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IU Paleontology Collections Manager and Digital Projects Coordinator

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Interested candidates should submit application materials, a cover letter, statement of research and relevant experience, CV, and contact information for 3 referees online at

Posting Details

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Position Details

Title IU Paleontology Collections Manager and Digital Projects Coordinator
Appointment Status Non-Tenure Track
Department IU Bloomington Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Position Summary

Indiana University invites applications for a combined Paleontology Collections Manager and Digital Projects Coordinator position. We seek an individual with primary interests in invertebrate paleontology and collections digitization who will help us maintain our momentum in transforming paleontology at IU and advancing digital initiatives in all of our natural history collections through the Center for Biological Research Collections (CBRC). The IU Paleontology Collection houses about 1.3 million fossil specimens, including more than 1,000 types, spanning the Cambrian through Quaternary, with special strengths in the Paleozoic of the North American platform and Mesozoic of western North America. The CBRC provides digital support to IU’s three main natural history collection, which include the William R. Adams Zooarchaeology Collection and the IU Herbarium in addition to paleo. Duties include assisting faculty curators with management of the IU Paleontology Collection; assisting the Director and faculty of the Center of Biological Research Collections with initiating and managing digital collection initiatives, including grant writing, for IU’s three natural history collections.

Basic Qualifications

Qualifications are a Ph.D. in paleontology or a relevant field, or at least 5 years of experience in paleontology collection management.

Department Contact for Questions

Questions about the position should be directed to: Dr. Claudia C. Johnson, Search Committee Chair (

Additional Qualifications

Research specialization in an area associated with our collection, and experience in collection management, grant writing, 3D digitization of museum collection objects, programming or scripting, and supervisory roles. Knowledge of management of paleontological collections, including cataloguing, accessioning, loan processing, database use, experience with digital objects; demonstrable attention to detail and accuracy, teamwork and communication skills, ability to interface professionally with the university, public, governmental and research communities, and ability to manage projects, students, and volunteers are required.

Salary and Rank Salary will range from $40-$60k depending on experience, plus benefits.
Special Instructions

Interested candidates should submit application materials, a cover letter, statement of research and relevant experience, CV, and contact information for 3 referees online at

For Best Consideration Date 01/31/2018
Expected Start Date 08/01/2018
OAA # 21712-02

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. List Of References
  4. Statement of Research and Teaching
Optional Documents