Permanent position of Assistant Professor (France) ~

1 de febrero de 2011

Permanent position of Assistant Professor (France)

Evolution, Morphology, Evolutionary Biology, Paleontology
The Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (EPHE) opens a « Maître de
conférences » position (permanent position of Assistant Professor) at
the « Paléobiodiversité & Evolution » lab, part of Biogéosciences
unit (UMR CNRS) in Dijon (Burgundy, France).

Candidates are expected to develop a research program on the study
of mechanisms leading to the emergence of particular phenotypes by
favoring multi-scale approaches from the microevolutionary level
(function, adaptation) up to the macroevolutionary level (historic
contingency). The understanding of complex biological systems can be
now approached through the concept of shape modularity and integration
providing a relevant link between developmental processes and evolution.

The position concerns either a paleontologist or an evolutionary
biologist (ecology, population biology) considering his(her) project at
the interface between micro- and macro-evolutionary researches. Solid
knowledge in morphometry and statistics are expected.

Teaching program will include Evolution, Morphometry, Paleontology
courses, in particular in the Master BSE (Biologie Santé Ecologie)
of the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes and in the lectures given in
Palébiodiversité & Evolution lab in Dijon.

The review process will be held in Spring 2011, and the position
will begin end of 2011 (pending final decision of French Academy
of Sciences). The official announcement and the list of requested
items for formal application will be posted later on at the EPHE web
site ( At the moment, provide only a CV
(including teaching experience and publications) and a letter of interest
to Sophie Montuire.

Contact : Dr. S. Montuire (head of the Paléobiodiversité & Evolution
» lab or Dr. M. Veuille (head of the Life and Earth Sciences Section
of EPHE).
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