The Division of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) seeks an Assistant or Associate Curator in physical/ biological anthropology. This is a tenure track position with the duration of review for tenure negotiable depending on the candidate’s degree of professional experience and accomplishment. Candidates should have a strong background in paleoanthropological research and welcome the challenge of working with one of the world’s most comprehensive collections in this area as well as interacting with colleagues at AMNH across the biological and physical sciences. AMNH curatorships are defined as research positions: prior experience with museum collections and an active and productive field program are not absolute requirements, though would be considered strongly positive attributes. AMNH curators are expected to maintain a high level of productivity in original research, to seek extramural funding, and to assume oversight responsibility for the management of Museum collections relevant to their areas of expertise. Other responsibilities may include advising graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, offering courses in the Museum’s Richard Gilder Graduate School, serving on committees, and participating in Museum-sponsored exhibits and educational programs. Candidates should have completed the Ph.D. degree before the expected employment start date (July 1, 2012). The American Museum of Natural History is committed to the principles of Affirmative Action and encourages applications from women and minority candidates. Interested candidates should submit the following materials:
a) cover letter with name, address and current position of the applicant including a description of the candidate’s research interests, accomplishments, and plans.
b) list of dissertation advisors, committee members, co-authors and co-PIs on grants that have received funding during the preceding five years.
c) detailed curriculum vitae, complete bibliography, copies of up to five relevant publications (pdf versions preferred).
d) names, positions, institutional affiliations and contact information for no more than three referees regarding the applicant’s professional qualifications.
Electronic submission of all materials is strongly encouraged but materials may also be sent by mail or courier (not fax) to: Anthropology Search Committee, Division of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024-5192. Email submissions should be directed to: email@example.com (attention, Anthropology Search Committee). To receive the fullest consideration, applications should be received no later than January 30, 2012.
The American Museum of Natural History was founded in 1869, and the Museum’s first scientific department was Anthropology, established in 1873. The current Division of Anthropology comprises five curators and a support staff of 30. Current curators specialize in North American archaeology, North American ethnology, Mesoamerican archaeology, African ethnology, and Asian ethnology. The Division includes staff members who work in collections management, archives, digital imaging and database management, objects conservation, and cultural resources. The collections of the Division number more than 500,000 objects, including biological specimens and artifacts from past and current cultures around the world.
The American Museum of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Museum does not discriminate due to age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.
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