rapidly evolving college-wide initiative. A Ph.D. is preferred, along with experience of and/or qualifications in collections management. The University of California is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Please visit http://jobs.ucr.edu/ for more information and to apply for this career position. Applications received by September 15th will receive priority attention.
Master's degree in geology or paleontology or related field.
Ability to identify and classify rocks, minerals and fossils according to established classification systems.
Knowledge and experience in library literature review for identification and documentation of earth science materials.
Experience writing reports in geology or paleontology.
Excellent communication and organizational skills.
Ph.D. in geology or paleontology or related field.
A broad knowledge of geology, geography, geophysics, paleontology, and geology of California and the southwestern United States.
Demonstrated supervisory experience.
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities'air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.
UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.
- Washington Monthly (August 2016) ranked UC Riverside 12th in the nation in its annual University and College Survey. \
- Education Trust placed UC Riverside 9th in the nation for closing the graduation gap between black and white students by 1.7 percentage points.
- In QS World University Rankings 2016/2017, UC Riverside's Department of Philosophy is #1 in the world for the frequency with which published papers are cited by other philosophers.
- U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 118th overall; earns "Great Schools, Great Prices."
- Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2016) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 to 200 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."
- U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:
- Graduate School of Education - 62nd among ranked schools
- Bourns College of Engineering - 71st among ranked schools
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